This is a rare example of a Burns guitar, this particular model was built between 1962 and 1964. These two pickup 'Jazz Guitars' are much rarer than the 3 pickups models. Originally made to be a less extravagant option than the Burns Bison or the expensive Hank Marvin guitars.
The “Jazz/Split Sound” was made in London, features a red/black sunburst finish, sycamore body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. One of the most popular designs from the always-eccentric James Ormston Burns, The Jazz Split Sound is a 1960's classic and a very stylish guitar. All the instruments from the Burns London period (1961-65) are extremely well made, and this rates as a fine-playing guitar with tons of character and a very distinctive sound. It even comes with "The Burns Book".