NGD! 1974 Byrdland.

FloridaSam

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I haven't been to a guitar shop in over 3 months. Definitely the longest stretch in 35 years. I've been very fortunate during the quarantine time and finally today I got to go to my favorite shop. I sold z few things over the months so I had every intention of buying myself a bourbon burst R8.
That plan went right out the window when this Byrdland that's been on my radar for a while became available at a price I couldn't refuse. It plays and sounds like a million bucks.
One owner, all original 1974 Byrdland. Not sure why the neck pickup is flipped, and the pickguard was lost to off gassing.
Currently strung with flat Chrome 11s. I will be purchasing a new pick guard and gold ABR very soon, but fir now it ain't broke and is wayyyy more fun then I thought it would be.





 

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Amazing! Wanted to try one for ages, but have never had the chance. Is the shorter scale noticeable, or no problem?
 

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Amazing! Wanted to try one for ages, but have never had the chance. Is the shorter scale noticeable, or no problem?
I will admit I have really stubby short fingers. This neck was made for me. Very comfortable and a really nice profile too. Definitely different than a Strat but I find it a lot easier for me. It amazes me that Clapton, with his Alien long fingers was a fan of this model.
 

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I will admit I have really stubby short fingers. This neck was made for me. Very comfortable and a really nice profile too. Definitely different than a Strat but I find it a lot easier for me. It amazes me that Clapton, with his Alien long fingers was a fan of this model.
I've got biggish hands, but struggle with some of the gnarlier jazz chords on, say, a strat. One of these could be just what I'm after for taming some of the chords that look like a Safari-recommended password. Yours is a beauty - that neck!
 

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Love Byrdlands!!!

Great score on a super Byrd!

I think you'll love that scale!

Congrats!! :applause:
 

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I haven't been to a guitar shop in over 3 months. Definitely the longest stretch in 35 years. I've been very fortunate during the quarantine time and finally today I got to go to my favorite shop. I sold z few things over the months so I had every intention of buying myself a bourbon burst R8.
That plan went right out the window when this Byrdland that's been on my radar for a while became available at a price I couldn't refuse. It plays and sounds like a million bucks.
One owner, all original 1974 Byrdland. Not sure why the neck pickup is flipped, and the pickguard was lost to off gassing.
Currently strung with flat Chrome 11s. I will be purchasing a new pick guard and gold ABR very soon, but fir now it ain't broke and is wayyyy more fun then I thought it would be.





GORGEOUS!!!
Yous a lucky guy!!!
 


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