These instruments are re-creations of the two guitars supplied to The Shadows in 1964 – original production models varied considerably to the confusion of today’s collectors! A “Strictly Limited Edition” progressive production of Two Thousand and Four (2004) is proposed for these instruments – only 315 Burns Marvin guitars were made originally! Instruments are hand-made under strict licence in Japan and China, with final assembly and set-up being undertaken in the UK. Construction is of two-piece nature with the body being of selected Alder.
The neck is of Canadian Hard Rock Maple and the fingerboard of high-grade Indian Rosewood. New tortoishell-effect scratch-plates are utilised, and the three Rez-o-Matic pick-ups are to original specifications utilising the correct wire and Alnico magnets. Pick-up covers and scratch-plates are engraved as per the original 1964 model. Both body and neck are finished in original vintage polyester.
The unique Rez-o-Tube tremelo system (made exactly to original specifications from Duralumin) is the main feature of the guitar. Bridge saddles are stainless steel as is the tremelo arm. D’Addario 0.010″ to 0.046″ Medium Gauge Nickel-plated Strings (in keeping with Hank Marvin’s preferences) are fitted as original equipment.