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Sixvsix (Sixvsix)
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 4:56 am:   


This is not a 2464 guys so what is it?

Don't no much about post 1980 guitars and this one dates from 1985 judging at the serial number (K85).

Yogi (Yogi)
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 6:50 am:   

According to my '85 catalog it's a FG100.

Sixvsix (Sixvsix)
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 9:18 am:   

You live and learn.

Thanks Juergen
Bigmike (Bigmike)
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 12:43 pm:   

From my understanding - if you want a "real" Byrdland replica - that is one with correct scale and fretboard width you need to locate an older Byrdland copy - from say around 1977. And you must ask the seller to measure the distance from the nut to the bridge.

I've seen a number of really striking Byrdland copies but the most authentic and accurate were the ones made by Sugihara. And those DO come up from time to time... Remarkable guitars for the money.

Look for my "my two new blonde friends" thread.

Bigmike (Bigmike)
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 12:50 pm:   

Here's a pair of lovely Byrdlands. On the left a 1977 Ibanez (Sugihara made) blonde - on the left a 1971 Gibson Byrdland. I had both in the house probably two days before I sent off the Blonde Ibanez to a member from our board. I gotta tell you that the Sugihara does NOT have a carved top but damn, it's a sweet instrument. NOT having a carved top could be better for you if you play out a lot and need to play a little louder...

Munch (Munch)
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 7:36 pm:   

Byrdland Schmyrdland!!! That ebay seller really knows how to talk it up. An FG100 is in no way similar to a Byrdland. Wrong scale length, wrong materials, wrong shape, wrong hardware!! Why he didn't just look at the label and advertise it as an Fg100 I'll never know!!

As a proud owner of two FG100's, I can quite happily say they are great guitars.


Sixvsix (Sixvsix)
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2003 - 4:29 am:   

Hello chaps!

Thanks for the info. Nothing like my 2464 either.

Merry Christmas!

Funkle (Funkle)
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2003 - 7:42 pm:   

Yup. FG100's nice, but it's no Byrdland by any stretch.


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