The Gibson Acoustic Hummingbird Limited Run Acoustic Guitar in Ebony takes the elegant grace of the original, and lends a distinctive rock'n'roll attitude to the finish. Introduced in 1960, the Hummingbird has been famously adopted by any music legends throughout its lifetime - from Gram Parsons to Keith Richards -, owing to its delightfully versatile timbre that makes it great for everything from folk to country to rock. This modern rendition adheres closely to the classic fit, finish and feel of the original, and is a truly beautiful model.
Classic Hummingbird body
The Hummingbird is regarded as Gibson's first square-shoulder dreadnought acoustic guitar, which combined a solid build quality that comprised a shallow upper bout alongside a more generously endowed lower bout. The body depth offers ample room for the tonewoods to generate a powerful energy, whilst retaining a comfortable playing feel. The body has been crafted using mahogany for the back and sides, which is delivered exquisitely by the grade AA solid Sitka spruce soundboard. The spruce is reinforced using radiused scalloped bracing, which enhances the guitar's ability to resonate whilst ensuring that it retains a resilient and sturdy feel.
The ebony finish is protected by a slender layer of smooth hi-gloss 90 sheen lacquer, which is partnered with the instantly recognisable Tortoise Hummingbird pickguard.
Solid rounded neck
A mahogany neck is firmly fitted to the body via the compound dovetail joint for improved resonance. The neck is shaped to a round profile, offering a smooth playing feel. Aboard the neck is a rosewood fingerboard, presenting you with 20 frets and decorated beautifully with Mother-of-Pearl parallelogram inlays.
The neck and fingerboard feel more comfortable than ever thanks to the softened fingerboard edge which is designed to fit perfectly in the hand. Gibson have gone the extra mile to make this limited-edition Hummingbird feel like the best acoustic playing surface, and this is a result of the German-engineered, hand-finished Plek technology used in the construction of all Gibson acoustics.
Hardware and Finish
The lower bout of the Hummingbird is fitted with a traditional belly up rosewood bridge, and like the fingerboard, the bridge is treated with a new finishing oil which gets right into the wood to ensure that it will last even longer.
The headstock of the Hummingbird is equipped with nickel Grover Rotomatic tuning keys, accurately maintaining the tuning of each string in conjunction with the Tusq saddle.
The Gibson Acoustic Hummingbird Limited Run Acoustic Guitar in Ebony is a gorgeous model that would make a welcome addition to any guitarists arsenal, and is perfect for recording and performing with. Gibson also supply a protective black hardshell case with each purchase as well as a Gibson Acoustic Owner's Manual and certificate of authenticity.
Manufacturer Gibson Model Hummingbird Limited Run Acoustic Guitar Top Material Sitka Spruce Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Position Inlays Mother-of-Pearl Parallelogram Bridge Rosewood with Tusq saddle Tuners Nickel Grover Rotomatics Pickguard Tortoise Hummingbird Finish Ebony Included Accessories Black hardshell case
Gibson Acoustic Owner's Manual
Certificate of Authenticity
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