The Gibson Byrdland Thinline Hollowbody was unveiled in 1955 and was created in consultation with Nashville sessions musicians Billy Byrd and Hank Garland. Hence the portmanteau "Byrdland". This one is a Norlin Era example in very fine condition. It does have replaced pickup covers and speed dials added. The body has a solid carved spruce top and laminated maple back and sides. The fingerboard is ebony with beautiful pearl block inlays. The one interesting feature is the 23 ½" scale length that the two designers requested for a unique approach to speed and ease of play.