Retrofret Stock # 4905. Gibson Byrdland Model Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1957), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 25309, sunburst lacquer finish, maple back and sides, spruce top; maple neck with ebony fingerboard, original brown tolex hard shell case. Overall length is 41 1/4 in. (104.8 cm.), 16 15/16 in. (43 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 23 1/2 in. (597 mm.). Width of nut is 1 11/16 in. (43 mm.). This beautiful Byrdland has seen some work over the years, but is in top playing condition. The neck has been cleanly reset with a strong angle to obtain proper tension on the Bigsby, and the guitar is expertly refretted with larger than period wire. There is a typical patch in the jack area; otherwise the guitar is crack free and the finish is beautifully preserved. The saddles in the gold-plated ABR-1 bridge are replacements, but the originals are included. A really fine player, with the original brown HSC. Generally Excellent Condition.
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Retrofret has been shipping instruments throughout the USA and worldwide for nearly 20 years. We have yet to experience a single instance of damage (...I hope this doesn't jinx our perfect record). Retrofret's shipping department can send parcels via UPS, Fedex, USPS, BAX, DHL and DSV Air and Yusen Air Cargo. We ship instruments and other items on a 48 hour approval basis once we received payment in full. Shipping charges and taxes are not included in the prices listed. Mail order shipments within New York are subject to sales tax of 8.875%. Shipments out of state are not subject to NY city and state tax, although the buyer assumes all other tax requirements of their municipality. Before sending payment, please call to confirm the instrument's availability and the cost of shipment.
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