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Byrdland Florentine

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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.

Brand: Gibson Custom Shop
Model: Byrdland Florentine
Finish Color: Vintage Sunburst
Weight: 7.05 lbs
Top Wood: Spruce
Back & Sides Wood: Figured Maple
Cutaway: Florentine
Neck Wood: 5-piece Maple/Walnut
Neck Dimensions: .790 1st - .920 9th
Fingerboard: Ebony
Fingerboard Inlays: Block
Scale Length: 23.5"
Width at Nut: 1.687"
Frets: 22
Pickups: '57 Classics
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-Way
Hardware : Gold
Bridge: ABR-1
Tailpiece: Byrdland
Case: Black Hardshell Case
COA: Yes