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Barracuda


In Guards Red With Case

Burns London issued the Barracuda as a UK made model in 1997 and reissued it as a club series made in Korea in 2003. At some point they dropped the trem model and issued the hardtail only, all fully described in Trevor's pages. There are also a couple of special models described on my other pages here


Jet Harris Barracuda


The Barracuda Special

The current model was launched in 2014 and is referred to on the Burns site as the Barracuda Special in the Club Series. This model has a trem system so presumably they have solved the tuning issues that plagued the earlier ones. I assume that this guitar is made in China but I have no information on this so it may not be the case. In December 2016 Thomann had these for sale at £608 for Red or Blue £647 for White

Specifications

Body

Basswood with Classic Polyester Finish Thomann say it's Nato?

Neck

Bolt on Hardrock Maple

Colours

Guards Red, Blue or White

Pickups

Three Burns Trisonic

Bridge

Rezo-Tube trem Unit

Hardware

Chrome

Fingerboard

Rosewood 23 frets 45mm Nut

Controls

5 way switch 1 volume 2 tone with one push pull to give the usual Burns 7 options

Scale

30"

Hard case

Included




Update June 2016
Burn's website now shows the Barracuda Special as having 3 Rez-o-Matic Pickups and is also now available in Greenburst in addition to the colours shown above.
Some more Pictures

Looks Good in White

The Blue showing the Trem Details.


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