No it isn't burnt, it is just covered with pictures of the players guitar heros and custom painted with Krylon. And yes it is a SD invader, I originally bought the guitar just for the pickup, but after restringing the guitar is just amazing. It is a well played guitar that has lots of great tone and feel. The story I heard was the owner pawned it regularly over the last 7 years cause he got short on cash as is usually the case with musicians. Well something happened and he missed the deadline to get it out of hawk and lost it for good. If this guitar could talk.