Looks and playability are excellent! Very useful tones throughout... if you want the sublime good looks of a Telecaster but want more sonic variety this guitar has to be at the head of the queue.  –

Double Six

First introduced in 1963, the Burns Double Six® is by far the most user friendly twelve string guitar on the market today.


The Burns Marquee®  has won high praise in the European press and was awarded Guitar of the Year 2 years running.

Hank Marvin Signature

 The 24 months of waiting was a nuisance but after over 30 prototype models were produced I finally had the perfect guitar, the reception was tremendous from the fans and now we would not change them for anything – Hank Marvin, Beat Monthly 1964


A remarkable guitar; you’d be hard-pressed to find any S-type that plays or sounds better at this price – Electric Review (92%)

Testimonial from Double Six (12-string) player in China

I’m really delighted with the guitar. For a 12 string it is just so easy to play, and it sounds really great. Many thanks once again. Happy Burns customer now. – Maitland

Burns Guitars Thunderbirds Style!

Hank Marvin and the Shadows as “Thunderbirds” puppets. They are complete with mini Burns guitars and Vox Amps! These 6″ long guitars must be real collectors items now.

Beijing Beatles play Burns and Hayman in Shanghai

The Beijing Beatles will play Burns guitars on the Burns / Farida booth at Music China Expo October 11-14 (Hall E5). The band will also debut a Hayman 1000 drum kit as part of the ongoing British Retro Invasion. This will be the first time this quintessential British brand of drums will be seen in China. For more information, see or email

The band will also play evening gigs at a variety of venues. See for more details.

More classic British gear available

At MusicMesse Frankfurt this week, Burns China signs deal with 2 manufacturers to expand range and make more classic British musical equipment available in China. JMI guitar pedals and Hayman drums (along with Burns Guitars) can now be purchased using the contact form on this site.

Burns Featured In Chinese Press

China Eastern March 2012 issue
Photographer: 台八老费

The word is out!  Its never been easier to own a modern classic!

Looking Good!

Burns Night at Dos Kolegas, Beijing

Come and try out a Burns guitar at an evening of fantastic retro 60’s sounds featuring the following fab 4 bands:

  • The Beijing Beatles
  • Flying Mantas
  • D.H. and The Chinese Hellcats
  • Christmas

Liangma Qiao / Lufthansa Center Area 亮马桥燕莎桥. 6436 8998 21 Liangmaqiao Lu (inside the drive-in movie theater park), Chaoyang District 朝阳区亮马桥路21号(燕莎桥往东1500米路北汽车电影院内) Not to be missed | Admission TBC

Rezomatic Pickup Controls Guide

A short animation that describes the controls, pickup selections etc for a Burns Bison ’64 (with Rezomatik pickups and Rezotone tone control). There is also a PDF that can be viewed / downloaded here.

A Day At The Races!

Burns Guitars were a proud sponsor of the British Embassy Charity Ball 2011 – A Day At The Races. Sponsor’s donations together with proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction went to Wu Xun Education Foundation of Shandong Province and Kaifeng School for the Deaf. All for a good cause, a grand time was had by all and one lucky reveller took home a Limited Edition Bison’64 in Vintage Green Sunburst!




Burns Promo Film

Short film featuring a cover of the Shadows tune ‘Man of Mystery’ by Muse.

Burns Guitars China Launch Event

Burns Guitars China makes its introductions surrounded by some of Beijing’s best local talent. With performances from 24 hours, The Lazy Camels and Qingdao’s the Dama Llama’s and a free beer given away to commemorate every one of Burns guitars 50 years of manufacturing excellence, its looks like this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

Burns China Launched

Burns Guitars China sign exclusive distribution agreement with Burns London to launch the famous Burns brand in China market. Ian Burns of Beijing and Barry Gibson of London are excited for the future of the Burns brand in this emerging market. For all enquiries contact Ian Burns on +86 139 0639-0437 or