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Gibson 1976 Byrdland - Used  From Gibson Guitars

Elegant Hank Garland-designed jazzbox with sweet-playing short scale!


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What We Think

I love this guitar. It's seen it's share of love throughout the years but it's got a crisp and mellow tone that has just a bit of a maple bite that really helps with the note definition. The notes you play just sound great on this guitar. It's got a laid-back feel but make no mistake, this is a serious jazzbox for the serious jazzer. The short scale really helps with those inversions you want to play on a normal size neck but can't quite pull off. And man, what a beauty, very classy and the cross inlay on the bridge is just a killer touch. At some point this guitar had some neck work done. The playability and structural integrity of the guitar is fine, but the binding at the tip of the neck close to the neck pickup sits closer on the body than factory spec. Other than that, this is an excellent example of top-shelf Gibson guitar construction!

Gibson 1976 Byrdland - Quick n' Dirty

The Gibson 1976 Byrdland Archtop Guitars is an elegant Hank Garland-designed jazzbox with sweet-playing short scale! It's got a laid-back feel but make no mistake, this is a serious jazzbox for the serious jazzer. The short scale really helps with those inversions you want to play on a normal size neck but can't quite pull off. If you like what you hear, check out this gear at SoundPure.com or call us anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

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About Manufacturer

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.


  • Sunburst
  • Thin Hollow Body Design 
  • Pointed Florentine Cutaway 
  • Spruce Top w/ 7 ply binding
  • Carved Maple Back w/ 3 ply binding
  • Maple sides
  • Maple Neck
  • Slim Rounded Profile 
  • Nut Width 1 5/8" 
  • Bound Ebony Fretboard 
  • Large Pearl Block Inlays 
  • 22 Frets - replaced frets 
  • Scale Length 23 1/2"
  • Kluson Tuners 
  • Gibson Patent Number Humbucker Pickups 
  • Triple-loop Tubular Tailpiece
  • ABR-1 Wire Bridge w/ replaced wire 
  • 3 Way Switch 
  • Single Bound F Holes 
  • Flower Pot Headstock Logo 
  • Weight 6.6 lbs


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