Vintage Burns Baldwin Nu-Sonic Bass Orange 1965


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This fabulous short scale, solid body bass was made in England & has some interesting historical significance. In Andy Babiuk's 'Beatles Gear' book, George Harrison used a Burns Nu-Sonic Bass during the Paperback Writer sessions & quite likely played the bassline to Taxman on a Nu-Sonic. This unique piece is super light weight thanks to the obeche body & the short scale neck, making it a dream to play for guitarists. But the real magic lies in the pair of Nu-Sonic single coils that kick out dynamite, true vintage tone you can only get from the real deal. Professionally inspected & set up by the experts at Cream City Music, so it's ready for action straight out of the case.

Cosmetic Condition: Lots of good honest play wear with an authentic vintage vibe - various nicks, chips, dents & dings; scratches, weather checking & some finish wear. The back of the body still maintains the trans cherry finish, however, the top has faded into orange. The back of the neck is more orange/natural. Overall the bass has a great look to it with a beautiful patina.

Neck: Semi-chunky, soft V-shaped maple neck with lots of gorgeous flame figuring. Beautiful Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with cream dot inlays. Frets are in great shape with hardly any wear. The headstock logo is missing. Open-back tuners are in good working condition. 1 9/16" nut width with zero fret; 30" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod functions.

Body: Solid obeche body with two-ply black pickguard. Underneath the pickguard is a sticker with the date 26 Feb, 1965. Top-loading bridge with a single adjustable bar. Bass weighs 6 lbs 2.6 oz.

Electronics: Burns Nu-Sonic single coil bass pickups. The covers on both pickups show some deterioration with small portions missing on the sides. Dual volume & master tone controls with 3-way toggle switch. All electronics are in good working condition.

Case: Padded gig bag included.