NGD! And this Byrdland can sing...

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  1. will richardson

    will richardson The Tennessee to California Connection Silver Supporting Member

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    Hank Garland and Billy Byrd. I've wanted to pay tribute to Hank... but another time. Almost the Guild Purple Brown on the dark portion of the burst.

    May you have thousands of hours of Joy with this acquisition.

    will richardson
     
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  3. slider313

    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    Nice and congrats!

    I'm sure the neck pickup was flipped to try to tame the bass response and incorporate a little more chime.
     
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    Congrats on a cool, old guitar.

    Enjoy!
     
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    I was watching a band play in a small club, and the guitarist was playing a 330. I've had lots of hollowbodys over the years, and always end up ditching them cause I couldn't deal with the squeal. He just told me, "you keep your hand on the top when you play, to keep it from vibrating too much". I think the next Hollowbody I buy will be more enjoyable.
     
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    How long did you make it before involuntarily playing Stranglehold?

    :cool:
     
  7. bob-i

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    That’s a beautiful guitar, enjoy!
     
  8. kidtwist

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    When someone finds out I have a Byrdland they say, "you must be a Ted Nugent fan."
    I reply, "No, I'm a Hank Garland fan."
    And they say, "Who?"
    Sort of sad for poor Hank.
     
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    o yes that Byrdland is way cool

    in the early 70's I had a L5 and i flipped my neck pickup

    reason why... was because Wes Montgomery had his L5 neck pickup flipped

    truthfully it was a pain to do and I didnt notice any tone difference
     
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    Great thread title OP. :)
     
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  12. FloridaSam

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    I have a Byrdland. I've never been a Ted Nugent fan or frankly, know much about its two namesake artists, but I really enjoy the guitar they inspired. I didn't know Ted played Byrdlands until quite a while after I bought mine. I am a huge Charlie Byrd fan though and even though I know he never played a guitar like the Byrdland, I always like to think of mine as a Charlie Byrdland.
     
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    Beautiful guitar. Enjoy! Out of all of my guitars, my 1968 Byrdland is my absolute favorite.
     
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    :dude
     
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    So cool! Here is the Byrdland I picked up at the beginning of quarintine. I put the original tailpiece back on.
     
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  18. Zenyatta Mondatta

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    Congrats! Roy Clark sure tore it up on his Byrdland. Beautiful guitar
     
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    Meh... forget the Ted stuff - play some Hank Garland!
     
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  20. NashSG

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    Cool guitar and probably fairly rare at this point. I think looking into it before, the only time I could find that they did an Epiphone Byrdland was in the Elitist line. Doubt there are very many of those either.
     
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