The guitar collection

Gallery     1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12  
 
 
Jedson Bass   Yamaha Pacifica 311/MS   Fenton Weill Fibratone   Ibanez Axster AX45   Fenton Weill Dualtone   Onyx 1030  
Onyx 1030   Hohner Holborn 222   Antoria (Ibanez) Bass   Martin Coletti   Burns Short Scale Deluxe   Burns Weill Super Streamline Bass
Burns Short Scale Deluxe
Dating from between early Dec '58 and Jan '59 (11 months before Ormston Burns), this is the oldest known surviving Burns guitar (apart from my Supersounds)! Built with Besson pick-ups and Besson-supplied bridge and tailpiece, this hollow body featured a plastic back (like the first, and later, Burns Weill Super Streamline RP1G). This historic instrument (of "less than 20") predates the guitar advertised for sale by Foote of London W.1 on 10th January 1959 at 49 Gns. (51.45) which was sold to Colin Green. Check the Historic Guitars page for an extensive write up.
Jim Burns interview in 1994 on YouTube
  Burns Short Scale Deluxe  
  Home Galleries Index Background Media Archive Historic Guitars Guestbook Links Privacy Contact pop-up