• Gibson Hummingbird (SOLD)

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    The Gibson Hummingbird is one of the most recognizable guitar models with its square-shoulder dreadnought body and distinctive hand-painted pickguard.

    The Gibson Hummingbird was introduced in 1960 to compete with Martin’s square shoulder guitars, the Hummingbird debuted at the second-highest price for Gibson acoustics just below the J-200. It has been used by many top artists on countless recordings and stages.

    The Gibson Hummingbird features a Sitka Spruce top paired with Genuine Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck. Indian Rosewood is used for the bridge and bound fingerboard. Position markers are split-parallelograms in Mother of Pearl. The head stock logos are also Mother of Pearl. The unique Hummingbird pickguard, like the similar Dove pickguard, is hand-painted by one dedicated Gibson Acoustic employee. Gibson feels that the relatively thick guard adds a degree of ‘natural compression’ to the guitar’s output, which helps adapt it to successful recordings.

    Dating to August 14th 2007, and built in Bozeman Montana under the supervision of master luthier Ren Ferguson, this Gibson Hummingbird is in overall good condition with light finish wear and a couple of small scratches. Fret wear is minimal. The finish is a reproduction of the way Gibson’s cherry sunburst fades over time with the red content diminishing.

    As stock, it was equipped with an L R Baggs Element Active pickup, with the volume control tucked under the bass side of the soundhole. The original Gibson hard shell case by TKL is included.

    Price includes:

    • VAT does not apply
    • One year Diamond Guitars warranty
    • Free shipping to Benelux countries.
    • 14-day Return Policy applies
    • We ship worldwide. Mail or call for shipping costs to other countries.
    • This guitar comes with a new set of strings

    Specifications

    • Body Shape: Hummingbird
    • Top: Sitka spruce
    • Back & sides: Genuine Mahogany
    • Bracing: scalloped X-bracing
    • Binding: Multi-ply top, multi-ply back
    • Finish: Nitrocellulose
    • Neck: Mahogany
    • Profile: Round
    • Scale Length; 24.75″ / 628.6mm
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood
    • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
    • Number Of Frets: 20
    • Frets: Standard
    • Nut: Bone
    • Nut Width: 1.72″ / 43.81mm
    • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl Parallelograms
    • Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body
    • Tuners: Grover nickel
    • Bridge: Traditional belly up
    • Saddle: Bone
    • Pickguard”: .060” Hummingbird
    • Bridge Pins: Tusq
    • Electronics: Under Saddle Pickup LR Baggs VTC
    • Controls: Volume
    • Miscellaneous
    • Case: Gibson branded black Hardshell