The Hummingbird introduced a subtle new body style but a bold new look to Gibson's acoustic line in 1960. With its big tone the Hummingbird is one of Gibson's most famous instruments. With a Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, the Hummingbird projects an incredibly full, balanced tone. Hand-sprayed in Gibson’s artisan tradition with a rich, wine-red finish that gives this classic ’bird a unique and elegant style. Ships with a certificate of authenticity.
Gibson Hummingbird Acoustic Electric Guitar Features
- Dovetail neck-to-body joint, hand-fitted and secured with hide glue ensures unequalled resonance transfer from strings to body.
- Radiused body for projection and clarity.
- Nitrocellulose lacquer finish allows the tone to mature with age.
- 100% American made, handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana.
Hummingbird - Dreadnought beauty
|All Gibson Acoustic Guitars are hand-built in Montana and feature:
- A Dovetail neck-joint with hot-hide glue for optimal tone transfer
- Scalloped bracing for maximum resonance
- Hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer finish, allowing the wood move and breath
- Incredible attention to detail throughout
In 1960 Gibson introduced its first 16 inch wide dreadnought with the extra wide upperbout, known as the square shoulder
body shape. To emphasize the importance of these new models, Gibson outfitted them with elaborate ornamentation such as engraved pickguards and multi-layered binding. As discriminating guitarists immediately discovered, underneath the flashy good looks was a solid, high quality guitar.
L.R. Baggs Element Active Acoustic Pickup System
Gibson Acoustic’s Hummingbird comes equipped with the popular Element Active Acoustic Pickup System from L.R. Baggs, which features a low-profile undersaddle element—or transducer—that’s proven more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups. Combined with an onboard preamp with an unobtrusive and volume control mounted just inside the soundhole, the Element delivers performance not previously attainable from an undersaddle pickup. Its sleek and effective design removes unnecessary internal components to enhance the coupling between the pickup and the guitar, and improve the sensitivity of the transducer for a robust, lively, and natural acoustic sound with excellent dynamics and delicate high end. The Element works with a standard 9V battery, which is housed inside the guitar in L.R. Bagg’s Battery Bagg
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