The Gibson 2018 Hummingbird Walnut AG Electro Acoustic Guitar in Walnut Burst is a superb model that combines classic design and contemporary features with sublime results. The Gibson Acoustic team have gone to great lengths to maximise playing comfort without compromising on quality of tone or its ability to project powerful tones. Wherever your music takes you, thanks to the included Gibson hardshell case, you can get your Hummingbird there in safety and style. The additional accessory kit allows you to maintain the guitar at home or on the go.
Classic Hummingbird design
The 2018 Hummingbird Walnut AG offers a modern twist on this classic. The recognisable square shoulder body shape is present, with a generous lower bout for establishing a powerful energy. The upper bout gives way to a modern cutaway, which offers easier access to the highest reaches of the fingerboard. The slimline body depth pairs well with the curves of the body to establish a figure-hugging feel, making it a joy to perform with for players of all skill levels.
The back and sides are built using walnut, a tonewood that boasts an impressive mid-range energy with a punchy attack and resounding sustain. Paired with the walnut is a Sitka spruce top with a naturally resonant character that projects an enviable output. The top is reinforced using traditional hand scalloped X-bracing to improve resonance whilst improving the longevity of the instrument.
The walnut burst finish is protected by a resilient coating of nitrocellulose to allow the finish to age gracefully. Understated multi-ply top and single-ply black binding complements the finish beautifully.
Slender yet solid neck design
Joined to the body via a compound dovetail neck-to body joint is a durable 2-piece maple neck, shaped to the advanced response profile, the fit and finish imbues a free playing feel from the nut to heel. Partnered with the neck is a smooth richlite fingerboard, which is home to 20 frets that are adorned with mother-of-pearl dot position inlays to provide a stylish navigational aid. The flatter 16-inch fingerboard radius makes it comfortable to fret chords along the entire length of the neck, whilst also allowing solos to be performed effortlessly up to the highest fret.
L.R. Baggs Element VTC Pickup System
Equipped with the award-winning L.R. Baggs Element VTC electronics' system, you can take to the stage in effortless style and plug directly into the amp or P.A. of your choosing, safe in the knowledge that the acoustic character of your guitar's timbre will be translated transparently. From enthusiastic strumming to intricate hybrid picking or elaborate two-hand tapping, the guitar and electronics work together seamlessly to ensure your output is as flawless as your playing.
The pre-attached Element pickup, and all-discrete endpin preamp are controlled using the soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls. The built-in low frequency crossover prevents any unwanted low-end grunt from over-powering your signal and allows the natural timbre of the Hummingbird to sing with the utmost clarity.
The lower bout of the Hummingbird is fitted with a modern belly-down richlite bridge, which anchors each string securely to guarantee steadfast intonation and sustain. The headstock is home to mini Grover tuning machines, which uphold tuning integrity dutifully throughout each performance. The fit and finish come together perfectly to ensure that whether you're on an intimate stage or playing to a festival crowd, you can be confident in the Hummingbird Avant Garde's ability to stand up to any test.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2018 Hummingbird Walnut AG Electro Acoustic Body Shape Square Shoulder Guitar Size Full Top Material Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Walnut Bracing Traditional, Hand-Scalloped X-bracing Binding Multi-ply top, single-ply back Neck Material 2-Piece Maple Neck Profile Advanced Response Neck Width 1.725-inch Neck Joint Compound Dovetail Neck-to-Body Fingerboard Material Richlite Number of Frets 20 Number of Strings 6 Nut Tusq Position Inlays Mother of Pearl Dots Pickguard Avant Garde Bridge Modern Belly Down Tuning Machines Mini Grover Electronics L.R. Baggs Element VTC Finish Walnut Burst Included Accessories Gibson Hardshell Case
Gibson Accessory Kit
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