Baldwin - Burns Double Six 12 String Solid Body Electric Guitar (1967)

Baldwin - Burns  Double Six 12 String Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1967)

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Baldwin - Burns Double Six Model 12 String Solid Body Electric Guitar (1967), made in London, England, serial # 20825, white polyester finish, sycamore body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, gig bag case.

One of our favorite electric 12-strings ever and a true 1960's classic, the Burns Double Six with its wide comfortable neck and three powerful Tri-Sonic pickups is a versatile and great-sounding guitar. It is also always a supremely striking instrument, and this particular example with a rare solid white finish is particularly so. This is a rare variation as this color was not officially offered on the Double Six (it was standard on the Marvin and Bison models) and this particular guitar is one of only a very few in this finish we have ever seen.

This guitar was made a year or so after the US Baldwin company had taken over the London-based Burns operation in September 1965. The double six was one of the least "Baldwinized" of the company's offerings and is essentially identical the original Burns version except for the "Baldwin" logo pickguard and binding on the fingerboard. The Double Six is one of the best and most useful of all Burns instruments and a unique example of a very cool guitar, favored (among many) by the Searchers, The Troggs and even Elvis!
 
Overall length is 42 1/4 in. (107.3 cm.), 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 25 1/2 in. (648 mm.). Width of nut is 2 in. (51 mm.). A very nice example of a custom color Double Six, complete and original with just some isolated spots of finish wear. There are dings and worn spots along the body edges, most notably an area chipped off down to the wood on the upper edge in the normal armwear area. The back of the neck has some finish rubbed off the edges and small dings and chips behind the lower frets. Overall a superb playing example of one of our favorite 60's 12-strings, in a very rare finish. Overall Excellent - Condition.