Gibson Byrdland (1960)



Gibson's iconic Byrdland is a dream come true for players looking for a more comfortable alternative to the somewhat bulky L-5. With input from guitarists Billy Byrd and Hank Garland, Gibson created a guitar that put comfort and ease of play front and center. To achieve this goal, a thinner (2 1/4") L-5 body was paired with a 23 1/2" scale length and 1 5/8" nut width, making tricky chordal work or lead runs incredibly easy. 

This gorgeous sounding and playing 1960 Byrdland has had a refret but is otherwise all original. The patent sticker humbuckers sound fantastic and as mentioned earlier, the playability is ridiculously good. There is weather checking and a few nicks here and there - all to be expected from a guitar of this age - but the back of the neck feels smooth and comfortable (all visible in Andy's pics so please have a look). The D string's tuner is ever so slightly bent but it works perfectly.

Simply a fantastic example of a rare instrument that will make someone very happy - not to be missed! Priced with hardshell case. 


  • A33966
  • Spruce top, laminate maple body
  • 23 1/2" Scale Length
  • 1 5/8" Nut Width
  • Refret, no fret wear
  • Ebony fingerboard, 9 1/2" radius
  • C Shape neck carve
  • Original tuners - D string tuner is slightly bent but works fine
  • Pearl blocks
  • Pat # pickups 

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