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Gibson Byrdland 1975 (consignment) Sold

January 4, 2013
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Comments The Gibson Byrdland was originally a custom built version of the L-5 and based on suggestions made by Billy Byrd and Hank Garland, two prominent Nashville session players in the mid to late 1950’s (Hank Garland played on many Elvis and Roy Oribison sessions that produced hit records).

The Byrdland was the first ‘thinline’ body and has a 23.5″ scale length, so really ‘wide’ chord voicings are easier. In production since 1955, this is a 1975 example. It’s in great playing shape and it has been played.

Serial Number 502524, built during 1975
Pricing Reduced to $2999 CAD with non-original Taylor acoustic case. SOLD
Neck Three-section curly maple neck with bound ebony fingerboard. Mother of pearl block markers, Gibson logo and flowerpot inlay. 23.25″ scale length.
Frets Original frets in good playing condition.
Body Carved Spruce top with bound F-holes, , Curly maple sides and carved back. Thinline body, maximum of 2.25″ depth. Multiple binding on top and back.
Finish Original nitrocellulose lacquer sunburst in good condition – this guitar has been played so there is some wear.
Hardware/electronics All original gold-plated electronics; gold Grover imperial tuners with metal keystone buttons, twin humbucking pickups, tune-o-matic bridge on inlaid ebony base, and gold Byrdland-engraved tailpiece. Missing the pickguard.
Playability/Action This instrument plays very comfortably, and the short scale lengths makes w-i-d-e chords a lot easier.CaseTaylor acoustic case included.

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