This guitar is
unique, Jim Triggs assured me that Gibson never made a
single pickup Byrdland this is the only one Jim has made.
would not have been complete without this guitar.
I love Byrdlands and, if I could start with a clean page, I
would design this one - exactly this one!
It has all
the features I love:
Byrdland scale and body size (perfect for me)
Single Pickup (just what the serious jazz player
Hand carved using perfect woods (it is amazing
Florentine Cutaway (so easy and the right choice
for a Byrd')
Deep, rich Vintage Sunburst.
Jim Triggs is widely
credited with rescuing Gibson's reputation with the L5s and
Byrdlands he personally made whilst working to "up" the
quality ethos in their Custom Shop.
It is also widely
recognised that Jim's Byrds are the best and this one,
made in 2008 is a perfect example of his outstanding work.
The making, fitting and finish on this are stunning.
Only one small flaw in the finish, at the back of the
neck, prevents me from saying it is immaculate.
With that small exception it would be mint.
But that's just the
looks. Play this stunning Byrd and your world changes.
It was a special
customer order, specifying a Lindy Fralin Howard Roberts
pickup which is bright and sonic but can be mellow and punchy
with the right strings. The neck profile was a
personal choice too and I have to say I love it.
It has a flattened volute but with a pronounced V at the
volute, gently flowing into a soft C by the third fret.
Just like the early 50's Gibson archtop necks but, as you
would expect with a Triggs Byrd, a shallow radius to
the fingerboard and a very comfortable, fast neck from Nut
to Pickup. I love to play this guitar.
Altogether very stylish.
Moreover Its the only one!!
It is in outstanding,
mint, condition and sits snug in its original Custom
Shop case, .