This is an incredible custom order Gibson Byrdland that shipped from Kalamazoo to “Turner Music” in Toronto on March 17, 1960. It has a custom ordered cherry red finish that is documented in the Gibson ledger (picture included). The guitar shows some light play wear but is in overall very good shape with no structural damage. This guitar appears to be 100% original. It has a PAF in the neck position and a Patent sticker pickup in the bridge position. 1960 is extremely early for a Patent sticker pickup but all of the solder looks original and after some online research we have learned that there are several other documented Byrdlands and ES-350s from 1960 that have patent sticker pickups so we believe this is one such example. The guitar sounds incredible and plays great. It is a fantastic and unique example from Gibson’s golden era. PAG equipped Byrdlands are rare and there can’t be more than a handful with a custom finish. This guitar comes with the case in the picture which was described as original by the previous owner. It doesn’t conform to a normal Gibson case from 1960, but as this guitar was an export it is possible it got some sort of different export case – or possible that it is an older non original case that has been with the instrument for a long time.

Southside Guitars

Southside Guitars

Cherry Red
16 Years
Southside Guitars
Ben Taylor-Sam Taylor
(718) 218-8201
Brooklyn, NY
8:26 PM
Southside guitars is open everyday Sunday & Monday 12:00pm to 6:00pm and Tues-Sat to 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Other times by appointment only. E-mail for a private viewing.

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Guitars are shipped by Fedex ground unless other arrangements are made. Guitars are usually shipped within 24 hours of purchase.

We offer a 48 hour no questions asked return policy. If you don't like it, just send it back and we will issue a refund. We do not refund shipping charges and if you pay with a credit card there is a 5% restocking fee. If you pay with cash, check, paypal, or bank wire there is no restocking fee.