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BURNS-WEILL (1959) - OTHER BURNS & RELATED (1958-1992)
Dallas-branded models, 1959-1962
1959 DALLAS Tuxedo
Pickup by Weill
c.1961 DALLAS Tuxedo 6
Budget two-pickup model with no solo switch, non-contoured body, pointy treble horn, and sculpted heelless neck/body joint.
This example refinished in metallic blue
Some such guitars were also sold badged as Fenton-Weills, but never officially appeared in company catalogues.
Here is one such example, finished in red. Located in France, this was perhaps an export-model?
...And a Natural finish version, presumably refinished? Pinholes in the headstock suggest that this once had a Fenton Weill badge?
c.1962 Dallas Solid 6
Special model no 4440
"Though I personally built many of this model for Fenton Weill in Acton around 62/63 I can't recall a name for it. I believe most went for export which may explain the scarcity of it in the UK. It was for a time the bread and butter model and a good many were made."
1962 DALLAS Solid Six Special Model 4440
Serial No. 2381
Note: Hand trimmed-to-fit Rugby Ball Tuners