Burns Artist Bass in good original condition 1960
Early original Burns Artist Bass electric guitar, circ.1960, fully working Will consider part exchange I’m told that only about 100 of these basses were made. The Artist started in Jim Burns’ modest production, in 1960. The Artist bass production ran from 1960 to 1963. It was the first bass that Jim Burns built under the Burns brand. It’s extremely rare and even more unusual to find one in such good condition. The cherry red / black paint is typical of the 1960 Burns range (I also have a matching 1960 Burns Sonic for sale). It has a 31.5” scale and took many of its design ideas from the American Fender bass, such as the twin cutaway body. The Tri-Sonic pickups are what make this guitar really special. They’re legendary and sought after. The thin neck profile makes this an easy bass to live with. Why buy some fancy new bass when you can have the very best that a vintage guitar offers? It looks great and sounds great. Even though this Burns Artist Bass is in very good condition, it still has some play wear. The back of the neck has a few marks. Amazingly, the body has very few marks. The rosewood fingerboard is in good condition and the action is nice and low. One of the 4 original cream/ white control knobs has a small hairline crack (But no chinks missing). When the nut was replaced, there are a few small marks close to the truss rod cover. The tuners all work and have the original buttons.
This is as good as it looks in the imagesGrab yourself some 1960’s vibe for the price of a new reasonable bass. Note: The stand in the images is not included in the sale Builder: Burns Model: Artist Bass Year: 1960-63 Color: Cherry Stain Body: Mahogany Top: Mahogany Neck: Mahogany Fretboard: Rosewood Pickups: Burns "Tri-Sonic" bass