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The Bluebyrd may yet come home to roost

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by blowtorch, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. blowtorch

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    No, I've dealt with that on different guits, you just adapt to it
     
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    Enroute
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    (Four knobs, of course)
     
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    Put it in a window in the sun for a few weeks and see what the finish does.:D The logo bothers me a bit, but they didn't try to sell it to you as an authentic "Gibsun." Just so no one tries to do that somewhere down the line.

    Happy New Guitar Day
     
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    :)

    Thank you for the happy NGD wishes! I am really digging it
     
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    I'll have the opportunity to try it out at a band rehearsal in a few
     
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    For what it's worth, I went browsing eBay upon seeing your thread and stumbling across a few actual vintage Byrdlands in addition to these copies I found that, well

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    looks like the headstock inlay is authentic to what a Byrdland is supposed to be. I had no idea they looked like this tbh.

    But I'm really intrigued by having a Byrdland-ish thing, at least at this price point. Is this the actual 23.5 inch scale length, or is it more a normal Gibson scale?
     
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    Yes, which I am finding I love
     
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    who is using my name in vain? oh, yes, I see. yes, it's my fault. those are great guitars. an almost byrdland that anybody can afford.
     
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    I had totally forgotten that you'd also had your Starshine swapped out for a Gibson :)
     
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    So it sounded good at prac last night if maybe a little strident: I was playing through a (non master vol) Bassman into a cab that stood about shoulder height, and while I couldn't crank it enough to achieve the grit I wanted, the bit that I did have it turned up made it a little painful.
    These Byrdlands are naturally pretty zingy, for a Gibson model
     
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    So if I'm looking to pick one of these up I'd have no fear of it being a crappy Chinese guitar that only LOOKS good? Because man now I'm WAY too interested. Do P90 version pop up sometimes, because that would be most ideal I think....
     
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    Just keep an eye on ebay. I've seen these:
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    I've got to say, I can only vouch for the quality of the ones I've received. My guess is, it's a gamble everytime
     
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