Gibson Byrdland Archtop Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst (James Hutchins) (pre-owned)

Gibson Byrdland Archtop Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst (James Hutchins) (pre-owned)

Product code: bst2usgbyrd

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. This model bears the signature of long time, and world-known Manager of the Archtop team at Gibson Custom, Jim Hutchins!.


  • Gibson Byrdland Archtop Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst (James Hutchins) (pre-owned)


    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.
    This model bears the signature of long time, and world-known Manager of the Archtop team at Gibson Custom, Jim Hutchins!

    Main Features

    • Model - Gibson Byrdland Archtop (James Hutchins)
    • Colour - Vintage Sunburst
    • Weight (Approximate) - 7lbs 7oz
    • Serial - 22575007
    • Year - 2005
    • Case - Original Gibson Hard Shell
    • Condition - Very Good. Some light surface marks, slight tarnishing to gold hardware.
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    Outwardly every bit a Gibson, this model represented a handful of developments that were radical, even revolutionary, in its day.

    Gibson Byrdland Specifications
    Top: Carved Solid Spruce
    Back & Sides: Maple
    Cutaway: Rounded
    Body Width: 17 Inch
    Body Depth: 2.25 Inch
    Neck: Maple
    Fingerboard: Ebony
    Frets: 22
    Scale Length: 23.5 Inch
    Inlay: Pearl Block
    Bridge: ABR-1 w/ Rosewood Base
    Pickups: 2x 57 Classic PAF Reissue
    Hardware: Gold
    Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3 Way Pickup Selector

    All our pre-owned guitars and basses are sold freshly set-up & fully serviced in our state-of-the-art guitar workshop. The pre-sale service includes a 21 point check, including:
    • brand new strings
    • action
    • electronic components
    • neck angle and truss rod adjustment
    • hardware
    • fretwork
    • clean and condition inc fretboard
    • saddle/bridge height, radius, intonation
    • nut
    The Absolute multi point pre sales service & setup is free with every pre-owned guitar. Also included is a 12 month warranty*. We provide a 7 day no-quibble money back guarantee on all our used instruments, so you can buy with confidence.
    More images are available on request. For more information*, call the guitar department on 01202 597 180 or email at [email protected]

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    Brand Gibson
    Condition Pre-owned

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