Gibson Byrdland – U.S.A. – 1955


Electric Hollow Body Single cutaway guitar


Spruce top, maple back and sides

Ebony fretboard

Two Alnico pickups (humbuckers after 1958)


The Gibson Byrdland was released in 1955 and was slimmer than the L-5 CES, the electronics-equipped L-5 with one cutaway. The instrument had a thickness of 5.5cm/2.1 inches and was therefore almost 3cm/1inch thinner. The most striking aspect of the design of the Byrdland what its scale; is just under 60cm/24 inches.

Last updated on 12 May 2020
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