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The Dream Guitars

   
Left to right a Gold Dream, 2010 Dream Noiseless Special and the 2001 Dream.

Burns London Ltd have used the name Dream in the past for a couple of guitars, including two guitars launched in 2001 The Dream and the Legend Dream described on Trevors site. In 2010 they launched two more the Gold Dream and the Dream Noiseless Special. I have also seen reference to a Dream Noiseless Special Limited Edition but this may just be the same guitar. This was marketed as to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Burns Guitars.


The Gold Dream


The Gold Dream was originally advertised as above, but the guitar is still available to order now. I suspect the idea of only making fifty of them was dropped when they proved to be popular, looking at it you can understand why they became popular. All the reviews I have read and there are quite a few are very positive about this guitar.
Whilst the specs are available on the Burns website for the sake of completeness here they are:
Construction Bolt-On
Body Basswood with Flamed Maple Top
Neck Figured Canadian Hard Rock Maple
Ebony Fingerboard with tortoise edge binding
Scale 648mm, Nut Width 43mm, Neck Radius 300mm, Frets 22
Pearl DOT-Inlays, Pearl Neck Binding
Scroll Headstock
3 x Burns Rez-o-Matik ENR Noiseless pickups
Controls: 1-Volume, 2-Tone (Push/Pull Tone Introduces Neck Pickup) & 5-Way Pickup Selector Switch
Black Pickguards, Burns Deluxe Bridge
Burns Rez-O-Tube Tremolo
Burns Deluxe Machine Heads, Gold Hardware
Locking Strap Nuts
Burns Gear-O-Matik Gearbox Truss Rod
Finish: Gold


Dream Noiseless Special


This guitar is very similar in looks to it's 2001 predecessor obviously the main difference is the pickups. Again the specs of this guitar are on the web site but here they are.
Figured maple body top
Figured maple neck
22 frets
Noiseless Rez-o-Matik pickups (designed by Alan Entwistle)
Original sixties style black Traffolite laminated pick-guards
Gold hardware
Alder body finished in white polyester
5 Star figured maple neck
Pearl binding
Custom figured maple top
Black pick-guards
22 frets
BurnsĀ® locking machine heads
Locking strap nuts
Colours: Honey Burst, Trans Blue, Trans Cherry-Red and Metallic Gold

Hand signed and numbered certificate of authenticity



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