Bass of the Week: Burns Nu-Sonic
Originally introduced in 1964, the Burns Nu-Sonic was the follow-up to the original Burns bass design. Famously, the Nu-Sonic was used by George Harrison of the Beatles to record the bass line to “Rain”.
The company reissued the Nu-Sonic after the brand was reintroduced in 1992. The short-scale bolt-on bass is built with a basswood body with a maple veneer, maple neck and Indian rosewood fingerboard. It’s neck is relatively slim, allowing for easier, faster playing.
The Nu-Sonic is equipped with a pair of Burns’s pickups with controls set up Volume/Volume/Tone in addition to a three-way pickup selector.
The Burns Nu-Sonic retails for about £799 (approx. $1,276 USD). For more info, check out the Burns Guitars website.
Burns Nu-Sonic Bass Photo Gallery:
Burns Nu-Sonic Bass Specs:
- Short Scale: 30?
- Body: Basswood
- Neck: Maple
- Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
- Frets: 21
- Pickups: 2 x Nu-Sonic bass
- Controls: 2 x volume and one tone
- 3 way pickup selector
- Nut width: 42mm
- Bridge: top loading
- Weight: 7.7 pounds
- Finish: Polyester Cherry Red