Thank you for your consideration of this historic semi hollow body Florentine cutaway Gibson Electric Spanish Byrdland guitar with a historic connection to one of its two inventors Billy Byrd. 1963 Gibson Brydland serial number 63XXX believed to be owned and used by Billy Bryd circa 1963 and later. Incredible brown to yellow sunburst finish, wide at the nut melt in your hand neck shape with factory large frets with plenty of wear left. Two early patent sticker Humbuckers to die for, very loud with great bandwidth, gold plating still intact starting to display wear, original Bigsby displays some wear and turned green in places where touched by Billy. Super clean all original with “Custom” truss rod cover may have been some indication of special order with Bigsby model. A Byrdland is basically a short scale George Gobel model, a thin body, short scale L-5 with two pickups. Has light weather checking in places, almost no signs of playing wear, no cracks or repairs. Comes with original Gibson large pebble black hard shell case with yellow interior.
Your purchase is protected by Vintage Gear Americas vast experience, well-earned expertise and pristine reputation. All of our instruments are professionally detailed then vetted for originality, condition and value. Vintage Gear Americas stringed instruments then get a complete servicing including professional detailing and re string with correct gauge and type of string. We then oil the fingerboard, after checking the neck for straightness and adjust the truss rod if necessary. It is during this process all instruments are expertly examined for working as designed, for cracks, breaks, after-market repairs and vetted for any refinishing or changed parts. We can guaranty the authenticity and originality of any vintage instrument including extremely rare finishes and barely seen high-end and models.
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