The Guitar Collection

The Guitar Collection of Guy Mackenzie

Burns Bison

Burns Bison

Posted on: 27th March 2017

Built by Burns Actualizer Ltd in 1981, this very rare black beast features 2 Burns humbuckers, 5 way selector switch, Fender type vibrato tailpiece and a Burns Scorpion style headstock with signature Bison logo. Retailing then at £370, this was probably one of the best Burns of the 80s. Check the Historic Guitars page for an extensive write up.

Jim Burns interview in 1994 on YouTube

Plus here’s the Burns Bison in action as played by Phil Walker:




Egmond Scout

Egmond Scout

Posted on: 27th March 2017

Built in Holland by Egmond, Europe’s largest guitar maker of the 1950s and early 60s (makers of Paul MacCartney’s first guitar the Egmond Solid 7), this is a budget solid bass built in about 1965 with “add on” pick up unit and an unchamfered body.

Bass Ace David Greenaway plays this ‘challenging’ bass at The Guitar Collection YouTube Channel: