BURNS

LJ24

PROTOTYPE #1

1977

VERY RARE.

ONLY 25 BUILT.

VERY COLLECTIBLE.

EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY.

Ex-Paul Day Collection

 

EXCELLENT

CONDITION.

Note: We will ship this guitar internationally but you must get a quote from us first.

 

MY BURNS GUITAR AFFLICTION.

First, my bias. As an American having grown up in the 1960's-1970's, many of my friends find it odd that my most cherished brand of guitar in my collection is British. BURNS. Even though I respect and honor the creative genius of Leo Fender, his guitars were just functional. No more-no less. They were basic.

 Jim Burns contemporaneously was too a creative genius. But his guitars were antithetical to Leo's. Maybe to the point where I would describe Jim as an "Artist" who "created" musical instruments and Leo as a "manufacturer of products that could be used to play music."

I can remember the first time seeing a photo of the Burns Bison, 4pup guitar. It not only caught my eye, it captured my imagination. All of those authors selling books about a "tipping point", "Eureka moment", "imagination",  et al could have just shown a photo of that guitar and saved a lot of paper (I now own 14 of those original 4pup Bisons). Jim Burns was a genius and his guitars were simply manifestations of those millions of creative flashes that moved through his whole brain-left and right sides. 

I understand this absolute affliction of affinity for Jim's guitars makes me a bit of an odd ball among collectors-but isn't that really the best way to be... different? Of course it is. I'll take creativity over function every day of the week.

Over the next few weeks, I will be offering many of my "more unique" Burns (Baldwin, Shergold, Hayman..) pieces for sale on Reverb. All Burns guitars are unique-but some are "more unique" than others. And having 200+ in my collection, I can assure you that I have a lot of the "more unique" pieces. And you guys in the UK, get a national holiday for Jim. He deserves it.

THIS GUITAR:

An EXTREMELY RARE AND VERY COLLECTIBLE BURNS UK, LTD GUITAR.

 

Originally this was offered by BURNS UK as a "budget model" but soon came to be recognized as the BEST PLAYING & SOUNDING GUITAR of this time period. It had 24 frets and was considered to be a "short scale" guitar. Another HISTORICAL BURNS GUITAR.

 

 

ITEM#

BUR-28

BRAND

Burns

TYPE

Guitar, Elect

CLASS

6-string

MODEL#

LJ24

MODEL NAME

LJ24 No. 1 Proto

DESCRIPTION

Solid Body. 

DOM

1977

COLOR

Fiesta Red

SERIAL #

PROTO

CASE

OHSC

COND

9

STYLE

Solid Body Coutour

BODY

Mahogany

TOP

Mahogany

NECK

Maple

FRTBD

Maple

FRETS

24

SIZE

Medium

SCALE

Short

TUNERS

Schaller

PUPS

(2) Burns "MACH TWO HUMBUCKER"

TREM

NO

BRIDGE

BURNS

ELECT

Passive

COMMENTS

ONLY 25 BUILT. THIS IS NUMBER ONE. PROTO-TYPE

NOTES

From Paul Day. In his book on page 51.

 

THIS GUITAR IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. PLEASE LOOK AT PHOTOS

 Comes with OHSC which is in EXCELLENT condition.

Please remember to read our policies and procedures listed below. (Note:  no guarantee nor warranty applies to purchases outside of the USA.  All foreign sales are “AS IS”)

For buyers outside the continental USA, please ask for shipping quote before buying this item.  Thank you.

Please remember to read our policies and procedures listed below.

The guarantee.

1.     The guitar is in EXCELLENT  cosmetic condition.

2.    The guitar is in fully operational condition.

3.    Buyer has 48 hrs. to inspect the guitar or have it inspected.  Any defects, damage, misrepresentations or other problems must be reported within that time period in writing to the Seller.

4.    In the case of damage during shipment, Buyer shall immediately inform seller of such damage and will maintain all original packing materials and box for inspection by the transportation company.

5.    If other problems are discovered, Seller will either arrange for repair etc. at a location near the Buyer or request that the Buyer return the guitar to the Seller (Seller will reimburse Buyer for cost of shipment of guitar back to Seller).

6.    Seller will correct indicated problems and ship the guitar back to the Buyer within 7 days of receiving it.

7.    In the event that the guitar cannot be repaired or replaced with a similar item from Seller’s inventory, the Seller will give the Buyer Credit toward current or future purchases from inventory of Seller.

8.    No refunds or returns for Buyer Remorse or Buyer Mind Changing. 

9.    If there are any undisclosed physical attributes of this guitar that will prevent buyer from playing it successfully, e.g., neck to wide to be played with arthritic hands, guitar too heavy to be played due to back, shoulder, etc. problems , then we will, upon return of the guitar, issue a Credit Memo to Buyer in the amount paid for the guitar plus the cost of shipment paid by the Buyer against the future purchase of a guitar from us.

 

Product Specs

Condition:
Excellent (Used)
Brand:
Burns
Model:
LJ24
Finish:
Cherry Transparent
Categories:
Solid Body
Year:
1977
Made In:
United Kingdom

About The Seller

RETROVERB MUSIC, INC.
Joined Jan 2014
Durham, NC, United States

Quick
Shipper

Accepted Payment Methods

Shipping Policy

Ships from Durham, NC to:

Continental U.S.
$75.00

I will ship with tracking to the listed regions. To negotiate shipping rates to other locations, please send me a message.

Tax Policies

NC, US
7.5%

Return Policy

Return Window

This product can be returned within 3 days of receipt.

General Terms

Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.

Refunds

Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping costs.

Special Conditions

MY TRY IT OUT POLICY.

Understanding the normal hesitation of buying a guitar without first playing it, I want to make sure these guitars make you happy. To accomplish that, I want you to try them for 72 hours (three days). Play them, hold them, walk around with them on your back, sleep with then-whatever it takes for you to make sure these are the ones for you. During that time, you can return them for a full refund of your payment price (but of course they need to be treated well while you have them, as I expect you will) less shipping cost and you must pay the cost to ship it back to us.

If one arrives damaged, please let me know immediately by email. Be sure to hold onto all packing material and the box. I will contact the shipper for an inspection. Remember that this can take up to a couple of weeks but I will rush it along.

Minor problems. If there is a problem with one of the guitars when it arrives, e.g., loose wires etc. then I will work with you to get it repaired by someone in your area.

OTHER POLICIES.

A. Payment Policy: PAYMENT DUE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF PURCHASE.

B. Shipping Policy: I will ship to the continental USA ONLY.

C. Return Policy:

1. Returnable within 3 days of delivery. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer pays all return shipping costs.

2. Returns of undamaged and unmodified instruments may allowed, with permission of Seller, for a period of up to 14 days following delivering but will be subject to a 20% restocking fee. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs.

D. Refunds: Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping charges and restocking fees if appropriate.

E. The guarantee:

1. The guitar is in the cosmetic condition as described in this ad. Used guitars will all have signs of use to include dings, dents, scratches, smudges, etc.

2. The guitar is in fully operational condition.

3. Buyer has 72 hrs. to inspect the guitar or have it inspected. Any defects, damage, misrepresentations or other problems must be reported within that time period in writing to the Seller.

4. In the case of damage during shipment, Buyer shall immediately inform seller of such damage and will maintain all original packing materials and box for inspection by the transportation company.

5. If other problems are discovered, Seller will either arrange for repair etc. at a location near the Buyer or request that the Buyer return the guitar to the Seller. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs.

Seller will correct indicated problems and ship the guitar back to the Buyer within 7-10 days of receiving it.

6. Refund Procedure.

a. In the event that the guitar cannot be repaired or replaced with a similar item from Seller’s inventory, the Seller will provide a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping charges and restocking fees if appropriate.

b. During this 72-hour evaluation period, the Buyer may return the guitar for any reason by notifying Seller and receiving a Return Authorization number. Guitar must be in the same condition as received by the Buyer. Buyer pays cost of shipping guitar back to Seller.

c. Returns may be allowed, with permission of Seller and issuance of RA#, after the 72 hour evaluation period for up to 14 days total but a standard 20% Restocking Fee will be charged for the return. Guitar must be in the same condition as received by the Buyer. Buyer pays cost of shipping guitar back to Seller.

NOTE: I want each Buyer of a guitar from my collection to be pleased and happy with his/her purchase so let me know immediately of any problems with your purchase so that we can work it out. Thanks.

  • 21 Watchers

Accepted Payment Methods

Credit Card
Reverb Bucks
Paypal
Affirm

As low as $660/month

RETROVERB MUSIC, INC.

Durham, NC, United States
Joined: Jan 2014

Seller Achievements