Gibson Byrdland SB Crimson Custom Sunburst 2015

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Gibson Byrdland SB Crimson Custom Sunburst 2015

In a time when new music genres were being explored by musicians in the 1950's, there was a profound interest in a hollowbody that had familiar look and tone, but with a little twist to give them some new inspiration. This resulted in Gibson consulting with Nashville session musicians Billy Byrd and Hank Garland to create the Gibson Byrdland, and it was finally released in 1955.

The Byrdland still had the traditional carved solid-spruce arched top and big 17" body like its predecessor the L-5CES, but was quite a bit thinner, at only 57mm deep. The Gibson Byrdland was also made with a shorter scale length, but still boasted all the luxury features of the top-of-the-line Gibson archtop guitars. With the Byrdland’s thin neck and 597mm scale some might have seen it as a “student model” model, but it was entirely done for added speed and playing ease. Its five-ply binding, ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlay, gold-plated hardware, and triple-loop Byrdland trapeze tailpiece also meant you could not mistake it for a student model. In 1955 the Byrdland was equiped with Alnico V single-coil pickups, But in 1957 the Byrdland was upgraded to PAF humbucking pickups and that is the incarnation which remains the most popular. Together with the traditional independent volume and tone controls and a three-way selector switch, these pickups gave the Byrdland the ability to go from a smooth mellow tone to a hot, piercing twang.

This instrument made in the Custom Crimson Devision today offers the finest original-spec version of this classic model that has been available since its production of the late 1950s. Take for example the select maple and walnut used in its neck or the high-grade spruce of its top, no expense is spared to make this a thinline electric guitar that Hank Garland and Billy Byrd would be proud of. Details such as the pearl flower-pot headstock inlay, multi-ply fingerboard binding, rounded Venetian cutaway, multi-ply bound pickguard, bound f-holes, and sculpted fingerboard end are all true to the original. In the electrics department, a pair of Gibson’s popular ’57 Classic humbucking pickups keep it all sounding as good as it looks. The Byrdland includes the original Custom Shop case and Certificate of Authenticity. In excellent condition, looks and feels very clean, has some signs of use in the body finish.

Model Features:

Model Byrdland Crimson custom
Body Material carved flamed maple
Top Material carved pruce
Weight ca. 3kg
Finish Nitro cellulose sunburst finish
Neck Material Flamed maple 3 piece
Neck Profile C shape
Fretboard ebony bound with block inlay
Bridge ebony base and ABR gold bridge
Scale                                                           597mm (23.5nch)                     
Nut Width 43mm (1 11/16 Inch)
Binding L5 style full ornate binding
Tuners Kluson
Pickup Gibson
Travels in Original Deluxe Hardshell Case

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