1964 Gibson/D'Aquisto Byrdland Archtop Guitar
Here we have an extremely rare 1964 Gibson Byrdland that was re-necked by the master Jimmy D'Aquisto himself. This guitar has a hell of a story behind it. The original owner of the guitar was a local gentleman who was an amateur Jazz guitarist and owner of an auto repair shop in town. Through a mutual acquaintance with a famous local guitarist, the gentleman became friends with D'Aquisto after restoring a few of his cars. Being the car lover that he was, Jimmy recognized the gentleman's talent and in 1969 decided to repay the favor and create a custom designed neck to be fitted to his 1964 Gibson Byrdland as a gesture of appreciation for all the amazing work he had done for him.
A few years later the owner of this fine guitar passed away and his widow tucked the guitar away under her bed as a loving reminder of her husband. About six months later, Jimmy came to the door of the womans home asking to purchase the guitar back from her. The woman declined Jimmy's offer as this was her late husbands most prized guitar.
We recently received the instrument from the mans son who is currently caring for his mother and would like to see this fine guitar in the hands of someone who will be able to enjoy and cherish it for many more years to come just as his mom and dad had done so for the past 49 years.
The guitar plays spectacularly and was designed specially by Jimmy to intonate perfectly featuring a very unique 24.75" scale length. As these Gibson Byrdland guitars have always been designed with a 23.5" scale, this rare beauty is a true one and only created by the master himself. This guitar is in excellent condition with the exception of a very shallow crack to the lower left side of the top. Guitar also comes along with the original Gibson hard case which is in very good condition. Due to the value of this guitar we highly advise purchasing additional carrier insurance before shipping.