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1967 Baldwin Jazz Bass SOLD

1967 Baldwin Jazz Bass SOLD

Burns was founded in 1960, and was sold to Baldwin in 1965 (who also purchased Gretsch in 1967). Though this should have improved the Burns presence in Baldwin’s largest market, it didn’t, and production stopped in 1970. Consequently, these instruments are not commonly found in North America. Through later attempts to recreate the designs, it has retained a niche appeal.This example has been well used, but works very well and has minimal fret wear. It has the semi-scroll headstock, distinguishing it from later models with the Fender-type 4-a-side gear arrangement. The action is very comfortable, making it an interesting and useful addition to any collection.

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