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Guitar Review: “The Burst” by luthier Mikaël Springer

Published on 2017-02-22

"The Burst" is a guitar made by the luthier Mikaël Springer as a tribute to the mythical Les Paul Standard 1959 by Gibson. Starting from his Seraph model with a body in cedro, maple table, he took over the sculpture of the table to give it a more Vintage side, used a nitro finish as the model and applied all his know-how to build an instrument out of common.

"The Burst" by luthier Mikaël Springer - Video Review

What I enjoyed the most on this guitar

  • The sound
  • The quality of the lutherie
  • Häussel pickups
  • The splendid look
  • Very reasonable weight

What I enjoyed the least on this guitar

  • High price (5 200€) even if totally justified

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Guitar Review: "The Burst" by luthier Mikaël Springer

Guitar Review: "The Burst" by luthier Mikaël Springer

Guitar Review: "The Burst" by luthier Mikaël Springer

Guitar Review: "The Burst" by luthier Mikaël Springer

Conclusion

If you are a fan of old Les Paul, but the price of an original makes you shudder and you want an instrument with a luthier guitar personality, then the Burst model of Mikaël is an option that could be relevant for you. The quality of construction and sound are impeccable. I even go so far as to say (but I confess that I am totally a fan of Mikaël's work) that this Burst is even better than Les Paul because it has a more ergonomic handling than a Les Paul.

Since the recording of this test I had the opportunity to try other Burst guitars, one of which one in Gold top slightly reliced finish which was pretty incredible. See the article on the Springer Week-end organized The Guitar Chain to see more Burst.

This Burst belongs to Matthieu Lucas who entrusted me to record this test. We recorded a Guitar Chronicle to talk about this instrument.

Until the next gear review, keep on playing the guitar!

Pierre.

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