Watch Electric Guitars Being Made in 1965 England

The film shows guitars being assembled at the old Burns factory in Essex, England.
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Late last week, the gang over at Atlas Obscura shared a truly engaging video that shows shiny new electric guitars being built in England in 1965.

To be more precise, these axes are being assembled at the old Burns factory in Essex, England.

The clip, which was posted by British Pathé, is extra enjoyable because of its curmudgeonly narrator, who adds silly comments about rebellious teens and youths, including, "all this to make a bedlam of adolescent noise" and “the guitar boys have to pay so much for their guitars that they have no money left for a haircut.”

Anyway, at the 49-second mark, you can see how the rosewood fingerboard and nickel frets are fastened to a guitar's neck by hand.

Remember that this process was a relatively new one for England, which imported most of its axes in the years before the British Invasion completely rocked its world in 1964 and '65.

Burns is still turning out some great guitars, by the way, including its Hank Marvin Signature Edition. Head here for more information.

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