Bill Alston

Home | Current models | Discontinued models | Discontinued details | Cobra Family | The Marquees | The Bisons | The Dream Guitars | The Apaches | The Marvin | The Steers |
The Barracuda | The Shadows | The Double Six | The Sonics | Contact | Links

MY MAIN GUITAR SITE
Main Site


Double Six


A club series double six in the commonest colour

The Double Six was first made in 1963 as a prototype and then produced in a different design in 1964 and 1965. The modern version was launched in 1994 as part of the Custom series made in the UK. It was re-launched in 2000 as part of the club series made in Korea. Trevor gives details of both of these.
I can't find much in the way of significant changes since Trevor stopped updating except that he states white was available only in 2003 but since then more white ones have been made there is a white one for sale new at the moment, December 2016, in Thomann at £646. At some stage manufacturing moved from Korea to China, but I have no note of the exact date.


 
 
I believe the three colours shown are the only ones available but with Burns it is certainly possible that there are some one offs or special orders.

Specifications

Body

Basswood with Classic Polyester Finish

Neck

Bolt on Hardrock Maple

Colours

Greenburst Red Sunburst or White

Pickups

Three Burns Deluxe Trisonic

Bridge

Gotoh with individual string saddle adjustment

Hardware

Chrome

Fingerborad

Rosewood 21 frets 50mm Nut 300mm radius radius

Controls

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

Scale

25.5"

Hard case

Included



September 2017
More information from Bill Lovegrove
you should know that the first Double Sixes were in fact the twelve string bass as used by Hank Marvin and Eric Haydock of the Hollies. Listen to "it's in her kiss" it's featured on that.



Back to Burns Home Page Burns Home Page