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Gibson Custom Shop Byrdland Florentine Natural 2013

Gibson Custom Shop Byrdland Florentine Natural 2013


Many working musicians of the fast-paced and musically adventurous '50s required a new instrument one that captured traditional Gibson archtop artistry and craftsmanship, but represented a redrawing of the blueprint for the needs of the day. Enter the Byrdland, released in 1955 after consultation with first-call Nashville session musicians Billy Byrd and Hank Garland. Outwardly every bit a Gibson, this model represented a handful of developments that were radical, even revolutionary, in its day.

The Byrdland retains the traditional carved solid-spruce arched top and wide dimensions (17") of big-bodied jazzers like its predecessor the L-5CES, but is considerably thinner, at only 2 1/4" deep.

Although the Byrdland debuted in 1955 with a rounded Venetian cutaway, Gibson updated the body in 1960 in keeping with the style of the times and gave it the deep, pointed Florentine cutaway. The Byrdland's super-comfortable 23 1/2" scale lenth neck was intended purely for speed and playing ease, and its five-ply binding, ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlay, gold-plated hardware, and triple-loop Byrdland trapeze tailpiece all single it out as a top-shelf guitar.

In the electrics department, a pair of Gibson's popular '57 Classic humbucking pickups keep it all sounding as good as it looks.

Serial# 12243001

Weight 7lbs 4oz.

Model Year 2013

Gibson Custom Shop Byrdland Florentine Natural 2013 Features:

  • Natural Finish
  • Carved Solid Spruce Top
  • HIghly Figured Maple Back and Sides
  • 5 Piece Maple and Walnut Neck
  • Ebony Fretboard  
  • 1-5/8" Nut Width
  • Pearl Block Neck Inlays
  • 23.5" Scale Length
  • 22 Frets
  • Pearl Flower Pot on Headstock
  • Floating Inlaid Ebony with Tune-O-Matic Saddles
  • 12" Radius
  • Gibson ’57 Classic Humbucker Pickups
  • Volume 1, Volume 2, Tone 1, Tone 2
  • Triple-Loop Byrdland Trapeze Tailpiece  
  • 17" Body Width
  • 2-1/4" Body Depth
  • Gold Hardware


  • Gibson Hard Shell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity

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