This is an essentially brand new, modernized copy of an early 1960’s Maton “Sharkbyte” Fyrbyrd made by super small batch builder Anthony Paine at Harvester Guitars in Melbourne, Australia. Anthony has a passion for design and turning out replicas and modern twists on oddball and quirky guitars from the likes of Wandre, Maton, Teisco and Framus. Every guitar is made by Anthony by hand. This one is no exception. It has all the trappings of the original Fyrbyrd like the classic sharkbyte body shape, three pickup selector switches, one of a kind headstock shape and unique vintage tone and volume knobs but modern amenities like the three TV Jones ‘trons (see spec sheet pic for info), Gotoh Kluson style tuners and Bigsby B5.  

This Blue Byrd (as Anthony named it) features a short 24” scale which gives it a unique feel and playability. It’s also very light. Other cool things about it are the realistically reliced Aged Pelham Blue lacquer finish, Queensland Maple body and neck, the dark stained neck with ziricote fingerboard, unique circular h: headstock logo and the custom pin-stripe beveled pickguard. It is absolutely one of a kind.

I ordered this guitar way back in 2015 (I think) and waited over 2 years for it due to Anthony’s backlog and the high degree of customization he puts into the very limited number of guitars he makes. During that two years and since, life changed a bit and I toggled back into a life of significant touring and recording. I also acquired more than a handful of other instruments. I now have a surplus of things and a deficit of time so I feel like I should send this down the line to someone who will really play it and love it.

Many of these pics were taken by Anthony before he shipped it off to me. Photo credit to him. No way I could shoot it anywhere close to as well. Nothing has changed as the guitar has never left my studio and has very limited play time. The only wear is the slight relic straight from the “factory”.

Comes with the original, fairly mediocre but brand new dp Stage hard case.

If you aren’t familiar with Harvester, I encourage you to check out harvesterguitars.com to see what it’s all about.

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Listed4 years ago
ConditionMint (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • Maton Sharkbyte Fyrbyrd
Finish
  • Aged Pelham Blue
Year
  • 2017
Made In
  • Australia

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