Topic: Joe's bursts

Hello everyone!  This is the list I have of bursts that Joe owns:


1.  Magellan - 9-0829. 
2.  Spot - 9-1688. 
3.  Skinner - 9-1951. 
4.  The Runt - 0-7453. 
5.  Johnny Fever - 0-7589.
6.  Carmelita - 9-1953.

Does he still have these?  Any additions!

Thank you!!

A Gibson Les Paul, Marshall Amplifier, Bottle of Jameson, Pack of Marlboro Lights and A Zippo lighter....  What else is there?

Re: Joe's bursts

Snake bite? Is that one gone too?
I saw him on the Nikki Sixx video talking about one he called "Buddy"

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Joe Bursts:
Magellan         1959 9-0829
Skinner -         1959 9-1951
Snakebite        1959 9-1948
Buddy             1959 9-0378
Cousin Jethro  1960 0-1491
Black burst-     1960 0-0162
Runt                1960 0-7453
Two sisters-     1960 0-8089
Norm harris-    1960- 0-7452
Ragin Cajun-    1960-0-7171

Johnny B         1960 0-8145 https://www.instagram.com/p/BrqqaSEgbaK/ ,

Re: Joe's bursts

59lespaul wrote:

Hello everyone!  This is the list I have of bursts that Joe owns:


1.  Magellan - 9-0829. 
2.  Spot - 9-1688. 
3.  Skinner - 9-1951. 
4.  The Runt - 0-7453. 
5.  Johnny Fever - 0-7589.
6.  Carmelita - 9-1953.

Does he still have these?  Any additions!

Thank you!!


I know he sold Spot (such a shock) and I believe Carmelita is a goner too.

"To repeat a good thing is to sit still; to take a chance is to grow." - Joe Bonamassa
I need some Joe...NOW.
Joe = Joy

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sally12333 wrote:
59lespaul wrote:

Hello everyone!  This is the list I have of bursts that Joe owns:


1.  Magellan - 9-0829. 
2.  Spot - 9-1688. 
3.  Skinner - 9-1951. 
4.  The Runt - 0-7453. 
5.  Johnny Fever - 0-7589.
6.  Carmelita - 9-1953.

Does he still have these?  Any additions!

Thank you!!


I know he sold Spot (such a shock) and I believe Carmelita is a goner too.

I am sure there is more

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yeah, reo l posted updated list above in post #3
Skinner!!!!! big_smile

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Glad someone is keeping track.  I gave up!

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Re: Joe's bursts

Joe Bursts:
Magellan          1959 9-0829
Skinner            1959 9-1951
Snakebite        1959 9-1948
Buddy              1959 9-0378
Cousin Jethro   1960 0-1491
Black burst       1960 0-0162
Runt                 1960 0-7453
Two sisters       1960 0-8089
Norm harris      1960- 0-7452
Ragin Cajun      1960-0-7171

Johnny B          1960 0-8145 https://www.instagram.com/p/BrqqaSEgbaK/
Big Al               1959 9-0917  https://www.instagram.com/p/Bti_PqlnsBf/

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very cool...original owner...LOVE the name big Al,  Oh yeah!!! big_smile

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Jane H. wrote:

very cool...original owner...LOVE the name big Al,  Oh yeah!!! big_smile

Looks almost complete

"Joe B saved my soul, forever grateful Ron"
"Some people dream of worthy accomplishments while others stay awake and do them"
Skinner #1,JBLP 145(aged),252, (unaged),#285HM, Bburst #026, Joes 052 BCC black LP, Strat> RT,EC Gilmour,Beck,Lenny LP> PK 83,CC#2,3,4,9,Amps>Carol Ann RAH JB-100 SN 001,JB100 Red SN02,OD2, OD3,Tucana 2&3 Triptix,Twinkle land, Plexi ,JB Jub, Jubs,Plexi,Satch,Two Rock>others

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https://www.instagram.com/p/B0rdIGUJhzs/
9-0427 aka The Daddy Reed Burst

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https://www.instagram.com/p/B270aCRp_rj/

Lorelei 9-2180

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Joe's restoration project: 59 red sprayed can wreck guitar

  https://www.instagram.com/p/B6j8BDHJSXp/
  https://www.instagram.com/p/B6lL-GTp__4/

   where it came from https://www.instagram.com/p/B5OUS16Hezy/

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reo l wrote:

Joe's restoration project: 59 red sprayed can wreck guitar

  https://www.instagram.com/p/B6j8BDHJSXp/
  https://www.instagram.com/p/B6lL-GTp__4/

   where it came from https://www.instagram.com/p/B5OUS16Hezy/

                    “The Red Redemption Burst” aka The Red Thing"


updates: https://www.instagram.com/p/B6qYa2YJeKU/
              https://www.instagram.com/p/B6tOVJ_JItC/
              https://www.instagram.com/p/B6uTzlnpTrY/
              https://www.instagram.com/p/B604tyDJ7Lb/
              https://www.instagram.com/p/B63yAzbJHHg/ smile!
              https://www.instagram.com/p/B69KKzMJLO_/
              https://www.instagram.com/p/B69OpKopyXd/

   ' - Hey Guys,
Well, it all started with a frozen meatball re-heated with marginally decent pasta sauce a few weeks ago at Barones' Italian Restaurant in Van Nuys CA. I was attending our holiday gathering of like minded guitar nerds in Los Angeles for our last dinner of the year. My friend David, came in with the Red Thing that he posted a month before and my radar immediately went off after spotting that neck tenon. At first without seeing any of the parts and David saying he thought the PAFs were double whites ( they are not, double blacks) I said we might have a double 0 on our hands. Its got a big-ish neck. I spoke to David about what the owner wanted to do with it. He said he wanted it to be restored to its original sunburst. He bought it in 1963 for $100 stripped it and painted it Candy Apple Red about 5 years later. He came into David's shop armed with a Sweetwater catalog and a circled 2019 Les Paul Standard in sunburst " This is what it looked like before I stripped it". I made David an offer that night and asked to contact the owner. The next day I looked at the parts which are all correct ( rings, Double black PAFs, harness (7th week of 59 and the smoking gun along with the factory large frets, until the top was stripped) wiring , knobs ect. My offer was accepted (he did well... and nobody got ripped off) and the guitar was off to Kim at Historic Makeovers the next day. Two days later Kim sent me a picture of a center seam. ( thank God!) and on Monday his team stripped it. Its Carmelita, Nicky, Snakebite wood for sure. Next step with a big help from JJ Blair with an original pick guard and backplates (only things that were missing) the guitar should be on the road this spring. ' https://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/show … -59-burst!

15 (edited by Jane H. 2020-01-07 13:17:10)

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thanks reo.
i have been trying to follow Joe's instagram so had seen his posts there but the lespaul foum stuff is interesting
of course i am mostly just interested in the stories because of being a Joe fan more than LP fan. he sure has gotten me interested though...not something i have much brain room left to use on learning but it is interesting and with this latest...to me a whole other subtopic with the restoration angle.

That forum though drives me nuts a little...besides that one obnoxious boob avatar the one guy has....you can't search a lot in the forum without being registered but i did click some links and found the site that has the Burst Serial log.
only scratching the surface but I am finding out that there are more than i thought...i mean i hadnt really given it much thought but mostly looked at only Joe's collectibles and ones he has mentioned.
and i kind of remember that he had gone in with Charlie? and/or others on some of them...this thread makes it sound like it was a mutual investment although Joe's comments didn't indicate that expressly...not that that matters to me

i'm just rambling....Joe and the others there have such knowledge...my extent is just knowing what Joe shirts were available 15 years ago lol and various collectibles I used to search on ebay for all the time. lol but i daydream time to time...what if i find something at a yard sale...that could be a fake but if the person thinks its worth something but doesn't know how much...would i be able to tell so could make some great score...my one brother buys and sells stuff, mostly makes money on record albums...he knows a lot about that so can go in a thrift store and know right away what he can make money n or a good chance etc. blahblah but anyway i often dream about finding some old burst that someone had in an attic and didnt think to look into....but most of the time I fantasize about finding a cd bargain bin and scoring a SILT with ANDY live dvd release....but fun to follow joe's safari stories


ANYWAY, that LP forum...driving me nuts also...they are asking what is its name...don't they read Joe's instagram lol. i think he is calling it Red Redemption Burst...very fitting and cool IMO...i want to go there and post it but don't want to register there as i would feel like a poser and don't have much else to contribute. i wouldn't be surprised if he changes the name though like he did with the one he called Big Al which i think now is the Bosco burst or somethin

BTW congrats on the ten years on that forum Joe....genuinely but also a ugghhh cause its been so long since he's been here...but super grateful to be able to read his posts there when someone links them up (or i have found thru internet search time to time) and mostly appreciate all his instagram posts

of course my favorite burst is Principal Skinner...because of the pin connection...then i would say the one he played Song Of Yesterday on BCC LOE - i think was Magellan...thats the first time i felt like i could tell even the slightest about the tone quality

and yeah wow what a year for Joe on these things and if anyone out there that has one they think he may be interested in...you could contact his office thru this site...i get a kick out of him being the go to guy for this stuff although i am sure many brokers would approach him first but if you just cleaned out Grandpa's closet and don't know where to start...Joe won't rip you off BUT he is also limiting his collecting somewhat
and because he and whatever partners involved are doing so much more than collecting these pieces of history

16 (edited by sally12333 2020-01-07 14:28:28)

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Jane H. wrote:

...not something i have much brain room left to use on learning - - HAHA I can relate.

That forum though drives me nuts a little...besides that one obnoxious boob avatar the one guy has - - Oh my yes!  That guy's a complete jerk!

...my extent is just knowing what Joe shirts were available 15 years ago lol and various collectibles I used to search on ebay for all the time. ...what if i find something at a yard sale...that could be a fake but if the person thinks its worth something but doesn't know how much...would i be able to tell so could make some great score...- - Jane, you are the queen of Joe history!

....but fun to follow joe's safari stories.  - - Yeah, for sure, but ironic after he said he was taking a break or even quitting collecting new stuff, he had his biggest year ever!

ANYWAY, that LP forum...driving me nuts also...they are asking what is its name...don't they read Joe's instagram lol. - - I see questions like that all the time, when Joe posts the answers, you wonder how these fans don't see all that?!  Frustrating, but I was a newbie once too so have to give them a break.

...of course my favorite burst is Principal Skinner...because of the pin connection... - - That is the coolest to see your pin on Skinner!

...if you just cleaned out Grandpa's closet and don't know where to start...  - - Good point!

"To repeat a good thing is to sit still; to take a chance is to grow." - Joe Bonamassa
I need some Joe...NOW.
Joe = Joy

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smile
fwiw i meant to say Joe is quire selective in his collecting...didnt mean to say contact his office with anything...I meant of you clean out Grandpa's closet and have something you know is a Burst or some other rare find......if u find and old Montgormery Wards Airline guitar like Joe used to play the River with live...I'd be interested as perhaps in my price range big_smile

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now it looks like he is calling it Lazarus