NOTE: These are not our guitars; just saving the images for history and showcasing what's out there.

Monday, October 10, 2011

VINTAGE "BURKE" FIRST ALUMINUM NECK (PRE MESSENGER) DAVOLI VELENO TRAVIS BEAN



via this auction where you'll find more pics.

"THIS IS THE VERY FIRST ALUMINUM NECK ELECTRIC GUITAR MADE IN THE USA
"BURKE" CREATED BY GLEN F. BURKE C-EARLY 1960`S (FORERUNNER TO MESSENGER GUITAR/MUSIC CRAFT) DESIGN PATENTED IN 1961

INCOMPARABLY MORE RARE THAN ANY MESSENGER, DAVOLI/WANDRE, VELENO OR TRAVIS BEAN GUITARS BY FAR. COMPARED TO THESE FOLLOWING BRANDS, BURKE GUITARS WERE ALL ONE OF A KIND "CUSTOM ORDERED" INSTRUMENTS

CONSTRUCTION: THE COMPACT ODD SHAPED (MAPLE?) BODY IS ENTIRELY HOLLOW WITH SUCH DISTINCTIVE ACOUSTIC TONE, AND THE ALUMINUM NECK RUNS ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE BOTTOM STRAP BUTTON. THIS MEANS:THE ENTIRE CENTER OF THIS INSTRUMENT LIKE A CENTER BLOCK (FROM HEADSTOCK, NECK TO THE BOTTOM) IS ALL ALUMINUM!! THE GUITAR WEIGHS EXACTLY 7.8 LBS. ON MY DIGITAL BATHROOM SCALE. THIS IS EXTREMELY LIGHT COMPARED TO THE OTHER MANUFACTURES MENTIONED ABOVE. A VERY WELL MADE INSTRUMENT WITH SUPERIOR CRAFTSMANSHIP & MATERIAL.

NO INSTRUMENT OUT THERE WILL PRODUCE THIS SPECIAL TONE

STUNNING FACTORY DARK METALLIC BURGUNDY FINISH WITH FACTORY CLEAR COAT ON THE GORGEOUS ROSEWOOD FRETBOARD LIKE A RICKENBACKER. THE DESIGN OF THIS ENTIRE INSTRUMENT IS ALSO TRULY UNIQUE AND AMAZING. IT CLEARLY RESEMBLES THE TWIST & BEAUTY OF DAVOLI/WANDRE GUITARS WITH THE MOST UNUSUAL (ALL HAND CUT/MADE) PINK & BLACK SWIRL PICK GUARD!

CONTROLS: ONE MASTER VOLUME & MASTER TONE FOR EACH PICK-UP + 3-WAY SWITCH

VERY UNIQUE PICKGUARD ASSEMBLY: THE ENTIRE PICKGUARD HAS NO SCREW HOLES AND IS MOUNTED ON THE BODY BY THE ENTIRE FOUR POTS & SWITCH GOING THROUGH THE FACTORY ROUTED HOLES ON INSIDE OF THE BODY, THEN ON TO THE PICKGUARD, AND ALL THE CONTROLS ARE SECURED WITH THEIR OWN NUT & WASHER THAT HOLD IT IN PLACE. GET IT?"


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