All specs are consistent with a 1972-1974 production date.
There were only 74 Blonde Byrdlands shipped in this three year time period.
One of the most highly flamed Gibson's you will ever see. Rare 1948 double pickup ES-300, Blonde Finish, Master Tone knob, Kluson tuners, 17 inch body, and Bigsby added in the 1960s.
Included is the original hardshell case and Hang tag with matching serial number. Flamed Maple back and sides, Solid Spruce Top, Venetian Cutaway, Rare Blonde Finish, Gold Hardware, NO Volute and Tortoiseshell pickguard.
CASE IS IN NICE SHAPE FOR AGE, SOME TOLEX MISSING FROM SIDE, AND INNER LINING SHOWING A LITTLE PADDING, BUT ALL SOLID AND ALL LACTHES WORKING.
BUYER PAYS SHIPPING, CHECKS MUST WAIT 10 DAYS BEFORE SHIPPING.
I have owned original 62 Stratocasters and an original 1959 sunburst Les Paul flametop.
I sold that to a band mate in 1968 for what today is equal to 500$, because he was a better lead player than I was!! I have just sold my 1966 Gibson ES 345 and my original 1958 les Paul junior.
One of only 83 Blonde ES-300s produced in 1948, most of which were only single pickup models. Rare Blonde Finish, Carved Spruce Top, Beautifully figured Maple Back and Sides, Large Rounded Neck Profile, and Gold Hardware. The pickguard has typical celluloid crystallization but is intact.
Dating this time period of Gibsons is a little difficult especially with the original canisters on the pots making pot dating unavailable.
Included is the clean original hardshell case with replaced handle. Famed Large and Rounded 59 neck profile, Sunburst Finish, and Mahogany Construction. Newer knobs and replacement bridge on the original posts.