Kantor creates the holy grail with Gibson Custom Shop

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The Crystal Gibson Les Paul Sunburst by Robert Kantor Guitars & The Burst Believers Book
The Crystal Gibson Les Paul Sunburst by Robert Kantor Guitars in processThe Crystal Gibson Les Paul Sunburst by Robert Kantor Guitars in processThe Crystal Gibson Les Paul Sunburst by Robert Kantor Guitars in processThe Crystal Gibson Les Paul Sunburst by Robert Kantor Guitars in process

I have always wanted to do a cherry Sunburst flamed top in Crystal. Gibson Custom handed me the chance when they needed something special for their new opening in Dubai. I knew it had to be both refined and over the top so I began searching for the perfect burst to emulate. I came across burst authority Vic Da Pra author of “The Burst Believers” series of books on Les Paul Flame Tops.

It was from the cover of Burst Believers 1 that I found the right look to recreate in Swarovski Crystal.

It took four separate painting mockups to arrive at the perfect look. Remember my craftsmen had to duplicate the fades out to the edges of the body and shade differences at the top and bottom!

The finished guitar was sent to Gibson Custom where they applied special hardware . This is one of our most amazing guitars ever!

As featured on Gibson Custom by Robert Kantor Guitars our finished Crystal burst!

Posted by Robert Kantor Guitars on Thursday, February 18, 2016

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