In the early '60s, many guitar brands eschewed the kind of instruments that were being produced by the likes of Fender & Gibson in favour of a more unique approach to guitar building. As such, many of these brands gained a cult following over the years, with the original early '60s London made Burns guitars being the most celebrated example of this in the UK, with players such as Jimmy Page, Hank Marvin and even Elvis Presley being seen with these early Burns guitars at one time or another. This 1964 Burns Vista Sonic Bass is a fantastic example of a Burns from this period. These guitars were the first Burns instruments, along with their 6 string counterparts, to feature a bolt on neck design, with the neck featuring a comfortably low profile that is very playable. The body fitted with a set of 3 Burns made Tri-Sonic pickups that cover and incredible range of tones, with everything from extremely warm, jazzy sounds in the neck position to twangy '60s garage rock sounds from the bridge pickup. This instrument is all original, with the original electronics all as they should be. The hardware is also original, including the original Van Gent plastic button tuners found on some models.
This bass guitar is in very good condition with only very minor cosmetic signs of play wear to the finish. This guitar has been given a full service by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.