The legacy of the Gibson Hummingbird Pro cannot be disputed. Originally conceived in the late 1950s/60s it was at the forefront of folk, as the new flat top on the block. As a company who had a strong following for its round-shouldered acoustics, this instrument, with its massive 16 1/4”-wide body, was Gibson’s answer to the square-shouldered competition, and was quickly picked up.
The Gibson Hummingbird Pro hasn’t looked back since then, becoming a favourite among singer-songwriters of country, rock, blues and folk, who love its versatility and enormous, booming voice that will have you heard in any acoustic setting. Over 50 years on, this classic is crafted in Bozeman, MT by Gibson’s luthiers for today’s working musicians.
This Fat Lady Always Sings
Although the modern Gibson Hummingbird Pro sees many updated appointments to keep up with the expectations of today’s players, the guitar also incorporates the very same premier tonewood make-up of its 1960 processor.
An absolute classic in acoustic guitar construction, the body of the Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Guitar is made up of a Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides. Both of these woods are of course solid, and the top benefits from an advanced X-brace made of scalloped spruce braces. The beautiful Vintage Sunburst finish has been hand-sprayed with nitrocellulose lacquer.
The guitar also has a marquetry back stripe, multi-ply top binding, single-ply back binding, and a traditional double ring soundhole rosette accompanied by a custom line tortoiseshell pickguard.
25 ½” Scale Length
Also crafted utilising the traditions of the original are the Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Guitar’s neck and headstock, which offer up a 25 1/2” scale length. A single piece of quarter-sawn mahogany joined to the body of the guitar with a compound dovetail and joined at the 14th fret with hide glue, makes up the neck.
The neck has been carved to a round, 60’s Thin Line profile, for ultimate playability and has been topped with an Indian rosewood fingerboard, which measures 12-inches in radius, and offers 21 frets and mother of pearl split-parallelogram inlays for succinct navigation.
At the top of the neck is a Traditional CF-100 17-degree back-angled headstock, which is so designed for the resonance and sustain it contributes to the instrument.
Classic Hardware Appointments
Classic hardware appointments can be seen in the design of the Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Guitar, with the instrument’s belly-up Indian rosewood bridge and bone saddle at one end, and Grover Rotomatic tuners at the other.
Manufacturer Gibson Model Hummingbird Pro Top Material Solid Sika Spruce Back & Side Material Solid Mahogany Neck Material Solid Mahogany Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood Body Shape Dreadnought Colour Vintage Sunburst Pickups L.R. Baggs Element Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Tuners Grover Rotomatic Scale Length 25 ½” Binding Marquetry back stripe, Multi-ply top binding, Single-ply back binding Bridge Belly-up Indian rosewood Nut & Saddle Bone Rosette Traditional double ring Truss Rod Single Action Bracing Gibson 1930's Advanced X-Braced Top Finish Sprayed Nitrocellulose Lacquer Included Accessories Gibson Standard Hardshell Case
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