The 1959 Burst

Highlight Reel

Short Film presented at the 2007 Hollywood FAME Awards

Recipient – Documentary of the Year – 2007 Hollywood FAME Awards

Plot Outline
The 1959 Burst”, is the first ever documentary about the legendary 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard electric guitar. Nicknamed ‘Burst’ by musicians, no other electric guitar has had a greater influence on the musicians who played it and the music they have created with it. The 1959 Gibson Les Paul was and still is the instrument of choice of many legendary musicians such as Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Billy Gibbons and many, many others. This is the story of the ‘1959 Burst’ and the music it has inspired as told by the collectors and musicians who were actually involved in this phenomenon.
Best Documentary, Hollywood Fame Awards
Best Documentary, Phoenix Music Awards
Les Paul, Slash, Billy Gibbons, Joe Bonamassa, Rick Neilson, Eric Johnson, Howard Leese, Dave Amato
Directed By
Max Baranet