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Between 19, he toured with the Stephane Grappelli Quartet, and in 1987 moved to Sydney, Australia, where he taught at the Australian Institute of Guitar.
According to Jim Burns, around only 20 examples were made, although such a small quantity isn’t really surprising, considering the limited manufacturing facilities and a £66 price tag, which was certainly pretty hefty for that period.
The Burns Book ( now itself, a Collectors item), concluded that their style and construction confirmed the direct involvement of Jim Burns, an important, but hitherto virtually unknown chapter in UK guitar-making history. They included, among others, Les Andrews (in charge of the handwork), Norman Houlder (in charge of the machine shop), Jack Golder (factory manager), Edward Cross (supplier of plastic parts and hardware), Derek Adams (pioneer of the original renowned Burns polyester finish), and Ike lsaacs (the jazz player, who added a professional player’s opinion to guitar development).