Overall a clean example with minimal play wear and some fine finish checking. OSSC Cherry Sunburst Finish over a beautifully flamed Maple body and neck, Gold Hardware, Dual Low impedance pickups, untouched electronics with 1973 dated pots, and colorful abalone fretboard inlays.The L5S represented the most elegant solidbody Gibson offered at the time.
Original Gold hardware waffle back tuners, light weight stop tail piece and ABR-1 intact.
A lightweight 70s custom weighing in at 9 1/2 pounds.
Most of these we have come across are well over 9 pounds.
This 54 Reissue comes in at a comfortable 8 3/4 pounds.
All specs are consistent with a 1972-1974 production date.
There were only 74 Blonde Byrdlands shipped in this three year time period.
Clean cosmetic condition displaying some typical finish checking. A nice clean Byrdland displaying limited play wear.
Original five ply pickguard included but original celluloid underside plastic supports have started to deteriorate. The flame on this guitar is very attractive and really dances in the light.
Excellent condition vintage guitar with some light play wear and expected vertical finish checking on a Metallic Gibson Custom Color. An early 1960 example still with the very Large 1959 neck profile, Wrap Around Tail piece, Black Bonnet knobs, and Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard.
Original switch tip cracked in the past and was glued by the original owner. All original parts and electronics with the only modification being a resoldered ground wire.
Included is the original Sales Receipt, Hang Tag Owners Manual, Case Key, and Original Hardshell Case.