NGD! And this Byrdland can sing...

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  1. FloridaSam

    FloridaSam Member

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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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  2. shupe13

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    Congrats!

    I thought Uncle Ted had them all!!
     
  3. HoboMan

    HoboMan Silver Supporting Member

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    Wow, that is beautiful.
    Congrats!
     
  4. nickelwound

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    Nice guitar.....does the scale length take some getting used to?
     
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  6. FloridaSam

    FloridaSam Member

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    I suffer from stubby finger syndrome. I definitely don't have anything like Clapton/Hendrix ET fingers. I owned a short scale Mosrite at one time and stupidly sold it. The short scale of the Byrdland is actually very comfortable for me. I'm often amazed that Clapton was fond of these with his large hands.
     
  7. EasTXan

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    The back of that neck is incredible.
     
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    It looks like it is in very good condition considering it is almost 50 years old. Enjoy!
     
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  9. SnidelyWhiplash

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    Very nice, indeed... :cool:
     
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  10. twotone

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    When I see a Byrdland with a Venetian cutaway I think of Roy Clark.
     
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    Play stranglehold
     
  12. T92780

    T92780 Silver Supporting Member

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    Nice. Congrats.
     
  13. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Supporting Member

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    I think of the cover of Free For All. ;)
     
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    Your guitar is beautiful!
    I am sure it sounds and plays great!
    It looks like it is in exceptional condition.

    When I first started playing, my upstairs neighbor lent me his ‘67(?) for a few months.
    He was thinking about selling it and wanted to see if I would be interested.
    Yes I was!
    Unfortunately he decided to keep it and I never had another chance to buy one.
     
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    damn... as others have said... play some 'Ted' on that thang.....
     
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    Congrats! I love it!

    It's full hollow with humbuckers, right? Is feedback an issue?
     
  18. FloridaSam

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    Yes. Yes. Feedback can be an issue but if the Nuge can play one through 8 Fender Super 6's in the 70''s I can tame it somewhat.
     
  19. Ridgeback

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    Congratulations. I like my 2013 a lot. Enjoy
     
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    Beautiful Byrdland, enjoy!
     

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