Help me identify my bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jarred McFly, Nov 29, 2012.


  1. Jarred McFly

    Jarred McFly

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    Hello,

    I was hoping someone might be able to tell me something about this Burny bass I bought!

    I got it quite cheap, and I think it's made in Japan. Up close you can tell it's quite old and, and it plays really well - very good construction and sound. I've looked all over the web but can't seem to find pictures or info about this model.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

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    that looks like their Thunderbird body with a EBO/3 style headstock ... I think Burny is part of/put out by/or something to do with Fernandes, did you check them ??

    ... I think I saw a while back TB'er T-Bird had one similar to that, only with the Thunderbird headstock, I think he was comparing it to his Gibson if I remember correctly .. try to contact him maybe?
  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    cool looking bass I love the double P basses.
  4. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

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  6. Jarred McFly

    Jarred McFly

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    That's awesome - thanks!
  7. Scott Sauna

    Scott Sauna

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    Looks more like an RD body. I guess it would help to know what it says on the headstock.
  8. bootsox

    bootsox

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    It looks like it might say Alvarez on the headstock. It's pretty hard to tell from this picture.
  9. Darren Low

    Darren Low

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    Since Burny is made by Fernandes, you ay find some stuff on the Fernandes website. They have catalogues going back to 1980 or so. It is a pain to look through though, and even more so if it ends up not being listed on there.
  10. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

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    .. if you can make a contact at Fernandes, send them a pic to identify and give you a little history, etc

    ... google Fernandes MV 95NS and see if it looks similar ... it is a P/J, but a lot of the same characteristics


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