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Posted: 25 Feb 05, 20:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ebay is the only place I have seen them. I would love to have one.

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Posted: 25 Feb 05, 20:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

$2000.00 to $3000.00 US dollar is typical.

Ebay is about the only source.

They play fantastic, as with many Guild's.




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Posted: 26 Feb 05, 00:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Are they really that good? Or will a Burns/Guyton be better?

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Posted: 26 Feb 05, 04:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the Burns is generally considered to be better, at least in most ways, but the Guild has some advantages, too. Plus, the Guild is a collector's item now.

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Posted: 26 Feb 05, 06:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Farlander wrote:

I think the Burns is generally considered to be better, at least in most ways, but the Guild has some advantages, too. Plus, the Guild is a collector's item now.



Burns better than the Guild??? I played a Guild years ago as they had one of the green ones for sale in one of our local guitar shops. It was superb. The Burns isnt an exact copy but is a lot more popular and alot more available. The Burns is aimed at the lower scale of the market, more affordacle with cheaper materials. But I think the Guyton is generally considered as the best one.

As for questioning the integrity of the sale - why?? If somebody wants to sell it, why cant they? If I had £2500 spare Id have definately bid. I love those guitars. £2500 isnt alot more than the £1750 they cost 10 years ago!


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Posted: 26 Feb 05, 08:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've played them all....

The Dillion brand copy sucks.
Burns is ok, but I wouldn't own it.

The Guild is far superior, and the Guild is the only one I have every actually seen Brian play on stage....enough said.


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Posted: 26 Feb 05, 13:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Scott_Mercury wrote:


The Guild is far superior, and the Guild is the only one I have every actually seen Brian play on stage....enough said.


He also played his original burns copy on stage (the same one from the WWRY video). He can be seen playing it on the Queen On Fire DVD

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Posted: 26 Feb 05, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The original copy was made by John Birch and was a one off...

I would like to try a Guild just out of curiosity...


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Posted: 26 Feb 05, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i just tried my Burns and i'm satisfied with his sound.WIth the vox ampli sounds just like the original

then you just need a good guitarist ;)

A guild must be good (if not better) anyway!


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 01:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I own a burns and think it's quite OK.
I don't see the diffrence between Burns and Guild , except the knife-edge trem.
I also think that the sound is quite the same as well as the feel of the guitar.
so paying 2000 pounds on a second hand guitar just for the trem system sounds quite stupid to me.