Gibson 1956 Byrdland, blonde, A24000 original pickguard and screw in case w/OHSC
The Gibson Byrdland Model guitar was introduced in 1955, making this guitar a very early and rare example of a very clean Byrdland. This guitar is all original and has been carefully maintained throughout it's life. The original pickguard has been removed and is in the case. This guitar has been thoroughly checked over and fully set up by our in-house luthiers, and is ready to take up all of your time!
Serial #: A 24000
Body Finish: Original/Natural (Blonde)
Body Wood: Carved Spruce Top, Figured Maple Back and Sides
Body Binding: Original 7-Ply on Top, 3-Ply back with black side purfling
Neck Wood: 2 Piece Maple with walnut strip
Neck Binding: Original 5-Ply on Fingerboard and Headstock
Neck Finish: Original/Natural (Blonde)
Neck Back Shape: C
Fingerboard Wood: Ebony with Mother of Pearl Block Markers
Frets: Original Narrow
Neck Pickup: Original Dog Ear Alnico V Custom narrow spaced pole pieces
Bridge Pickup: Original Dog Ear Alnico V Custom narrow spaced pole pieces
Potentiometers: Original Centralab
Potentiometer Date: 20th Week of 1956
Nut: Original Bone
Nut Width: 1 9/16” Narrow
Tuners: Original Kluson Sealfast with Metal Keystone Knobs
Pickguard: Original Pickguard and screw in case
String Spacing: Byrdland Standard Narrow-1 7/8" E-E at the Saddle
Scale Length: 23 1/2"
Body Width: 16 3/4"
Body Depth: 2 1/4"
Byrdland model was introduced in 1955
Flowerpot Headstock Inlay
Original Triple-Loop Tubular Tailpiece with no engraving
Factory Order Code Letter is "V" - 1956