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Vintage guitars for sale: Burns



Welcome to Vintage Burns guitars for sale, where you can explore some pretty funky vintage Burns guitars and vintage Burns basses. If you're looking to buy Burns guitars, specifically the vintage models, you've come to the right place. Burns guitars are cool. Some look pretty wacky, but they are undeniably cool.

A Vintage Burns guitar captures the essence of a bygone era, transporting you back to early 1960s Britain when Burns guitars gained prominence. Just about every British guitarist of the early 1960s played a Burns. Or a Hofner. With their distinct designs and innovative features, vintage Burns guitars have become highly sought after by collectors and players alike. Immerse yourself in the sonic palette and retro charm of these vintage gems, and experience the inspiration they continue to offer.

This inventory features a wide selection of Burns guitars for sale, offering a glimpse into early 1960s British guitar design. There are the British classics: Burns Bison, Burns Marvin (named after Hank Marvin of The Shadows), Sonic and Nu-Sonic (as played by George Harrison of the Beatles); also the post-1965 Burns-Baldwin sold in the USA.

Whether you're after vintage Burns electric guitars or Burns bass guitars, below you'll find a diverse range of instruments produced by the brand.

Hayman 4040 Vintage 1970??s Bass Guitar Rare! Burns

Hayman 4040 Vintage 1970??s Bass Guitar Rare! Burns

Carbondale, Illinois, 629**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1700

Here??s a 1970??s Hayman 4040 black bass guitar. It has some wear and finish cracks but is in overall great shape for its age. It comes in a nice TKL hardshell case. It looks and sounds great! These are rare and have become increasingly harder to find so don??t miss this one!
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Burns Flyte Bass Guitar Early 1970s Silver / Gold Super Lightweight 6 7Lbs! W / OHSC

Burns Flyte Bass Guitar Early 1970s Silver / Gold Super Lightweight 6 7Lbs! W / OHSC

Spring Hill, Florida, 346**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2500

Super Lightweight & Great Player!
Only 6 Pounds, 7 Ounces!!!!!!!!!!!
Early To Mid 1970s Burns Flyte 4 String Bass Guitar
Original Finish Body Aged To Gold, Neck & Headstock Still Silver
With Original Hard Case Pictured
PLEASE DO NOT mistake picture glare for flaws . If you think you're seeing something not mentioned in this listing, please ask!!
Please review all pics for the true cosmetic condition after reading this description
Here's The Run Down:
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vintage montclaire bison burns guitar 4 pickup Japanese guitars teisco kent

vintage montclaire bison burns guitar 4 pickup Japanese guitars teisco kent

Carver, Massachusetts, 023**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$350

pretty rare montclaire ibanez bison guitar 3904 model from japan, plugged it in seems like pickups work but cuz the switch selector switch is disconnected it needs switch work, I got a package of switches may or may not work, if it doesn't sell I will restore it and play on stage, looks like mahogany like an sg it is in very nice shape considering it's over 55 years old, the bridge seems like maybe missing anchors into body kinda loose?sold as is no returns s&his 65 00 thanks
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60er AMPEG / BURNS GITARRENHÜLLE

60er AMPEG / BURNS GITARRENHÜLLE

COLOGNE, GERMANY

£365

60's AMPEG guitar case as used for BURNS BALDWIN guitars:
+ grey textured tolex, has wear
+ red interior, has wear,
+ ends have rips
+ all latches are working fine
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Vintage Bell Music Guitar Amplifier catalogue 1964 Burns Framus Rosetti Reslo

Vintage Bell Music Guitar Amplifier catalogue 1964 Burns Framus Rosetti Reslo

Sudbury Suffolk , CO10***, UNITED KINGDOM

£40

Lovely Bell catalogue from 1964 / 65 full of many great names like Burns, Watkins, Elpico, Bird etc
In very good used condition for its 60 years of age, a staple in the front cover holds the January 1965 hire purchase terms, plus a few marks as to be expected, but no loose or missing pages. 16 pages, complete and full of information (and such low prices compared to some values now).
Please see my other items, lots of guitar parts and more to follow
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Burns Baldwin Double Six 12 String Electric Guitar 1967 with flight case

Burns Baldwin Double Six 12 String Electric Guitar 1967 with flight case

London, EC1R***, UNITED KINGDOM

£1100

For sale is a 1967 Burns / Baldwin Double Six 12 string electric guitar. It has been professionally set-up by Andrew Hackett of Angel Music Guitars and recently had the electrics checked by Denmark Street luthier Andy Gibson. Very smooth action, it plays like a dream and sounds great too. It??s in good nick cosmetically, bar the fine lacquer cracks on the body of the guitar, something very common on Burns guitar from that era and a few age related dings (see pictures). Feel free to ask any ... more
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Burns London 1960

Burns London 1960's Sonic Guitar with Hardcase Pre-Owned

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5***, UNITED KINGDOM

£1300

Burns London 1960's Sonic Guitar with Hardcase Pre-OwnedPre-Owned condition rating - 3 / 4A truly stunning RARE guitarFantastic collectors itemPlays perfectlyIncludes hard casePre-Owned Condition Rating
Rating Score 1 - Excellent - Item is in 'as new' condition
Rating Score 2 - Very Good - Item will show signs of light use
Rating Score 3 - Good - Item will show signs of use including light marks
Rating Score 4- Average - Item will show signs of heavy use, dents / chips
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Burns 1959 Weill RP1G Roy Plummer Guitar, Streamine, Deluxe,

Burns 1959 Weill RP1G Roy Plummer Guitar, Streamine, Deluxe,

Folkestone, CT18***, UNITED KINGDOM

£2500

1959 Burns Weill RP1G (Roy Plummer Guitar) Super Streamline electric guitar, made in England; The body is black finished in mahogany with white Perspex back has a few scuffs, see the pictures, it's to be expected for age
The neck is made of mahogany some minor blemishes
Fretboard are sycamore
Frets are good
Electrics have been recently refurbished so its working perfectly, do have a video of the guitar being played after being restored, just ask
Has new strings and has been ... more
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1981 Burns - Hank Marvin Signature Model - ID 1941

1981 Burns - Hank Marvin Signature Model - ID 1941

Emmering, 82***, GERMANY

€2045

Aus 1. Hand
Zustand: Sehr gut
SerNr: 810279
Gewicht: 4, 2 kg Versandklasse: Standard
Koffer / Case: Bag
Vermittlungsverkauf: 14212
Dieses frühe Burns Hank Marvin Signature Model wurde 1981 gebaut und stammt aus 1 Hand
Der Zustand ist aussergewöhnlich gut, ein absolutes Sammlerstück.
Nur minimale Gebrauchsspuren, ein Kratzer auf der Rückseite
Gewicht: 4280 Gramm
Komplett original und unverbastelt
Maple Neck mit 22 Bünden
3 x Burns Single Coil Pickups ... more
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Burns Baldwin 1960

Burns Baldwin 1960's Jazz bass in Redburst Finish

Glasgow, G12***, UNITED KINGDOM

£1350

Baldwin Jazz Bass 1960s Made in England
This is a fantastic bass and very playable and sounds great
lacquer cracking all over the body and marks as shown as in the photos .
Specs:
22 frets30 5?? scaleControls:Pickup selector ?? 4-position rotary switchContrabass ?? Neck Pickup, with highs rolled offBass ?? Neck and Middle PickupsTreble ?? Bridge PickupWild Dog ?? Middle and Bridge PIckups with Bridge out of Phase ToneVolumeBurns patented Gear-o-Matik® Truss Rod Gearbox mechanism in ... more
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Vintage 1967 Baldwin Burns Double Six White 12 String Electric Guitar Case 1960s

Vintage 1967 Baldwin Burns Double Six White 12 String Electric Guitar Case 1960s

Heanor, DE75***, UNITED KINGDOM

£1995

Vintage 1967 Baldwin Burns Double Six White 12 String Electric Guitar Case 1960s
This is one of the rarest guitars you'll ever find - a Baldwin (Burns) Double Six in original 'white' finish. When you can find these, they're usually in green, but this one is the rarer found white. I found this beauty in a local auction house and couldn't refuse. It was a one owner guitar from a deceased estate. Originally bought in early 1967 (shown from the serial number), and kept ever since. The guitar is ... more
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Burns Early 1960

Burns Early 1960's Split-Sound Jazz Guitar in Sunburst Finish

Glasgow, G12***, UNITED KINGDOM

£1699

Fantastic Burns Early 1960??s Split-Sound Jazz Guitar in Sunburst Finish
Great condition for it??s age with some dinks as shown
Missing Original Tremelo arm and knob covers have been replaced
Serial number 3387
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Vintage Burns Bison Electric Guitar 1963 with Quality  Hardcase

Vintage Burns Bison Electric Guitar 1963 with Quality Hardcase

London, NW8***, UNITED KINGDOM

£2495

Vintage 1960s Burns Black BisonOriginal Electric Guitar with hard case
Great guitar to play, all electrics working
Low action and a straight neck
General wear and tear for a 60 year old guitar
A couple of cracks in the scratchplate but all original and unmolested, as for the tremolo arm and Bison engraved chrome tail cover,
I??m not sure if they are original or more recent, but they will come with the guitar as shown
The snakeskin hardcase is included
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Burns London Split Sonic 1960s

Burns London Split Sonic 1960s

Bristol, BS3***, UNITED KINGDOM

£800

This Burns London Split Sonic 1960s electric guitar is an exceptional find for any music enthusiast. The guitar emanates a unique sound that is both rich and versatile, making it ideal for various music genres. It features a futuristic design that is both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to play.

The guitar is produced by Burns, a renowned brand in the music industry. It is perfect for both amateurs and professionals alike. The guitar is a great investment, and its value will ... more
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Jim burns 1981 actuallizer prototype  "MARVIN " guitar

Jim burns 1981 actuallizer prototype "MARVIN " guitar

London, SW11***, UNITED KINGDOM

£600

Jim Burns actuallizer 1981 prototype guitar plays and sounds very well with hard case
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1965 BURNS HANK MARVIN TUNER

1965 BURNS HANK MARVIN TUNER

COLOGNE, GERMANY

£39

1 tuner in nickel ONLY * fits ONLY high E side * NO cover included
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Columbus model. 60s / 70s. Made in Japan (Teisco /  Mosrite /  Univox / Burns inspired).

Columbus model. 60s / 70s. Made in Japan (Teisco / Mosrite / Univox / Burns inspired).

Irun, 20***, SPAIN

€295

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Late 1960s to early 1970s. Made in Japan All original, no mods, no repairs Weight: 2, 69 kilograms Chunky neck. 63cm / 24 8" scale length Switch for each pickup. Vintage low output singlecoils pickups Neck pickup does not sound, I don't know if it is only wiring or the pickup dead. I played in 2008 to 2012 period and both pickups worked well General volumen and tone knobs (volume is scratchy) Vibrato works great, very sensitive Ask any question or / ... more
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Burns Marvin Electric Guitar - " The Marvin" 1964 Edition Green

Burns Marvin Electric Guitar - " The Marvin" 1964 Edition Green

Buxton, SK17***, UNITED KINGDOM

£2000

The Burns Marvin Electric Guitar- "The Marvin" 1964 Edition Green is a vintage electric guitar designed for right-handed players with six strings. This guitar is a must-have for anyone who loves vintage musical instruments and is looking for a unique piece to add to their collection

The guitar is made by Burns and features a green finish, with the brand's name on the headstock. It is perfect for musicians who are looking for a high-quality instrument to play their ... more
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Burns Sonic Model 1886 - Cherry Red - 1960s - + Original Hard Case - Full Refret

Burns Sonic Model 1886 - Cherry Red - 1960s - + Original Hard Case - Full Refret

Devizes, SN10***, UNITED KINGDOM

£965

Vintage 60's Burns Sonic with some age related wear. One corner of the black pickguard has a bit broken off and there's wear to the nitro finish on the back and on the tapered edge on the front.
Has had a full refret recently and comes with original case as pictured
Any questions please ask, thanks for looking.... more
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Early 1970s Vintage Kay Burns style guitar in excellent condition.

Early 1970s Vintage Kay Burns style guitar in excellent condition.

Stoke-on-Trent, ST4***, UNITED KINGDOM

£320

Early 1970s Vintage Kay Burns style guitar in excellent condition .
This guitar has been Professionally set up to Factory specifications after hardly been played and stored In a hard case
The Instrument is on display at Stoke Instrument Repair and Shop in Fenton just 5 mins from the A500, best times to view / play test are Tues-sat, please call 07922319977 for info :) also available anytime at request
open to offers
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Burns Sonic Model 1886 Cherry Red c 1960s w /  Original Hard Case

Burns Sonic Model 1886 Cherry Red c 1960s w / Original Hard Case

Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6***, UNITED KINGDOM

£1025

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Burns Sonic Model 1886 Cherry Red c 1960s w / Original Hard Case
Here for sale we have a Burns Sonic Model 1886 in Cherry Red finish, Built in the UK in the early 1960s this guitar features a construction using the "finest selected seasoned timber " , what ... more
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BURNS 1962 VIBRA ARTIST ORIGINAL TOP CONDITION 3 TRI SONIC PICKUPS

BURNS 1962 VIBRA ARTIST ORIGINAL TOP CONDITION 3 TRI SONIC PICKUPS

Hamburg, 22***, GERMANY

€1190

RARITÄT von BURNS / LONDON aus den frühen 60´igern in TOP original Zustand (siehe Bilder). Sehr seltenes Instrument aus Sammlung, mit den berühmten alten original TRI-SONIC Pickups (Favoriten von BRIAN MAY / QUEEN), sowie kompl. originaler Elektronik etc Ein Koffer ist nicht vorhanden. Das Instrument wird von Privat unter Ausschluss jeglicher Gewährleistung verkauft
RARITY from BURNS / LONDON from the early 60's in TOP original condition (see pictures). Very rare instrument in this ... more
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ZENTA. Made in Japan. (Teisco /  Mosrite /  Univox / Burns inspired)

ZENTA. Made in Japan. (Teisco / Mosrite / Univox / Burns inspired)

Irun, 20***, SPAIN

€355

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Late 1960s to early 1970s. Made in Japan Manufactured by Teisco (jedistar com info)Weight: 2, 82 kilogramsChunky neck. 63cm / 24 8" scale length Needs neck adjustment for a perfect octavation Vintage low output pickupsThe whammy bar is missing and the hole for attaching is open to admit several diameters thicker than the standard stratocaster, it fixes with a screw. Standard strato whammy bar is too thin to get attached Volumen & tone knobs seems ... more
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Burns Marvin guitar 1965 original

Burns Marvin guitar 1965 original

Milano, 20***, ITALY

€5000

We are selling this very rare guitar for fans of Hank Marvin and the Shadows. It needs no introduction. Original 1965 piece in good condition.... more
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RARE & VINTAGE Burns Flyte 1974 Conchorde electric guitar England UK

RARE & VINTAGE Burns Flyte 1974 Conchorde electric guitar England UK

Ipswich, IP4***, UNITED KINGDOM

£1799

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60's AMPEG / BURNS GUITAR CASE - made in USA

COLOGNE, GERMANY

€350


60's AMPEG guitar case as used for BURNS BALDWIN guitars:
+ grey textured tolex, has wear
+ red interior, has wear,
+ ends have rips
+ all latches are working fine
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1960s Burns Vibra Artist Made in England - Complete Body & Neck (Refinished)

1960s Burns Vibra Artist Made in England - Complete Body & Neck (Refinished)

Nottingham, NG1***, UNITED KINGDOM

£295

A Burns Vibra Artist model dating from circa 1960s, made in England

A great project / parts piece, comprising of the entire guitar minus all parts and hardware

It has had a convincing professional poly refinish in its original red colour, complete with a black fade to the neck. The refinish itself looks fairly historic, though with minimal wear. Fretboard and frets appear all original with playing wear and original small dot inlays. Truss rod present and working as it ... more
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1965 Burns Marvin guitar EX

1965 Burns Marvin guitar EX

Ghezzano, 56***, ITALY

€4900

1965 Burns Marvin guitar EX.... more
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Burns /  Baldwin Virginian Model 550 guitar 1965

Burns / Baldwin Virginian Model 550 guitar 1965

Horncastle, LN9***, UNITED KINGDOM

£1450

OHV bring you this nice example of a early Baldwin Virginian 550
This is a uk made and never exported example so suffers no cracking damage to the Body but it does show some dinks on the front but nothing dramatic. The Back has a couple of very minor surface scratches but overall this guitar is in a very clean condition apart from those noted marks there is however there is a notable scuff on the lower edge of the horn its not a crack just a scuff to the polyester finish ,please see last ... more
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Burns ?The Marvin?? Electric Guitar - 1964 Edition - The Foot Tappers

Burns ?The Marvin?? Electric Guitar - 1964 Edition - The Foot Tappers

Buxton, SK17***, UNITED KINGDOM

£1500

Burns ?The Marvin?? Electric Guitar - 1964 Edition.

The nice thing about this guitar is that it??s been loved, used, and it has a story??

I purchased this directly from Barry Gibson, as at the time in 2008 I was in the band the Foot Tappers. I have the receipt if you need to see it.

It was used in a number of well known gifs amongst the shadows fan community. Featuring briefly in Tilburg, Holland in 2008 at the shadows international gathering. Then, this guitar... more
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1966 Burns Baldwin Hank Marvin Greenburst Guitar

1966 Burns Baldwin Hank Marvin Greenburst Guitar

Prahran, VIC, 3***, AUSTRALIA

AU $3599

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New - Charlie's Angels - Special Edition - DVD - Region 1CONDITION:
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1 x New - Charlie's Angels - Special Edition - DVD - Region 1
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