The Burns Nu-Sonic combines true Burns character with traditional body design, incorporating sculptured contours and contemporary ideas in fine engineering to produce an excellent instrument capable of producing a wide variety of styles.
nusonicpicThis guitar features the Rez-o-tube bridge unit fitted with 6 individual resonator tubes mounted beneath the bridge. Each string passes through its own tube, separating and enriching the sound whilst also increasing sustain.

The Rez-o-tone rotary selector features specially designed circuitry created by Award for the Nu-Sonic series to complement the newly designed Rez-o-tube bridge unit.


Burns Active Transonic System is a different way of picking up the sounds from the strings. It’s mounted beneath the bridge saddles to give direct contact with the strings and an even distribution of volume and tone. The transonic system has a separate volume and tone density control to obtain acoustic effects and can also be combined with the various regular pickup selections for a wide variety of new sounds.

Nu-Sonic single-coil pickups designed by Jim Cairns to capture the response of the Rez-o-tube bridge system. This involves varying the pitch of windings and the gauge of wire used in them to give a fatter, warmer tone than you would normally associate with this type of guitar.

Remove the cover on the heel of the Nu-Sonic guitar body to reveal a precision ‘gear box’ which gives you micrometric adjustment of the neck pitch, perfect for fine neck setting.


Scale length: 25½ inches = 22 frets

Neck: Maple/Rosewood fingerboard. Vintage tinted polyester finish

Body: Magnolia or Brazilian mahogany

Colours: White, black, green sunburst, red sunburst, salmon pink, translucent red, translucent blue

Controls: Volume for Nu-Sonic pickups, Rez-o-tone rotary tone selector, 5 way selector pickup switch, push/pull tone control to obtain all pickup combinations

BATS: Burns Active Transonic System volume and tone density control

Nu-Sonic models available:
GB/97 2 pickup + BATS
GB/97 3 pickup + BATS
Burns Rez-o-tube bridge fitted as standard to all models.

Left handed models on request.