2014 Gibson Byrdland




Comments Here’s something you won’t see every day – a brand new Gibson Byrdland.

The Gibson Byrdland was originally custom built in 1955 for two prominent session players – Billy Byrd and Hank Garland, and quickly became a production model.

The Byrdland features a unique blend of large and small; a full 17 inch wide body with a 2.5 inch depth, and a rather short 23.5 inch scale length that’s intended to allow players to grab big chords and play fast.

The Byrdland is available in two styles – with the rounded Venetian cutaway as shown here, or the sharper Florentine. The body is fully hollow with tone bar bracing; the top and back are carved from solid wood (spruce for the top and flame maple for the back) and hand-tuned. There is a second label from the craftsman who does the tuning.

Serial Number 10274001. This dates the guitar to January 27, 2014 and was built at Gibson’s Nashville plant.
Pricing $9,100.00 Canadian with hardshell Gibson Custom case.
Neck Flame Maple neck with bound ebony fingerboard, 23.5 inch scale length, mother of pearl block position markers, flowerpot inlay and Gibson logo.
Frets Medium wide fretwire, 14 frets to the body and 22 in total.
Body Original design, full 17 inch width but thin – 2.25 inch deep -archtop body with venetian (rounded) cutaway. Carved and tuned solid spruce top and flame maple back, flame maple sides and neck, ebony bridge base and fingerboard.
Finish Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer sunburst finish.
Hardware/electronics All original – Brand new! Gold plated hardware, 57 classic humbuckers, standard Gibson wiring, ABR bridge on ebony base, gold plated Gibson tuners and triple-loop engraved tailpiece.
Playability/Action This guitar plays extremely well and the Byrd and Garland short-scale concept really does work – it’s a lot easier to just grab really wide chords!
Case Original Gibson hardshell case, black with burgundy lining.




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