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The legendary Gibson Hummingbird, first introduced in the 1960s, is superb for all styles of playing. Get yours from Sam Ash Direct with fast free shipping and the guaranteed low price.
The Hummingbird was Gibson's first official square shouldered acoustic guitar and has become a classic for its sound, craftsmanship, and beauty. The Hummingbird of today retains the original craftsmanship, sound, beautiful Hummingbird design pickguard and gorgeous heritage cherry sunburst finish and adds an L.R. Baggs Acoustic Pickup system that will enhance your enjoyment of this fine guitar.
The Gibson Hummingbird gets its warm sweet tone from a solid spruce top, with solid mahogany back and sides, scalloped bracing, and dovetail neck joint that let the instrument resonate freely. The tasteful beauty of the guitar is underscored by the genuine mother-of-pearl inlays in the rosewood fingerboard and Gibson script and crown in mother-of-pearl in the headstock.
Your Gibson Hummingbird will also benefit from the protection of the included Gibson Hardshell case and the Gibson lifetime limited warranty and 24/7/365 customer support. Do not postpone the joy of owning the Gibson Hummingbird Guitar. Sam Ash Direct has carried the Hummingbird since it was introduced in the 1960s and guarantees you the lowest price and fast free shipping with the confidence of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy. Call or click today.
Rosewood Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and Split Parallelogram Inlays
The Gibson Hummingbird fingerboard is made of the highest grade rosewood on earth, personally inspected and qualified by Gibson’s team of skilled experts. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The fingerboard has a rolled edge --instead of the usual right angle where the fingerboard surface meets the neck -- slightly beveled for an extremely smooth and comfortable feel.
Body Tonewoods (back, sides and top)
The body design of the Hummingbird is known as a square shoulder dreadnought. The top is made from AAA-grade Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from mahogany, giving the Hummingbird a perfectly balanced midrange tone, with unbiased rich lows and clear treble registers.
Selecting the right wood, and the formula to dry it out, are two of the most central procedures to Gibson’s guitar-building process. Beginning with its first catalog in 1903, Gibson has assured its customers that every guitar would be built using woods with “the most durable, elastic, and sonorous qualities,” this remains true today.
L.R. Baggs Element Active Acoustic Pickup System
The Gibson Hummingbird comes with the popular Element Active Acoustic Pickup System from L.R. Baggs, featuring a low-profile undersaddle transducer proven more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups. This 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 new “Battery Bagg.”
Every acoustic guitar made by Gibson features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body, a feature normally found only in limited run, hand-made guitars. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the instrument’s sound projection.
Inside the body of the Hummingbird, single “X” bracing similar to the pattern in vintage Gibson J-30s delivers a balanced midrange tone, with unbiased lows and rich, clear highs, producing a warm tone that has been a favorite among artists and players alike since the Hummingbird’s introduction in 1960.
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Hummingbird Acoustic Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case
The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.