For the most deserving collector or musician who will appreciate the Holy Grail of all mid-century iconic electric guitars!
Exceptional example of this iconic, ex rare guitar. At least 95% of the original gold wash on the brass/bronze alloy parts remains.
All electronics function perfectly. Straight neck with low action. Guitar is an exceptional player and sounds incredible!
This is the first, extremely rare Black Bison model with only a reported 48 examples hand built by Jim Burns himself. Set neck, forward tilting “horns” 4 pick-ups and radically advanced electronics (for the day) set this first production example apart from all other Burns Bisons!
Excellent condition overall save for few tiny finish chips some finish checking (mostly on the back) in the thick black poly finish from natural aging as all of the early Bison‘s exhibit.
Comes with an Ameritage, custom made, form fitting, extra heavy duty,, hard shell case (near mint condition) that is well road worthy. I was told that a custom case like this costs about $1,200. to make.
These early Bisons were originally fitted to a rectangular chipboard type case that offered little protection for the guitar.
This is the top guitar in my collection and took me nearly 40 years to acquire.
I have only seen 2 others for sale through the years, and this is the best of the lot!
Price is firm.
Payment via bank transfer only.
A hard one to let go!
Absolutely no trades. (as far as I am concerned, there is nothing that can come close to this beauty)
Please state full name and location when inquiring.

THE ONLY payment methods I accept:
1. Bank checks; tellers checks, cashier checks, money orders (no personal checks)
2. Money orders (all orders paid by US postal money orders will be shipped same day or next business day if you let me know)
3. Business checks (must have name and address of business printed on them
4. Western Union money transfer (only in US dollars, sender must pay all fees) for out of the USA only.



7 Years
Online Only
11:31 AM

All business is done via the internet and by US Postal Service. To expedite your inquiry please include your full name and location when contacting us. Postage and insurance are not included in our prices and will be determined by your mailing address and method of dispatch. We accept payment in US dollars only by money orders, bank checks (we will accept bank drafts, teller's checks, casher's checks and bank money orders drawn on continental US banks only; no personal checks) Western Union Money Grams for smalls. We also accept company checks from dealers. We accept US postal money orders. (items paid for via US postal money order or Western Union are shipped same day as payment is received. All other forms of payment have to clear before items are shipped). On more expensive items (over $2,500.) and from overseas clients, we will accept payment via direct bank transfer in US dollars only, but due to the recent raise in bank rates we cannot absorb the fees (a $60. fee for each international transfer and a $35. fee for domestic transfers will apply). Sorry, no paypal or credit cards. Items will not ship until payment is fully cleared. We always pack very well and ship promptly upon cleared payment. Any item sent non insured or under insured is done so at the buyer’s liability. We accept no liability for errors in listings or in correspondence.

All guitars are sent via the United States Postal System. They are very well packed and insured. Shipping charges will vary depending on item and your location.

Because of the delicate nature of electronics and the possibility of parts swapping, all electric guitars are sold as is. I am not one of those people who makes it a habit of dissecting their guitars and photographing their guts: Only in a rare occasion, if the guitar merits it. Acoustic guitars (with the exception of items with the words “as is” in their descriptions, discounted items or guitars that have had work done on them or have damage) are returnable for credit minus PP&I and restocking fee.. Terms of return for acoustic guitars: Acoustic guitars may be returned for immediate credit towards another guitar of higher price (25%+, excluding marked down prices) plus postage and packing fees (all returns subject to a 15% restocking fee.) PP&I fees are not refundable and guitar must be posted back within 24 business day hours and must be received in the same packaging and in the same condition as sent. Lay-a-way available on higher priced: 50% deposit of total immediately down and balance paid within 30 days or deposit forfeited. No returns on lay-a-ways. Accessories, cases, parts, amps, etc. are non returnable. Seller is not responsible, nor liable for any errors or omissions in listings. It is buyer's responsibility to study photos and ask questions before purchase. By purchasing you are agreeing to these terms.