Burns Guitars

Burns London is an iconic UK guitar brand — and they mean business! Burns' distinctive instruments have plenty of vintage allure, with their warped '60s styling, retro hardware appointments & unique electronics really setting them apart!

Burns Guitars

Industry giants like Fender and Gibson have dominated the guitar market since the '50s, but there were many alternative brands pumping out niche guitars even as early as the '60s and '70s to contend with them — just as the foundations of rock music were being established. Burns Guitars was a popular UK company, which aspired to make "mass-produced one-offs" — in the words of founder Jim Burns.

Initial Burns models included the Marvin and Bison, which were designed as radical alternatives to Fender's Stratocaster guitar, while the spellbinding Double Six was one of the first 12-string electric guitars available on the market. The 'SSJ' Series (Short-Scale Jazz) was another noteworthy part of the Burns lineup.

Here at Andertons, we currently stock the Burns Double Six model along with stunning recreations of the revered Marquee and SSJ models. Oozing with retro charm, these instruments boast the reliable and reassuring build quality you'd expect from modern-day guitars. They're the perfect examples of old meets new!