About Burns.

Jim Burns too was very much a pioneer, and his policy of continual development and refinement reflected a constant quest to realise his vision of the ideal electric guitar. Distinctive design ideas were more than matched by accompanying hardware and circuitry and although some such aspects bordered on gimmickry, others offered genuine innovation, and have become accepted concepts, later to be claimed as firsts by other, more illustrious conveniently forgetful makers. 

Such Burns-originated features include: the heel-less, glued-in neck; 24-fret fingerboard, knife-edge bearing vibrato unit; active electronics and stacked-coil pickups.


 

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Burns Club Series

Take a look at the Burns special Club Series.

 

Marquee

This guitar has won high prasie in the European press and was awarded Guitar of the Year in 1999 and 2000. It is by far the best-selling guitar in the Club series.

Body: Alder or Basswood
Headstock: Scroll
Machine Heads: Burns designed
Nut Width: 43mm
Neck: Bolt-on hardcore maple neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood or Maple
Scale Length: 25.5"
Pickups: Three Burns Alnico Rez-o-matik
Finish: Classic Polyester
Hardware: Chrome
Colours: Shadows White, Guards Red, Green Burst
Price: £359.99

Shadows White - 128330
Guards Red - 128331
Green Burst - 128332
White (Left Handed) - 128337
Guards Red (Left Handed) - 128338
 


 

Marquee Bass

A re-issue of the original 1964 Jazz Bass, it features three Tri-Sonic pickups and has the same versatile controls as the Marquee Guitar to give a wide range of superb bass tones.

Body: Basswood
Headstock: Flat Original
Machine Heads: Burns de-luxe
Nut Width: 40mm
Fingerboard: Rosewood or Maple
Scale Length: 32"
Pickups: Three Burns Tri-Sonic
Hardware: Chrome
Colours: Shadows White, Red Burst, Baby Blue
Price: £479.99

Shadows White - 128350
Red Burst - 128351
Baby Blue - 128352
Shadows White (Left Handed) - 128353


 

Shadow

A custom version of the classic Marquee model, with additional features including Pearloid neck binding, colour matched headstock and body, high grade fingerboard and three Tri-Sonic pickups. Also fitted are Burns locking machine heads.

With chrome hardware as standard, the Shadow has the same versatile controls as the Marquee guitar, giving a wide range of superb tones.

Body:Basswood
Headstock: Scroll type original
Machine Heads: Burns locking
Nut Width: 43mm
Neck: Bolt-on hardrock maple neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood or Maple
Scale Length: 25.5"
Pickups: Three Burns Tri-sonic
Finish: Classic Polyester
Hardware: Chrome
Colours: Black, Redburst, Honeyburst
Price: £399.99 

Black - 128360
Redburst - 128361


 

Shadow Special

A custom version of the classic Marquee model, with additional features including Pearloid neck binding, colour matched headstock and body, high grade fingerboard and three Tri-Sonic pickups. Also fitted are Grover locking machine heads.

With gold hardware as standard, the Shadow has the same versatile controls as the Marquee guitar, giving a wide range of superb tones.

Body: Basswood
Headstock: Scroll type original
Machine Heads: Burns locking
Nut Width: 43mm
Neck: Bolt-on hardrock maple neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood or Maple
Scale Length: 25.5"
Pickups: Three Burns Tri-sonic
Finish: Classic Polyester
Hardware: Gold
Colours: Honeyburst
Price: £499.99 

Honeyburst - 128365


 

Cobra

This design originates from the popular Drfiter Custom model with matching colour batwing style headstocks.

It features the new Burns knife edge tremolo system and has the low noise, high output Burns Tri-sonic single coil pickups. Standard features are the bi-directional truss rod and the push-pull tone control that gives increased pick-up selections.

The guitar is available with a rosewood fingerboard, split three-ply mint green scratchplates and a choice of body colours.

Headstock: Scroll
Nut Width: 43mm
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale Length: 25.5"
Pickups: Tri-Sonic
Colours: Black, White, Greenburst, Guards Red, 3 Tone Sunburst, Light Blue
Price: £279.99

Black - 128437
White - 128438
Greenburst - 128439
Guards Red - 128441
3 Tone Suburst - 128442
Light Blue - 128443
White (Left Handed) - 128457
Guards Red (Left Handed) - 128458


 

King Cobra

The Burns King Cobra guitar is based on the '90s Drifter Custom and the double-cut body shape has a full and rounded form reminiscent of the '70s. The neck's gloss polyurethane finish is wider and flatter than the Fender equivalent of that era and the medium-gauge fretting is excellent and the white edge binding adds a finishing touch.

While many contemporary Burns fingerboards are buffed to a shine, this one exhibits the even dryness you would expect from quality Indian rosewood. One of the uniquely features of the King Cobra is the trio of Mini Tri-Sonic pickups that are designed to emulate the classic, larger-format vintage pickup's sound but in a smaller footprint.

Top: Flamed Maple
Body: Alder
Machine Heads: Unbranded locking
Nut Width: 43mm
Neck: Bolt-on
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
Scale Length: 25.5"
Pickups: Tri-Sonic
Colours: Fiesta Red, Sea Foam Green
Price: £299.99

Fiesta Red - 128468
Sea Foam Green - 128467


 

King Cobra FM

The Burns King Cobra guitar is based on the '90s Drifter Custom and the double-cut body shape has a full and rounded form reminiscent of the '70s. The neck's gloss polyurethane finish is wider and flatter than the Fender equivalent of that era and the medium-gauge fretting is excellent and the white edge binding adds a finishing touch.

While many contemporary Burns fingerboards are buffed to a shine, this one exhibits the even dryness you would expect from quality Indian rosewood. One of the uniquely features of the King Cobra is the trio of Mini Tri-Sonic pickups that are designed to emulate the classic, larger-format vintage pickup's sound but in a smaller footprint.

Top: Flamed Maple
Body: Alder
Machine Heads: Unbranded locking
Nut Width: 43mm
Neck: Bolt-on
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
Scale Length: 25.5"
Pickups: Tri-Sonic
Colours: Honeyburst, Greenburst, Redburst
Price: £319.99

Honeyburst - 128465
Greenburst - 128466


 

Bison 64

Bison 64 has three Burns Alnico Rez-o-matik pickups and the new Burns full contact tremolo system.

This system is based on the original Rez-o-tube knife edge pivot design which is renowned for its return to pitch tuning stability.

Body: Basswood
Headstock: Original Scroll
Machine Heads: Burns deluxe
Nut Width: 43mm
Neck: Bolt-on hardrock maple neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale Length: 24.3"
Pickups: 3 Alnico Burns Rez-O-matik
Finish: Classic Polyester
Hardware: Chrome
Colours: Shadows White, Black
Price: £599.99

Shadows White - 128348
Black - 128347
 


 

Double Six

First introduced in 1963, the Double Six Guitar is by far the most user friendly 12 string guitar on the market today. The 50mm nut allows ample room for the strings to be separated for easier fingering. The strings are fitted through a Gotoh bridge, specially designed to achieve perfect intonation. It has seven different pickup selections.

Body: Basswood
Headstock: Burns Original
Machine Heads: Burns deluxe
Nut Width: 50mm
Neck: Bolt-on hardrock maple neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale Length: 25.5"
Pickups: Three Burns Alnico Rez-o-matik
Finish: Classic Polyester
Hardware: Chrome
Colours: Greenburst, Redburst, White
Price: £749.99

Greenburst - 128371
Redburst - 128370
White - 128372
Greenburst (Left Handed) - 128373


 

Steer

The steer was described in the USA guitar magazine as a new guitar with bizarre beauty because of its original design and sound-hole feature-catching the eye immediately. With two body cavities the semi-hollow Steer delivers a wide range of awesome tones. Its beefy sound comes from a Burns split humbucking pickup at the bridge and its mellow neck pickup, designed especially for the instrument.

Body: Basswood
Headstock: Scroll
Machine Heads: Burns deluxe
Nut Width: 43mm
Neck: Bolt-on hardrock maple neck
Fingerboard: Maple
Scale Length: 25.5"
Pickups: Burns single coil neck
Finish: Classic Polyester
Hardware: Chrome
Colours: Greenburst
Price: £699.99 (Cutaway £729.99)

Greenburst - 128380
Greenburst (Cutaway) - 128390



 

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