Gibson Custom Byrdland - Natural

Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Maple Back and Sides, Maple/Walnut Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and 2 x '57 Classic Humbucking Pickups - Natural
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Gibson Custom Byrdland - Natural image 1
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Gibson Custom Byrdland - Natural
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A Short-scale Gibson Hollowbody

You'll invoke incredibly rich tone from the Gibson Custom Byrdland hollowbody electric guitar. Gibson's Byrdland hollowbody guitars are a favorite with jazz guitarists, although the Byrdland's playability and tone are loved in many styles including rock. This Byrdland hollowbody tops a maple back and sides with a spruce top, for wonderfully vibrant tones with good definition. Also setting this Byrdland apart from the normal fare is the rounded Venetian cutaway, which creates a smooth look while allowing you easy access to the upper-fretboard. Factor in the maple/walnut neck, a pair of '57 Classic humbucking pickups, and a short-scale length, and you've got an amazingly playable performer in the Gibson Custom Byrdland hollowbody electric guitar.

Gibson Custom Byrdland Hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Very musical combination of tonewoods
  • '57 Classic pickups offer sonic versatility
  • Gibson Custom quality
Very musical combination of tonewoods

The Gibson Custom Byrdland hollowbody combines beautiful maple back and sides with a carved spruce top, complete with a maple/walnut neck topped with an ebony fretboard. The spruce top complements these nicely, balancing the tonal response and enhancing note definition. It's a perfect recipe for those elusive, well-rounded jazz tones that have made the Byrdland such a legendary instrument.

'57 Classic pickups offer sonic versatility

Thanks to dual '57 Classic humbucking pickups, each with their own volume and tone controls, you can coax an impressive range of tones from the Gibson Custom Byrdland. It's ideal for jazz, but versatile enough for country, rock and blues styles too.

Gibson Custom quality

Gibson's Custom Shop took extra care with every detail of the Byrdland hollowbody. Every Gibson Custom guitar receives an ultra-precise Plek Pro setup, which optimizes the fretboard and results in incredibly accurate intonation. And little touches like the block inlays and white binding not only look great, they remain true to the history of the Byrdland hollowbody guitar.

Gibson Custom Byrdland Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Hollowbody electric guitar with premium tonewoods and a Venetian cutaway
  • Natural finish
  • Maple back and sides creates rich tones with excellent articulation
  • Carved solid spruce top enhances note definition and projection
  • Dual '57 Classic humbuckers have individual volume and tone controls for maximum tonal versatility
  • Comes with a Custom Shop hardshell case and a Certificate of Authenticity
Experience the true beauty of a hollowbody with the Gibson Custom Byrdland hollowbody electric guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape Byrdland
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Figured Maple
Top Material Spruce
Color Natural
Body Finish Nitrocellulose
Neck Material 5-piece Maple/Walnut
Scale Length 23.5"
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Block
Number of Frets 22
Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 bridge, Byrdland Tailpiece
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup '57 Classic Humbucker
Bridge Pickup '57 Classic Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way switch
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number HSBYNAGH1

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I played an original from 1973 thru 1976. The tone from the wood was amazing! Hard to justify that price though. My dad had a 1949 Charlie Christian model that smoked it!
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