Burns Sonic vintage electric guitar 1960s with hard case
Superb condition original Burns Sonic vintage electric guitar, 1960’s, fully working with hard case Will consider part exchange This 1960’s 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 guitar oozes vintage. It has almost no wear on the maple finger board. The solid mahogany body has very little play wear on the front. When you play this thing through something like an old Vox or even my Selmer TV15 it produces a bright and jangly sound 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 50+ years. 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. One Van Ghent cover is missing. It has Volume and Tone controls with rhythm/ solo switch together with a 3-way selector. So, you’ve got plenty of tonal choice. This Burns Sonic vintage electric guitar is supplied with what looks like the original case. I can’t be sure, but it’s from the same era.