Barry Gibson Retires ? What happens to Burns ?

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Re: Barry Gibson Retires ? What happens to Burns ?

Postby Billyboygretsch » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:44 pm

Will do
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Re: Barry Gibson Retires ? What happens to Burns ?

Postby Billyboygretsch » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:37 pm

The new owners of Burns have now revealed the set up. They will build Burns guitars to the closest original specs possible. I would think the early low impedance pick ups would be replaced.

I would think it likely that some parts will need to be sourced from abroad even if final assembly is in the U.K.
At least it seems as if things are starting to move forward.

I met for lunch with Eddie Cross and Barry Gibson during last week. Both seem to be in fine fettle. Barry seems a lot less stressed and in good humour

Watch this space
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Re: Barry Gibson Retires ? What happens to Burns ?

Postby Teflon » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:36 pm

Thanks for the update Bill, it all sounds promising. I wonder if they will revive the Marvin, re-name it to avoid licensing costs (as per Legend/Dream), or drop it altogether (hope not)?

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Re: Barry Gibson Retires ? What happens to Burns ?

Postby Billyboygretsch » Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:21 pm

Seems Marc Lamaq will be producing U.K. built Burns to very accurate specs. Not sure when they will be available. Bjarne Spens in Denmark has a lot of stock as well as some U.K. dealers. Not sure what models will be continued
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Re: Barry Gibson Retires ? What happens to Burns ?

Postby Teflon » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:54 am

Thanks for the update. As you know, Marc has produced guitars for Burns in the past, so his current involvement adds a nice touch of continuity moving forward :)

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Re: Barry Gibson Retires ? What happens to Burns ?

Postby Billyboygretsch » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:44 pm

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Re: Barry Gibson Retires ? What happens to Burns ?

Postby Billyboygretsch » Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:00 pm

Spoke with Barry the other day and he has been going through some treatments at the hospital. He has spoken with both Alan and Marc and is interested on how things are progressing with Burns. I told him I’m not aware of any progress at the moment
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Re: Barry Gibson Retires ? What happens to Burns ?

Postby Teflon » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:20 pm

Hope it's nothing serious.

It must be frustrating for Barry having to watch from the side lines after all those years running the company, but at least he now has more time for himself and his family. No doubt the current Covid situation will have delayed progress with "New Burns".

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