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However, because there are no official history on these companies, they are written to the best of our knowledge and experience.
The brand Burny was birth later by Fernandes as the division that made Gibson replicas.
However, do note that there are models that are made in Korea.
I wouldn't fault the Korean version since they are much cheaper in comparison to those made in Japan.
However, if you would just compare the 2 makes in terms of quality, the Korean version does not come close to the Japanese version. These are known to be older versions of Burny - pre RLG era.
An estimate timeline of their birth would be early 80s and before.
Most believe that the Korean/China made Burny is identified through a 3 screws truss rod covers.The bigger number means the better the guitar in terms of sound and finishing qualities.Take the LP Standard copy for example, there are the RLG-45, RLG-55, RLG-70, RLG-90 etc, the best being the "Super Grade" model made in Japan.Amongst all the different lawsuit copies, Burny and Fernandes have the best pickups.
Fernandes had their L-5000, L-5000 Vintage II, and L-5001 single coil pickups, while the Burny model Les Paul’s got the famous VH-1 pickups, that have extraordinary tone. If you know of additional information or any errors, please help us as well as others reading from our site by writing in to us. Fernandes started off first in the 70's making Fender replicas.