First introduced in 1963, the Double Six guitar is by far the most user friendly twelve string guitar on the market today.
The 55mm nut width allows ample room for the strings to be separated for easier fingering. The strings are fitted through a specially designed bridge, specially designed to achieve perfect intonation. It has seven different pickup selections.
All the same features as the standard Double Six except fitted with the 12 string Rez-o-Tube® tremolo system.
- Basswood body
- Bolt-on hardrock Maple neck
- Burns original headstock
- Classic polyester finish
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Original Greenburst or White
- Scale Length 25.5"
- Nut Width 49mm
- Truss rod Bi-flex two way type
- 21 frets
- Chrome hardware as standard
- Burns® de-luxe machine heads
- 3 x Burns® Tri-Sonic® pickups
- Five-way pickup switch
- Push/pull pickup selector
- One master volume
- Two-tone controls
- Rez-o-Tube® tremolo system
|Burns® Gear-o-Matik™ Gearbox|
This Burns gearbox was first designed by Jim Burns in 1960 to allow fine neck setting. Coupled to the steel truss rod tensioned through the neck to a gearbox with a hefty cog and worm which provides micro adjustment.
What a tone monster! You know, instead of trying to imitate Hank's sound for "On The Beach", "I'm the Lonely One" etc., I found myself quickly working out and playing "Go To Pieces" that wonderful Peter & Gordon recording of the beautiful Del Shannon composition. This guitar inspires a more orchestral or ballad approach a totally unexpected reaction from me. It should also help open up new vistas as I get back into composing songs after a huge gap. For sheer breadth of tone, I'm so glad I persisted in getting the baritone version of the AD6. I congratulate Barry Gibson on a wonderful musical instrument. I love it!
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"An awesome volume and depth, but clarity of sound too. It does all that your promotion said it would do. Well done for keeping a piece of British musical prowess and legitimate pride going."
"I believe this is a better guitar than any other twelve string I've ever played. It just Sings! The tones available are beautiful! That brilliant "Rezo-Tube" bridge makes all Burns guitars just ring and ring! Jim Burns got these guitars so right, and Barry Gibson has excelled in the building of these new instruments! Everything just works!"
"The Apache Double Six is terrific. I think this is one of the best guitars I have ever played. It has an amazing low fast action, which makes it as easy to play as a six string, and what a fantastic tone at performance volume. With the tremolo putting in the expression, it growls on the low notes, and sings on the high's. This Guitar has a sound all of its own that really stands out."