Byrdland, For Sale, Epiphone, Elitist, Gibson, Rare, Vintage, Jazz, Archtop,


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  Only made for a few years,  the Elitist Byrdland has become legendary! 


  These were so good that Gibson had to withdraw them as they were hurting sales of Gibson's own Byrdland.     Quite an accolade!
  Looks, feels and plays just like a Byrd but at half the price!
  Heavily flamed Maple back and rims.     Gorgeous!

  The only difference between the Epi and the Gibson is in the headstock, logo and tuners.
  All the hardware looks just like new except for some pickmarks on the pickups.    The tailpiece is not engraved with the Byrdland name on this model. 

Epiphone Elitist models were made by Terada to an exceptionally high quality level for only a few years in the mid-1980's.     The Byrdland was top of the Elitist range.   

Elitist Byrdlands were a massive success,  to the extent that they hurt Gibson's sales of its own Byrdland model.    Consequently the Elitist was withdrawn a few years later in order to protect the Gibson model.   

As a result, the Elitist legacy is a small pool of very rare, exceptional guitars that have become legendary and are now highly sought-after.   

The Spec of the Elitist Byrdland is exactly like the Gibson Byrdland with short 23.5" scale on a 2.25 thinline body.    The top is carved solid Spruce with AAA flamed Maple back and sides.   The fingerboard is Ebony.   

The Epiphone Elitist Byrdland Guitar is one of the all-time most-revered hollowbodies with astounding appointments and peerless tone.




This one is gorgeous!   Apart from the Epiphone name, it is a Byrdland.   It looks like a Byrdland,  it feels like a Byrdland and it plays like a Byrdland except, perhaps, that these USA made 50S pickups are a little brighter than the  Classic '57 humbuckers specified on the Gibson version.   Gibson's 50S  USA humbuckers are sealed in wax to eliminate internal feedback and are 24K gold-plated.

It is absolutely Mint (well, one tiniest mark you just won't find) and is presented complete with its original Mint case and some tags and warrantee.

  Price :  2,650 plus shipment (Insurance optional).   For overseas shipment please ask.


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