Jim Burns Story incl. shipping (US, Australia, Asia)

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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. + Shipping

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The new book is 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 have been acquired since then. This book goes deeper into the story behind all the Burns Companies and Jim himself. A ”must” for all guitar enthusiasts.

2 reviews for Jim Burns Story incl. shipping (US, Australia, Asia)

  1. Paul OLooney (verified owner)

    I bought this for my father as a birthday gift and his eyes lit up when he opened it. He owned an original Burns Bison guitar in the late 60’s and he immediately thumbed through the book to find a picture of it to show to his grandchildren. After looking through the book with my father we were pleasantly surprised by all the great pictures, stories and history. We loved it so much that I ordered another copy for my brother in law who is a guitar enthusiast and I am sure he will love the history behind the Burns legacy.

  2. RICHARD BOURNE (verified owner)

    After thoroughly enjoying “Pearls & Crazy Diamonds”, I knew I had to extend my knowledge of the Burns legend with this book. I bought two copies, one for me and one for a vintage guitar dealer friend of mine here in South Australia, who felt he didn’t know as much about Burns as perhaps he should. We were both rapt with “The Jim Burns Story” and still turn to it frequently as an on-going reference source. Per Gjörde’s obvious love affair with these great guitars comes across on every page, and he demonstrated his enthusiasm very clearly this year by helping me to be reunited with a beautiful Jazz Shortscale, identical to the one I owned back in London in 1963 – nowadays a very rare guitar in every sense of the word. For the serious student of Burns history, or anyone who simply loves brilliant and innovative guitars, this book should have pride of place on the shelf.

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