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Original Burns Sonic electric guitar 1960

Original Burns Sonic electric guitar 1960

Early original Burns Sonic electric guitar, circ.1960, fully working Will consider part exchange This early 1960 vintage English-made guitar may be small in size but it makes up for that in volume. The dual Tri-Sonic pickups produce that all-familiar 60’s vibe. These pickups are still used on the Brian May Red Special guitars. This Burns Sonic electric guitar oozes vintage. It has wear on the maple finger board which was only fitted in 1960 (see the images) and the solid mahogany body has play wear on the front with some buckle rash on the back. None of that matters when you play this thing through something like an old Vox or even my Selmer TV15. The sound is bright and jangly without being thin. The vibrato system may be simple, but it’s very effective. In fact, the tremolo arm is stamped with “Pat APP” giving clear indication of this being a very early Burns Sonic. Potentially, this makes it one of the first 100 built. I’m sure there are plenty of Burns fans out there who will have something to say on this, but you get the idea. It’s an early one! The neck doesn’t have a truss rod, but as it was made from hardwood, it has survived well for 56 years. The joint where the neck connects to the body has a small gap but is not loose. The back of the neck is in good condition for the age. The original Van Ghent machine heads still function well and it retains the original cream tuning buttons. It has Volume and Tone controls with rhythm/ solo switch together with a 3-way selector. So, you’ve got plenty of tonal choice. If you're a Burns fan, then this is a rare opportunity. I will supply this guitar in a non-burns hard case, just so that it’s kept safe. Note: The stand in the images is not included in the sale

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