In recognition of Hank B. Marvin's outstanding career, and in acknowledgement of The Shadows' long relationship with them — two of the world's most significant guitar creators and innovators
FENDER® and BURNS®
40th ANNIVERSARY MODELS
FENDER® 40th Anniversary Fender Custom Shop
Hank B. Marvin Signature Stratocaster (1998)
BURNS® London 40th Anniversary
Hank B. Marvin Signature Marvin (2004)
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|40th Anniversary (1998) Hank B. Marvin
Custom Shop Signature Stratocaster
An example from the Limited Edition of only 40 of these instruments produced by The Fender Custom Shop in 1998. The Serial Number of this particular instrument is 25, with the gold Fender Custom Shop neck plate bearing the inscription ....
Forty instruments were hand made in Fender's US Custom Shop in 1998, to Hank's specifications. The two-piece construction is of light-weight ash, finished in vintage Fiesta Red with gold hardware including a Fender Classic Bridge, three Kinman HS pickups, and a white single-ply scratch plate with eight securing screws. The neck is made, to a 9.6" radius, from limited edition birds-eye maple; fitted with gold Sperzel machine heads and twenty-two medium jumbo frets. A vintage logo and Hank Marvin's signature (with a genuine ruby dotting the "i") adorn the headstock. The instruments were retro-fitted (in the UK) with LEDs, which are set into the fret markers on the upper side of the neck. As originally supplied, the string gauges are 0.010" to 0.046" (as used by Hank Marvin).
|40th Anniversary (2004) Hank B. Marvin
Signature Burns Marvin
An example from the proposed "Strictly Limited Edition" run of 2004 of these instruments to be produced by Burns of London to firm order. The Serial Number of this particular instrument is 0022, with the black engraved neck plate bearing the inscription ....
Hank B. Marvin
Serial No 0022
These instruments are re-creations of the two guitars supplied to The Shadows in 1964 - original production models varied considerably to the confusion of today's collectors ! A "Strictly Limited Edition" progressive production of Two Thousand and Four (2004) is proposed for these instruments - only 315 Burns Marvin guitars were made originally ! Instruments are hand-made under strict licence in Japan and China, with final assembly and set-up being undertaken in the UK. Construction is of two-piece nature with the body being of selected Alder. The neck is of Canadian Hard Rock Maple and the fingerboard of high-grade Indian Rosewood. New tortoishell-effect scratch-plates are ultilised, and the three Rez-o-Matic pick-ups are to original specifications utilising the correct wire and Alnico magnets. Pick-up covers and scratch-plates are engraved as per the original 1964 model. Both body and neck are finished in original vintage polyester. The unique Rez-o-Tube tremelo system (made exactly to original specifications from Duralumin) is the main feature of the guitar. Bridge saddles are stainless steel as is the tremelo arm. D'Addario 0.010" to 0.046" Medium Gauge Nickel-plated Strings (in keeping with Hank Marvin's preferences) are fitted as original equipment.