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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by B-Mac, Aug 26, 2018.
Came across this
Burny LSB 65 and I have to say that I am intrigued
Guitar player in my band has a Burny Les Paul guitar and it's one of his main players. Haven't personally played any of their basses, but he swears by it.
MIJ brand I don't think you can go wrong.
I’ve been wanting to try a Burny T-Bird forever. Generally good reviews on the brand from what I’ve seen.
Are they actually still around (brand new) or just a used market?
I own a few Greco's. Very similar to Burny MIJ Brand.
Have yet to play a Burny that isn't incredible
Yeah. Still around. The MIJ's are being made in the Tokai factory, I believe, and I forget which factory the Made In China models are made at. Burny is owned by Fernandes, btw.
Burny, Edwards, Greco, early Tokai MIJ stuff is all excellent in my experience. As good or better than the "real" Fenders and Gibsons being produced during the same period, IMO.
IIRC, Burny, Greco, Edwards & Fernandes are/were all built out of the Fuji Gen Gakki that were also producing Ibanez guitars. Tokai were built at a different facility.
Burny & Greco even had the same serial numbering protocol as Ibanez up to the mid-80's (Month Letter, the next 2 digits Year, then serial No. so a model with "C80*******" was made in March 1980).
Used to have a number of late 70's/early 80's Ibanez and various Tokai's from early 80's to late 90's a while back. Researched as much as I could about Greco/Burny and other MIJ brands at that time too. Unforunately, all of those classic MIJ instruments have gone on to new owners.
The MIJ Greco Thunderbird is still on my want list, as is the Greco Mirage and their GrecoFaker.
After saying that, I have a Tokai Thunderbird incoming... ooops.