Baldwin - Burns Double Six 12 String Solid Body Electric Guitar (1966)

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Baldwin - Burns Double Six Model 12 String Solid Body Electric Guitar (1966), made in London, England, serial # 15598, cherry polyester finish, sycamore body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard.

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 always a supremely striking instrument, and this particular example with a very unusual solid red/orange finish is very unusual…this color was not offered as standard on the Double Six (it was used on the Baby Bison and Nu-Sonic) and this is one of only a few like this we have ever seen.

This guitar was made not long after the US Baldwin company had taken over the London-based Burns operation in September 1965, and is identical the original Burns version except of course for the "Baldwin" logo pickguard and a bound fingerboard. One of the best of all Burns instruments and a unique example of a very cool guitar, favored 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.). Excellent - Condition.