Burns Guitar Marquee Red (Rosewood)
This guitar has won high prasie in the European press and was awarded Guitar of the Year in 1999 and 2000.
It is by far the best-selling guitar in the Club series.
Alder or basswood body
Bi-flex two way truss rod
Burns designed machine heads
43mm nut width
Bolt-on hardrock maple neck
Rosewood or maple fingerboard scale length: 25.5", 22 frets
Three Burns Alnico Rez-o-matik pickups
Classic polyester finish
Burns deluxe tremolo unit
Five way selector switch
Gold hardware as standard
One master volume
Two tone controls
Push/pull pickup selector
I've found that both the Marvin and Marquee are built to a very high standard especially when compared to other similarly price guitars. I've bashed my Burns guitars around for years and the intonation is still second to none.
I play a lot of stuff higher up the neck so having a guitar that has great intonation/action like a Marvin is really important for me.
Also the versatility in tone is amazing between all five pickup settings. I have used Burns guitars for almost every song Wild Beasts have recorded and consider it part of the bands sound.
I also usually go through two Roland JC120 amps in stereo, twinned with stereo reverbs, the sound is amazing especially in the studio. Other times I plug straight into a Vox AC30 and the result is timeless.