'65 BURNS - BALDWIN VIBRASLIM Sunburst, 2 James Ormston Burns Pickups, EX+ Code VA890

It sounds great, plays great with a straight neck. The frets are in excellent condition. All electronics are original and work well.

 Jim Burns contemporaneously was too a creative genius. But his guitars were antithetical to Leo's. Maybe to the point where I would describe Jim as an "Artist" who "created" musical instruments and Leo as a "manufacturer of products that could be used to play music."

THE VIBRASLIM by ORMSTON  BURNS LONDON, LTD/BALDWIN

The Vibraslim was a Burns double-cutaway semi-hollowbody introduced in ’64. Unlike, say, an ES-335, this had a slightly extended upper cutaway and there was a slight taper to the bass bout, giving it a little more dynamic feel. A solid wood core extended down the center of the guitar, with hollow wings on the side and a pair of f-holes. These early Baldwin semi-hollow Vibraslims had a bit of a point on the treble horn; later hollowbodies had a more rounded horn. The head was the flared three-and-three as found on the G.B. guitars. Two ring-mounted Ultra-Sonic pickups were controlled by one volume, two tone, and a presence control, all mounted as thumbwheels along the bottom edge of the elevated pickguard. A three-way select was also mounted in the pickguard. The Vibraslim had an adjustable metal compensated bridge and a top-mounted Mk. 9 vibrato, looking somewhat like a Hagstrom, but operating with a bar and handle assembly attached to a spring under a humped housing behind the bar. These came in a red sunburst finish.

BRAND
Baldwin
TYPE
Guitar, Elect
CLASS
6 string
MODEL#
548
MODEL NAME
Vibraslim
DESCRIPTION
Semi Acoustic
DOM
1965
COLOR
Redburst
SERIAL #
 
STYLE
Semi Acoustic
BODY
Mahogany
TOP
Sycamore
NECK
Maple
FRTBD
Braz Rosewood
FRETS
22
SIZE
Medium
SCALE
24.75"
TUNERS
Van Ghent
TREM
YES
BRIDGE
BURNS
ELECT
Passive

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