A NEW BOOK ON THE STORY OF JIM BURNS AND HIS GUITAR LEGACY WILL BE REALEASED IN JUNE 2017! PREORDER NOW - ONLY PRINTING BY DEMAND
In June 2017 we will release a new book about Jim Burns and the people who were inspired by him. It is a long time since Pearls and Crazy Diamonds was released and much more information and many new pictures has been acquired since then. This book goes deeper in the story behind all the Burns Companies and Jim himself. A ”must” for all guitar enthusiasts.
150 pages in full colour from another time and another way of making guitars. Stories about the man himself his associates and the people who helped make Burns a great brand. There are many pictures of Burns guitars and prototypes you may never have seen and stories from the people who knew and worked with Jim.
ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE UNTIL MAY 20:th
This is not an updated version of Pearls and Crazy Diamonds.
The book is very different from ”Pearls and Crazy Diamonds”. It is much more about the people behind the guitars and the people who was inspired by Jim and the history of the the different Burns companies. Many pictures of rare guitars from the past which you probably have not seen. We also have a chapter with the history of the new Burns London Ltd between 2002-2017.
There are great contributions from Peter Farrell, Jimmy Farrell, Norman Houlder, Graham Wright, Les Andrews, Eddie Cross, John Clark, Bob Pearson, Paul Day, Barry Gibson and Alesa Tilley. We also got a big hand from some historic Burns/Baldwin experts like Adrian Turner, Trevor Midgley, Guy Mackenzie, Roland Berry and Mark Davies.
- The story behind
- Burns Weill
- Burns Ormston London Ltd guitars
- Burns UK
- Burns Actualizers Ltd
- Stories from former employees and suppliers
- Why Burns was successful but failed
- Stories about special guitars like the Golden Burns and the Super 18
- The story of the Tri-Sonic pickups
- The Burns guitars of the Shadows
- Important other artists playing Burns
- The Baldwin take-over
- The Alvis Burns Special
- The Shergold connection
- Intro to the amps
- The new Burns London company . What happened then….
PRE-ORDER THE BOOK
Price will be only 19,99 GBP + shipping
Kickstart - Printing by Demand
This time we are only printing by demand. If you are interested in preorder the book
please pay 19.99 GBP by PayPal to per(at)addit.se
or call Bill or Per for an account number if you prefer a bank-transfer.
We also need your e-mail and post-address.
The distibution inside England will be made from London, which means that the postage will be cheaper. The postage will be debited, when delivering the book.
When we reach 500 preorders we will start printing. If not, we will refund the whole amount.
Per Gjörde and Bill Lovegrove