Burns Guitars

Posted on: 15th April 2015

Dear Guy,

Home made electric guitar by Harry Ellis

Thank you for your interest in my home made guitar and thank you for the offer. I will certainly bare you in mind if I decide to sell it.

However, this currently not under consideration as I want to renovate it and maximise its playing potential, given that I was 15 when I made it in 1961 and did not really know what I was doing.

It was my first electric guitar and made while I was at boarding school in Hampshire and coupled to my school band (The Problems), it was the thing that kept me sane, though obtaining some of the guitar parts involved surreptitious trips to London involving great cunning and deception…etc etc.

Needless to say I always enjoy visiting your guitar collection. It is a great site.

Kind regards

PS: while I am writing this, you might have some thoughts on who might have squirreled away some 1961 to 1963 Burns Bison Ultra Sonic pickups. I am looking for four…(actually I have two projects on the go and so I need 7 but 4 would be a start!!!). I live in hope that some may turn up because I have on 5 or 6 occasions seen 4 & 3 pickup Bisons with non original pickups…If you could keep your eyes open for me on your travels it would be appreciated.