Burnside Blade by Guild

Posted by clifford anderson on Sun, 10/03/99 - 09:39:59.

hello,
i have a Burnside Blade made by Guild, i dont know what year it was made in or anything, but i sure would like it if you could help me find out more about it, i went and saw a guitar guru that i know and he said he has never seen one like it or ever heard of it

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guild blade

First of all gibson and guild were together on this one not fender.very good guitars good quality high end if u can find one.buy it.look on youtube and you will see a video on gibson and guildkeywords guild burnside guitar reveiw schroll through to find video.They are rare and awsome guitars I would buy everyone I can find.

Burnside guitars for SALE!!! I have 16 total.

I inherited a HUGE guitar collection recently and I have at least one of every model ever made. I even have 3 that were made in South America. I found a guitar called, "Crossroads" in the collection that is a true one of one. It was made in South America and has a CRAZY looking neck. Instead of "boomerang's" as fret markers, it has what looks to be cowboy hats, a laso, a pair of cowboy boots, bull horns, and a lance looking object all in pearloid and very well detailed. If you want to own a rare Burnside, email me at 64oldsf85man@gmail.com and I can send you'all some picture's of these beautiful guitars and basses. I live in Medford Oregon and some are listed there on CL. Thank you. My name is Bo.

burnside by guild SO-1

my son bought this guitar for 150.00. Its a burnside by guild SO-1 sounds a lot like the first post on here. 3 switches, 2 knobs, black... Any idea what it's worth..? Can't find it anywhere

burnside blade by guild

i recently picked up a burnside blade that i also cannot find any info on, no one i have talked to knows a lot about them yadda yadda.....its in good shape holds tune has emg pick ups and the original tremolo, difference is i cant find a picture of one like mine...instead of the 3 way switch i have 3 toggle switches one of which switches pickup i think and the other 2 are "brighteners"?

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

guild burnside guitars are a joint project between guild and fender in 87 88 89. guild did not keep good records on these guitars.fender now ownes guild.these were made in japan of good quality.have no knowlage of selling price.

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

: guild burnside guitars are a joint project between guild and fender in 87 88 89. guild did not keep good records on these guitars.fender now ownes guild.these were made in japan of good quality.have no knowlage of selling price.

Hey y'all- just thought some of you might like to know that there are currently some burnside blades parts guitars on e-bay for $50 and under

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

guild burnside guitars are a joint project

between guild and fender in 87&88. made in japan of good quality.fender now ownes guild.most donot
have serial numbers.guild did not keep good records on these guitars.

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

I have a burnside Lance Rhandy rhodes flying V guitar. neck through excellent pickups, V pearl inlays, kahler trem etc. very nice. the burnside models are not well known and were only made for a few years. some are very high end. (500 or more list when they came out in the early to mid eighties.) and some are junk. I doubt this helps much but I though I would share. :)

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

I have a Blade, mine has a black finish with red swirl thingy design. I also have the soft case that came with it.
I bought it brand new in either 86 or 87.
I haven't found anyone else that I've ever spoken with who has heard of this guitar.

Mine does have a serial number btw.
I hope to find some info someday.

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

I have a Blade as well. I got in the mid eighties and also know little about it. I have an inquiry into to Fender about it and will pass along any info that I receive. I am looking for wiring diagrams and a parts list.

: I have a Blade, mine has a black finish with red swirl thingy design. I also have the soft case that came with it.
: I bought it brand new in either 86 or 87.
: I haven't found anyone else that I've ever spoken with who has heard of this guitar.

: Mine does have a serial number btw.
: I hope to find some info someday.

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

: I have a Blade as well. I got in the mid eighties and also know little about it. I have an inquiry into to Fender about it and will pass along any info that I receive. I am looking for wiring diagrams and a parts list.

: : I have a Blade, mine has a black finish with red swirl thingy design. I also have the soft case that came with it.
: : I bought it brand new in either 86 or 87.
: : I haven't found anyone else that I've ever spoken with who has heard of this guitar.

: : Mine does have a serial number btw.
: : I hope to find some info someday.

I have a Burnside Blade, bought new circa '86, black. Burnside had a few wilder-looking solidbody guitars too, they're basically cheap Guilds. The finish isn't pretty up close, but the playing and action are very good. My pots are frozen and I'm going to rewire it this weekend; I disabled the tremolo by replacing the springs with metal bars (I'm not much on whammy, it's just not my thing; maybe I'd feel differently if I used a more expensive trem that stays in tune). I painted the planet Earth on the front of the guit, it looks damn good; it also has a GK2A Roland synth pickup. I bet I've written fifty songs on that thing. Good guitar. Probably be playing it twenty years from now.

blade by Burnside

I saw your guitar on line I think. It's missing the synth pup but it was there. Very cool ax. It's for sale online for $200obo.
I put in a bid for $180 because shipping was $50. He had already sold it. Darn!

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

: : I have a Blade as well. i just bought yesterday at my local guitar center, i also would like info about it, im thinkiing of customizing it with a new tremblo system since this one is pretty cheap and some new pick ups and humbucker,oh and mines doesnt have a serial number, that or it was just repainted but yeah id really appriciate a lil info bout the guitar, thanks

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

I just replaced the pots. It appears to have worked perfectly, which is cool because I don't solder much. The Blade takes two identical 500k ohm pots because it has humbucker pickups (the store dude told me this). Humbuckers almost always take 500k pots. There's a capacitor on the tone pot. I don't know the type, I just used the old one (d'oh! I should have written down what it says on the capacitor!) Not much else to know, if you're putting the wires exactly where the old ones were; if doing it from scratch, I suppose I could post a drawing of what I did.

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

i have a black semi hollow body version.
can't find another on internet !

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

I'd love to see it, maybe I could tell you a bit about it, e-mail me at twisted_purple@hotmail.com.

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

Burnside brand of electric guitars was imported & marketed by Guild in 1987 & 1988, then discontinued

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

I have a Burnside by Guild Bass. it has no info on it as either. I am not sure what to think. It sounds fantastic, clear, crisp....but I would also like to find more info on it. Anybody found anything yet?

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

: hello,
: i have a Burnside Blade made by Guild, i dont know what year it was made in or anything, but i sure would like it if you could help me find out more about it, i went and saw a guitar guru that i know and he said he has never seen one like it or ever heard of it

I have one in excellent shape for sale-your offer?

: : hello,
: : i have a Burnside Blade made by Guild, i dont know what year it was made in or anything, but i sure would like it if you could help me find out more about it, i went and saw a guitar guru that i know and he said he has never seen one like it or ever heard of it

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

: hello,
: i have a Burnside Blade made by Guild, i dont know what year it was made in or anything, but i sure would like it if you could help me find out more about it, i went and saw a guitar guru that i know and he said he has never seen one like it or ever heard of it

I bought mine slightly used about 12 years ago and just recently found another one at a music store in Minneapolis. Iwent to the Guild website and can not find it catalogued in there. I've owned several guitars and this one is still my favorite. I play in a metal band and this guitar has the most awesome crunch to it. No one believes me when I tell them it's a Guild.

Burnside Information

(Originally posted 19:42:33 3/02/06)

The burnside hammer by guild was made in karea in the mid 80s and were considerd as entry level guitars they mass produced and sild for about 125.00 to 250.00 dollars but i think are worth some money because there is not very many any more i think if anyone has any questions e mail me at harv_the_one@yahoo.com

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

: Hey i have a burnside blade its a sweet guitar and I love it I just dont know anything about it and i sure would like to know mine doesnt have any serial numbers i emailed guild but they dont know much just it was made in korea i sure would like specs prices and crap like that since i have got my b-blade i have bought a dearmond m75t but i still play my b-blade

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

: : Hey i have a burnside blade its a sweet guitar and I love it I just dont know anything about it and i sure would like to know mine doesnt have any serial numbers i emailed guild but they dont know much just it was made in korea i sure would like specs prices and crap like that since i have got my b-blade i have bought a dearmond m75t but i still play my b-blade

:::I have a burnside blade by guild but looks like i'm in the same boat,no serial #'s,mine is strat style solid body electric,the problem i have is i need 2 bridge roller saddles for the tremolo system which is called an ACCUTUNE brand name tremelo no one knows where to get these or if they even are available...this is only thing keeping me from playing it..i enjoyed playing it until these saddles broke....if anyone can help me find these parts i would greatly appreciat it

Accutune trem.

I have 16 guitars by Burnside & I can say for certain that not all Accutunes are the same. For instance, I have a "Cutlass" with an Accutune that takes a completely different trem bar than my "The Lance". The trem bar for the Cutlass was a "drop in" type and my Lance has a screw in type. The Cutlass also has a place for the trem bar to drop in at the top and bottom of the Accutune where as the Lance only screws in at the bottom. I also have a one of a kind Burnside "Crossroads" (Tele copy) with a Floyd Rose and special neck with pearloid inlays of a laso, cowboy boots, a lance or spear, (matadore stuff) on it. Is says, "made in South America". I have 3 Burnsides that were made in S. America. (A Crossbow Bass, a Crossroads guitar and another strange model that looks like a Steinberger. It's called a "Bolo". I have NEVER seen another one like it ever. I even sent pictures of it to Guild and Fender but they were no help.

Guild Burnside guitars.

I own 3 of these, a Cutlass, and two Lances. ( one bass, one 6 string.) and I love them. I paid only $122 for the Cutlass at GC online. ($100 + $22 shipping) I recently sold it for a lot more. I'll never sell the Lance bass or 6 string because they were all bought when I was a small kid of 12. I collect Washburn Stage Series and Burnside guitars because as a kid, they were inexpensive. I never paid more than $300 for any of them yet today in 2015, the price is high and they are a bear to find unmolested or even working. I never played the guitar because I love playing drums but when I was a teen, drums were expensive. I liked the look of crazy styled guitars as a kid so I bought used old BC Riches' and Kramers' & the like and hung them on my walls. They never got played and just collected dust so when I moved out, my parents put them away for me till later. Now is later and my parent's are sending me all my guitars to me. I still don't know how to play but they sure look cool!

Guild Burnside Blade

I picked up a used one in 1994 just to have an electric to mess with...Sort of liked looks (red/yel sunburst) at the time (still do).....I've actually begun to play a lot more and have been scoffing up "inexpensive" (Squier Vintage modifieds,Xavieres) electrics for whatever reason and are very pleased with quality and sounds (once you've tweaked everything) but when I haul out old "Blade", it still have a uniqueness in feel & sound... All in all. a pretty cool versatile axe.

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

I have an old tremolo un-attached to a guitar - all it says on it is AccuTune - I foun out it is a Kahler product - havent found out any more yet - maybe this helps

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

Hey Guys....I own a Burnside Lance that I have completely restored...well...with a lotta new parts. I love it and it is not replacable.
I don't know if any of this helps anyone, but I bought mine new in '87 and soon after it was damaged. I sent it to Burnside, located in Rhode Island for repair. I have also ordered several of the mystery bridges from them at that time.
I'm not sure if the Bridge on the Lance and the Blade are the same, but the ones I have are some sorta Kahler type copy (short springs in small face cavity)
I have many original parts after replacing, so if anyone needs anything email me and maybe I can help!

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

I, too have a Guild Burnside Blade and have been hunting around for info on it. Same as the rest of you, no serials or anything. I am looking for parts....specifically, the tremelo...I call it the "OuttaTune" cuz mine is shot. The trem is stamped "made in Korea". Anybody find any additional info since these were posted?
By the way, anyone have any problems with theirs? When I got the thing used about 10 yrs ago, the fretboard had started to seperate from the neck...my only problem.

Re: Burnside HAMMER BY GUILD

I HAVE A BURNSIDE HAMMER.I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER.DO YOU HAVE ANY INFO ON THIS ONE.MABEY 10 YEARS OR OLDER SINGLE EMG SELECT HUMBUCKER IN BRIDGE.COOL LITTLE AX .GUILD WEB PAGE GIVES ME NOTHING.

Re: Burnside HAMMER BY GUILD

: I HAVE A BURNSIDE HAMMER.I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER.DO YOU HAVE ANY INFO ON THIS ONE.MABEY 10 YEARS OR OLDER SINGLE EMG SELECT HUMBUCKER IN BRIDGE.COOL LITTLE AX .GUILD WEB PAGE GIVES ME NOTHING.
I own one----I have never seen another one either. Mine has the EMG Select pickup too---I love my little Hammer. Mine is about 12 yrs old.

Re: Burnside HAMMER BY GUILD

I have one to but i think mine is only 3 to 4 years old but mine has all the same pickups and harware as yours does ive had it for like to years now and its a pretty nice one but i cant find a thing on them ether thats weird heck they could be rare if you find anything out about them e mail me at harv_the_one@yahoo.com later

Re: Burnside HAMMER BY GUILD

: : I HAVE A BURNSIDE HAMMER.I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER.DO YOU HAVE ANY INFO ON THIS ONE.MABEY 10 YEARS OR OLDER SINGLE EMG SELECT HUMBUCKER IN BRIDGE.COOL LITTLE AX .GUILD WEB PAGE GIVES ME NOTHING.
: I own one----I have never seen another one either. Mine has the EMG Select pickup too---I love my little Hammer. Mine is about 12 yrs old.

Re: Burnside HAMMER BY GUILD

hey i have one to its about 3 or more years old it has all the same hardware as yours does i paid about 200.00 something for it and its a pretty nice guitar but im looking for a better one

Re: Burnside HAMMER BY GUILD

: I HAVE A BURNSIDE HAMMER.I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER.DO YOU HAVE ANY INFO ON THIS ONE.MABEY 10 YEARS OR OLDER SINGLE EMG SELECT HUMBUCKER IN BRIDGE.COOL LITTLE AX .GUILD WEB PAGE GIVES ME NOTHING.

I also have a Burnside by Guild. It's white with a strat body. Three way swith, two knobs, 2 single pick-up EMG Selects, and one EMG Select Humbucker. It's also made of the strongest wood I've ever seen. I've dropped it on solid wood floors and there's not a dent in it. It's also twenty years old!! But, the same as you, I don't know a thing about it. Almost as if it doesn't exist.

Re: Burnside HAMMER BY GUILD

i am also another owner of a burnside hammer. mine is black with the strat style body with a single EMG select humbucker with a selecter switch and a volume and tone knobs. i heard from a guitar store that it was made in korea in the early 80's and were sold for around 200 or more. but since no one can find them i think the value of the guitar went up a whole lot. well thats all i know right now if any one finds out any more information on this unknown guitar let me know at harv_the_one@yahoo.com please and thanks

Re: Burnside HAMMER BY GUILD

I also have a Burnside Hammer by Guild. It is black with the EMG Select Humbucker. I have had this guitar since 1989, so that may give you an idea of the age. It has heldup remarkably and I still use it from time to time. This guitar sounds very similar to a Les Paul if driven through a tube amp. I noticed that it is also very good to record with if you are plugged directly into the board. The pickup is great for blues or rock, but its high end features are minimal.

Re: Burnside HAMMER BY GUILD

I have yet another Guild by Burnside, mine is The Lance, I know little about mine too. If you know anything about that let me know. Also, do you have pictures of yours?

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

: hello,
: i have a Burnside Blade made by Guild, i dont know what year it was made in or anything, but i sure would like it if you could help me find out more about it, i went and saw a guitar guru that i know and he said he has never seen one like it or ever heard of it

I have The Same Guitar and everyone I have spoken too says the same thing.

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

:
: : hello,
: : i have a Burnside Blade made by Guild, i dont know what year it was made in or anything, but i sure would like it if you could help me find out more about it, i went and saw a guitar guru that i know and he said he has never seen one like it or ever heard of it

: I have The Same Guitar and everyone I have spoken too says the same thing.

Hey guys - is the body style the same as the lance? or is it the semi-v style???

if so - do either of ya'll wanna sell it???

thanks
tony

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

:Sup, I have a Lance for sale, it does have the semi-V style body, new condition, hardcase, been sitting and prolly needs to be set up but otherwise mint. Post if you're interested. ~Moomblz

Re: Burnside Blade by Guild

: :
: : : ill sell $800 new pickups just kidding it is way to priceless to sell.

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