THE GUITARS OF JAMES ORMSTON BURNS

REFERENCE & RESOURCE PAGES:

 

SUPERSOUND (1958) - BURNS-WEILL (1959) - FENTON WEILL (1960-65)

ORMSTON BURNS (1960-1965) - AMPEG (1963-64) - BALDWIN (1965-69)

SHERGOLD WOODCRAFTS (1967-69) - ORMSTON (1968) - HAYMAN (1970-75)

BURNS UK (1973-77) - BURNS ACTUALIZERS (1979-82) - SHERGOLD (1975-92)

 

BURNS LONDON

TIMELINE - PUBLICITY - FACTORY

ARTIST - DELUXE - SONIC - BLACK BISON - VISTA

BLACK BISON III - JAZZ - TR-2 - NU-SONIC - MARVIN - DOUBLE 6

BISON - VIBRASLIM - GB65 - GB66 - VIRGINIAN - BABY BISON

AMPLIFIERS - ACCESSORIES - PROTOTYPES

 

 

BURNS AMPLIFIERS

 

circa 1959/60 (or earlier?) Prototype Amp:

prototype amp

 

 

1961 Tele-Amp

Red Tone roller

 

 

 

 

 

 

1961 BURNS Tele-Amp

Black Tone roller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Included for Context, a rival UK company was offering all-transistor battery-powered guitar amplifiers as early as 1961:

 

Melody Maker 15th July 1961

 

1963 Burns Transistor Amplifier Catalogue

 

 

 

 

 

 

crescendo Sept 1963

Crescendo September 1963

 

Cresendo Dec 1963

Crescendo December 1963

 

 

c.1964 Orbit Amps