Legendary British guitar maker Burns is back

(Image credit: Burns)

Iconic British guitar company Burns has been revived. The electric guitar brand is being brought back by a group of “leading figures” from the UK MI retail trade industry - heading up the venture are Simon Gilson and Terry Hope, the founders and former owners of PMT, the UK’s largest musical instrument retail chain.

In an interview with MI Trade News, Gilson said, “There is only one true historic guitar brand from England and that's Burns. It was the one that was in right at the beginning and it has all that amazing history and still has tremendous potential. 

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.