1960 Burns Sonic


Extremely early production model, the vibrato unit carries the “Burns Pat Pending” stamp rather than the much later “Vibra” model name, also notice the lack of name plate on the headstock, this is a very early Sonic, the guitar is complete with original hard-shell case in excellent condition
two original & fantastic Burns Split-Sonic pickups

Solid mahogany one piece construction, maple fingerboard, original tuners, switches,pots etc, a fantastic solid body electric from a time when the beat boom had crossed the Atlantic to England, it was virtually impossible to buy a Fender strat in the UK at the time

The guitar is obviously a very early design, it is a little unbalanced when you try to play sitting down, however, it plays superbly, the pickups are the stuff of legend, the pickups alone are worth the sum total of the guitar

A fantastic piece of rock n roll history