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In this Premier Guitar Rig Rundown video, Ted Nugent reminisces about his Gibson Byrdland. According to Nugent, he first remembers the guitar being played by Jimmy McCarty in the early 1960’s. “When Jimmy McCarty played that Byrdland,” Nugent says at (3:20), “it wanted to feedback and make scary noises that made the notes have a new dimension of sound and I was too young to really understand what was going on but Iimprinted that someday I’d have to have me a Gibson Byrdland.” Nugent has used the guitar for years to help him achieve his signature tone. “Well you listen to the intro of Strangehold or Cat Scratch Fever…there’s a snarl that’s unique to that arch top, a hand carved arch top spruce wood. The spruce speaks differently than any other wood,” he says at (4:22). Nugent continues to sing the Byrdland’s praises at (5:14) saying, “the Gibson Byrdland has an identity, a statement, a soul, a tone of its own…it makes you play differently.”more
[Premier Guitar](http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine) on location at NBC Studio 6B, GE Building, in NYC, catching up with Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's the Roots' guitarist, "Captain" Kirk Douglas. Shown at 5:00 in this video is Douglas's Gibson Byrdland. He uses flatwound strings with it.more
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