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Figured Maple Fingerboard
Locking Sperzel or Machine Heads
Locking strap nuts
Body and neck finished in polyester
Gold plated REZ-O-TUBE tremolo system, improved for more accurate stability
Neck made from Canadian hard rock maple
Body made from selected American alder
3 REZ-O-MATIK pickups, handmade to original specifications with USA alnico magnets
Improved neck socket
3 piece mint green scratch plates
Five-way pickup selector switch
Master Volume Control
Push/Pull pick up selector
Tone control for neck and middle pickup
Treble cut control for bridge pickup

The Burns Shadows Custom Edition comes with its own unique hard case finished in a vintage Burns grey crocodile effect fabric. The inside is moulded to fit the guitar body and covered in a deep cushioned plush red velvet.

Handmade copy of Hank's own Leather Strap
Certificate of Authenticity and photo Handsigned and numbered by Hank and Bruce
Burns leather pouch containing tool kit
Cleaning Cloth
Comprehensive Instruction Manual
Warranty Card



“I must have arrived! My new Burns Shadows Custom Edition guitar has Locking Machine Heads, a first for me! (Where were they when I needed them in the sixties…)

I’m here in my room twanging through a few tunes with Hank Marvin (also known as Django) lead guitarist extraordinaire.

He says the new guitar is fantastic, so who am I to argue? In fact I agree, another first for me.

The improved neck socket allows better access to the high frets, somewhere, at my age, I don’t venture too often these days.

Not to mention the beautiful gold hardware and strap-locks, all in all first class additions to what was already a great guitar”


Burns London consistently design and produce a superb range of guitars, so I therefore expected this guitar to feel right, play well and sound good. I am not disappointed!

Back in 1963, Jim Burns, the founder of the Company, worked closely with myself and Bruce Welch of The Shadows to design a guitar which would have the style, sound and playbility we require.

I am delighted that Burns London is still in the business of making quality instruments, and in particular this new BURNS SHADOWS CUSTOM SIGNATURE model.

BURNS has maintained its tradition of making quality electric guitars that stand out as different from the rest, Enjoy, I do.”


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