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Gibson Hummingbird Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

The Gibson Hummingbird is a classic troubadour's guitar. With a Solid Sitka Spruce top and Solid Mahogany back and sides, the Hummingbird sounds fantastic. (65) Read 11 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing Reduced weight, great projection and tone
L.R. Baggs Element pickup system Natural sonic reproduction and feel

Product Description

From Gibson comes the legendary Hummingbird Acoustic-Electric, a guitar whose distinct look is only surpassed by its unmistakable tone. When Gibson introduced the Hummingbird in 1960, the square shoulder body and unique look made it an instant classic, changing the dreadnought landscape for years to come. With its newest iteration, Gibson has expanded on the classic Hummingbird with an array of modern features making this an ideal instrument for players in any genre.

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Balanced and Versatile Tone

Through its history, the Hummingbird has always been applauded for its tonal balance and musical versatility, and the newest release absolutely maintains this character. The mahogany back and sides and solid sitka spruce top creates a rich sustain for deep textures and outstanding blending on stage or in the studio. The distinct square shoulder body means a full tone for those lone singer-songwriters, and the classic mahogany snap means the Hummingbird can stand out against the rowdiest jam sessions. From country and bluegrass to folk and rock, the Hummingbird easily lends its sonic excellent to any style.

Classic Instrument, New Improvements

Every new Hummingbird is handcrafted in Gibson's premier acoustic facility in Bozeman, Montana. The classic finish, stylish inlays, and unmistakable pickguard give the Hummingbird its unique flair while Gibson's craftsmanship and commitment to quality make this a guitar that sounds as great as it looks. Not only are the newest Hummingbirds built with the latest advances in quality guitar construction, but they also now include fantastic electronics from LR Baggs, sturdy chrome tuners and stylish double parallelogram inlays, and a custom Gibson case.

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Features:

- Hand picked mahogany back and sides and solid sikta spruce top for quality build and unmatched tone
- LR Baggs Element electronics to project your sound even further
- Stylish pickguard, double parallelogram inlays, and unmistakable finish make this guitar look as good as it sounds
- The classic square shoulder body shape that made this an instant classic in 1960
- Gibson Hardshell case included
- Handcrafted by Gibson techs in Bozeman Montana for unbeatable quality

Wonderfully versatile and beautifully crafted, this is a guitar for the discerning musician who simply cannot compromise on quality.

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Handcrafted in: Bozeman, MT

BODY
Body Style: Square Shoulder Dreadnought

Top Species: Solid Sitka Spruce

Back and Sides: Solid Mahogany

Body Binding: 6-ply top, 4-ply back

NECK
Species: Mahogany

Scale: 24-3/4 in.

Angle: 3

Joint: 14

Profile: Round

FINGERBOARD
Species: Rosewood

Binding: single-ply

Number of Frets: 20

Inlays: MOP Double Parallelograms

Nut Width: 1.725

Peghead Angle: 17

Other Inlays: MOP Crown on Headstock

BRIDGE
Bridge: Belly up

Bridge Inlay: MOP Dots

Pins: White

HARDWARE
Tuners: Nickel Grover Kidney

Pickguard: Tortoise Hummingbird

OTHER
Case: Hardshell

Strings: Gibson Masterbuilt Premium Phosphor Bronze Wound

ELECTRONICS
LR Baggs Element
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 21 x 8 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Product Description

The Gibson Hummingbird offers an unmatched combination of sound and style. With the broad tone of its square shoulder body and its bold visual statement, the Hummingbird has been one of Gibson's most recognizable guitars for over 40 years. The Hummingbird led the way for an entire family of square shoulder models, and the body style became so popular that it was the only dreadnought shape offered by Gibson in the 1970s. The Hummingbird continues today as the leader of Gibson's prestigous square shoulder line, which ranges from the fancier Dove to the affordable Songwriter series and includes historic signature models. Includes Gibson hardshell case.
Customer Reviews
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"A Dream Come True"
Sound: The Hummingbird is a great sounding guitar like they say, it has a very balanced and well blended sound across the sound spectrem of the dreadnought style guitars!!! I am so pleased with mine,and it's very pretty to look at!!! I own a D-45 Martin and it has more substain and volume and more flashto it, but it's rosewood, and the Hummingbird is Mahogany, so you know it will be different in sound. I also own a Martin HD-28 and it's a fantastic guitar too, but the Hummingbird is my favorite for playing while singing because it has the looks and a great sound with good substain and it blends really well for singing it louder than a Taylor but softer and a little less volume than a martin in other words it's a true win,win guitar for me!!! Feature: Came with a deluxe hard shell case (not the less desireable molded plastic) but the classic kind, padded with a plush blue interior (real sharp)and Gibson embosement on the outside lid top. Manufacturer Support: So for there has been no reason to use support!!!
Style of Music: Southern Gospel and Country & Folk & Bluegrass Gospel
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Sound: I used to have a Gibson 'Hummingbird Artist'---less in price but not really a true Hummingbird. The "real" Gibson Hummingbird is just that---got a wonderful sound much better than the Hummingbird Artist. This was the first time I had purchased a 'Blemished' instrument and I was pleasantly surprised, as some Hummingbirds I had played locally did not sound good at all. I had a '65 Gibson Hummingbird that sounded great but the nut width was way too narrow(the one's back in the mid to late '60's were 1 9/16". I sold it. The Gibson Montana Hummingbirds do not have a sound like the '60's ones, but they are built better and their sound is just as good…just a different palette to your ears. Feature: Set up nicely with light strings, it's got a smooth sound to it that resonates nicely. It's hard to put down! Got a voice unique from my other guitars. I see that the pick guard image is not painted on top(it wore off easily and Gibson got a lot of complaints) but it's somehow underneath the pick guard plastic or has some kind of clear coat over it so it won't wear off. The MOP on the fretboard is beautiful, as is the pattern of the rosewood on the fretboard. I like the 1 3/4" nut width and the neck profile. Ease of Use: Nice action; LR Baggs p.u. works fine. It's a good system that's simple. Quality: Nitro finish well done; seems to be built solid all around. Value: The 'Blem' model is definitely worth it; I saved about $900. Yet I don't know if I would pay $3100 for this, even though it's a nice guitar to play. Manufacturer Support: Have not dealt with them; this 'Blemished' model is not covered under warranty so I won't have much contact I don't think. The Wow Factor: It's got the Gibson sound and the Gibson 'bling' to boot. The Honeyburst color is a bit different, but I'm warming up to it with it's subtle hues. But the sound is key---and with this one(and Gibsons don't all sound great) is a 'keeper'. I wish the pick guard was actually etched and painted like the old ones were, but it's probably a cost factor to be had on only the higher priced models now. Overall: This was purchased as a 'Blemished' Model…but I could not find anything wrong with it when it arrived. My only thought was that the color is more 'Honeyburst' than 'Heritage Cherry Sunburst'….the previous buyer might not have liked the Honeyburst and returned it. Mine at least is not a Heritage Cherry Sunburst color like the ones on the zzounds website. I was unsure what I would find when it came, but it was just like new.
Style of Music: folk, folk-rock, contemporary
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