Burns / Baldwin Vibraslim Semi Acoustic

Posted by Rhys on Fri, 01/28/05 - 12:46:00.

Guys

Hoping for some help on this one..........

I've got a Burns or Baldwin Vibraslim Semi Acoustic which I want to use as a back up to my gigging Gibson. I've trawled the net but come up with little information, especially as the colour is ( I think) unusual - the closest I can describe it is a Trans Amber as seen on the latest Les Paul Standard but slightly lighter. It's a great guitar and when both pick ups are in use, the sound is similar, if not louder, than the Les Paul

I picked it up in 1981 for £5 (!) but for years didn't use it because:

a) It didn't sound right ( later discovered it was the cheap amp I was using at the time and not the guitar)

b) It didn't look like a Strat or Les Paul ( hey, I was young!!)

Any info at all would be appreciated - there is a serial number of 21655 on it - Made In England.

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Re: Burns / Baldwin Vibraslim Semi Acoustic

: Guys

: Hoping for some help on this one..........

: I've got a Burns or Baldwin Vibraslim Semi Acoustic which I want to use as a back up to my gigging Gibson. I've trawled the net but come up with little information, especially as the colour is ( I think) unusual - the closest I can describe it is a Trans Amber as seen on the latest Les Paul Standard but slightly lighter. It's a great guitar and when both pick ups are in use, the sound is similar, if not louder, than the Les Paul

: I picked it up in 1981 for £5 (!) but for years didn't use it because:

: a) It didn't sound right ( later discovered it was the cheap amp I was using at the time and not the guitar)

: b) It didn't look like a Strat or Les Paul ( hey, I was young!!)

: Any info at all would be appreciated - there is a serial number of 21655 on it - Made In England.

Hi Rhys,

I have a 1965 Burns/Baldwin catalog on my website VintAxe.com. The catalog features the Vibraslim and should be a good source of information for you. SB

Re: Burns / Baldwin Vibraslim Semi Acoustic

: : Guys

: : Hoping for some help on this one..........

: : I've got a Burns or Baldwin Vibraslim Semi Acoustic which I want to use as a back up to my gigging Gibson. I've trawled the net but come up with little information, especially as the colour is ( I think) unusual - the closest I can describe it is a Trans Amber as seen on the latest Les Paul Standard but slightly lighter. It's a great guitar and when both pick ups are in use, the sound is similar, if not louder, than the Les Paul

: : I picked it up in 1981 for £5 (!) but for years didn't use it because:

: : a) It didn't sound right ( later discovered it was the cheap amp I was using at the time and not the guitar)

: : b) It didn't look like a Strat or Les Paul ( hey, I was young!!)

: : Any info at all would be appreciated - there is a serial number of 21655 on it - Made In England.

: Hi Rhys,

: I have a 1965 Burns/Baldwin catalog on my website VintAxe.com. The catalog features the Vibraslim and should be a good source of information for you. SB

Thanks for this - I'll take a look!

Rhys

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