Burns Baldwin / Virginian 550 / 1967 / Natural / Guitar For Sale

The Virginian was the last guitar Jim Burns designed for his company before it was sold to Baldwin in 1965 and this guitar was unlike anything available at the time. At first glance it looks like a thinline electro acoustic guitar, but the Virginian is in fact a thinline fully electric semi-hollow body guitar built with a braced Mahogany laminate body and figured Sycamore top. It features two "Bar-O-Matik" pickups and the fully adjustable floating spring-tensioned "Rezo-Tube" bridge with tremolo bar. It has a three-knob "density” tone circuit designed by Jim Burns, which consists of a stacked "Bar-O-Matik" neck pickup, with a blendable second coil, combined with a single-coil at the bridge. Easily one of the most eccentric, forward thinking electric guitars ever produced, it actually plays really well, sounds very distinctive, and looks amazing. The guitar’s in good all original condition, with no cracks or repairs, some scuffs, and lots of lacquer checking. It comes in a non original hard case. 

Glenns Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Glenn Sinnock
Brands:
Gibson, Martin, Guild, Lowden, Collings etc.
Languages:
English
Specialties:
Vintage Flattops
Opening hours:
10am - 8pm / 7 days

Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.

I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.

You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.

I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.

If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.

I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.

 
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