Gibson 1970 thinline catalogue page 2
Guitars and Parts for Sale
Gibson 1970 thinline catalogue, page 2. The first guitar in this brochure is the very fine Gibson Byrdland, somewhat changed from it's last appearance in the 1966 catalogue. The fifties-style Venetian cutaway has been reinstated, replacing the Florentine cutaway of the mid 1960s.
The Byrdland was a step above the other thinlines in this catalogue, with it's carved spruce top. The back, sides and neck were all maple, giving the natural-finished version a very clean look. Shown is the Byrdland N, in Natural finish, though the standard finish was Gibson's usual Sunburst.
A supreme achievement in a thin electric acoustic, the Byrdland is designed for the artist who demands perfection in appearance and performance. The extra narrow short-scale neck makes difficult chord positions easy to reach.
March 1970 US zone 1 price of the Gibson Byrdland was $950 ($995 Natural finish). In the September 1970 price list, this was simplified to just $950, irrespective of finish.