One of the Most Beautiful Guitars Ever Made.
1964 Gibson Byrdland.
This top-of-the-line 17-inch-wide, 2 1/4 inches deep, thinbody guitar weighs just 6.70 lbs. Two-piece carved spruce parallel braced top with single-bound f-holes. One-piece carved 'flamed' maple back and sides. Nine-ply binding on the top, five-ply binding on the back and five-ply binding on the headstock. Three-piece 'flamed' maple neck with two mahogany center-strips, a nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches, a short scale length of 23 1/2 inches and a wonderful medium-thick profile. Ebony fretboard with pointed end, 22 original jumbo frets, inlaid pearl block position markers three-ply binding on the fretboard plus two white lines on either side. Headstock with inlaid pearl "Gibson" logo and pearl flowerpot "torch" inlay. Two-layer black on white truss-rod cover with "Custom" engraved in white, secured by two screws. Black-painted headstock rear face. Serial number impressed into the back of the headstock. Individual Kluson Sealfast tuners with tulip-shaped metal buttons. Two "patent-number" humbucker pickups with black plastic surrounds and outputs of 7.23k and 7.46k. Each pickup with a black label "Patent No. 2,737,842" on the underside. Tortoiseshell pickguard with five-layer white over black plastic binding. Four controls (two volume, two tone) on lower treble bout, plus three-way pickup selector switch on upper treble horn. Gold plastic bell-shaped knobs with metal tops. ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic retainer bridge with nylon saddles on rosewood base and specific three-loop tailpiece with "Byrdland" engraved on the cross-bar. All hardware gold-plated. Inside the bass 'f' hole is the original oval orange label with the style "Byrdland" and serial number written in black ink. This guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition and is one of the nicest-playing and best-sounding Byrdlands that we have ever seen. There is some light-to-medium finish checking, a few tiny surface marks, and some very minor tarnishing to the gold-plated hardware. The back of the guitar and the back of the neck are nicely flamed. Housed in its original Gibson four-latch black shaped hardshell case with orange plush lining (9.00). This is one of only ninety-three Byrdlands shipped in 1964, out of a total production run of 1,189 between 1955 and 1970. (#1637).
|1964||Near Mint||Sunburst||Original Hard|
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