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

 

 

NU-SONIC RANGE (1964-1966)

NU-SONIC GUITAR & NU-SONIC BASS

 

First advertised 29th May 1964, the Nu-Sonic replaces all Sonic and Vista/Split Sonic models.

Withdrawn early 1966. Not offered in the Baldwin catalogue for 1967.

 

 

8th April 1964 Nu-Sonic

Serial No. 4445

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Burns Nu-Sonic advert

New Musical Express 29th May 1964

 

Mid 1964 Nu-Sonic

Serial No. 6856?

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19th August 1964 Nu-Sonic

Serial No. 7346

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1964 BURNS 'Nu-Sonic'

Internal sticker dated 27th August 1964

 

1964 BURNS 'Nu-Sonic'

 

 

Sound Of Burns Guitars advert

New Musical Express circa Sept 1964

 

 

 

 

September 1964 BURNS CATALOGUE

 

 

 

 

18th December 1964 Nu-Sonic Guitar

Serial No. 8424

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 1965 BURNS CATALOGUE

 

3rd Aug 1965 Baldwin Nu-Sonic

Serial No. 11755

1965 Baldwin Nu-Sonic

 

1965 Baldwin Nu-Sonic

 

1965 Baldwin Nu-Sonic

 

1965 Baldwin Nu-Sonic

 

1965 Baldwin Nu-Sonic

 

1965 Baldwin Nu-Sonic

 

 

1965/66 Baldwin Nu-Sonic

Serial Number 14258

Patents in one column on neck plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 1966 BALDWIN 'Nu-Sonic'

Patents in two columns on neck plate

1964 BURNS 'Nu-Sonic'

Internal sticker dated February 1966, neck signed by "Ian B."

1966 Baldwin Burns Nu-Sonic

Virtually identical to the Burns model, but with 'rationalized' circuitry