SOLD - Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage – USA 2012
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Since its introduction in 1960, the original Hummingbird has been one of Gibson Acoustic’s most enduring models. The Hummingbird True Vintage is a tribute to the icon of Gibson’s square-shoulder dreadnought acoustic line.
While the original Hummingbird has evolved over the years to reflect critical advances in acoustic guitar making, the Hummingbird True Vintage is a throwback to the way the instrument looked and played in 1960, satisfying the demands of even the most discriminating vintage guitar buyers.
Model: Hummingbird True Vintage
Finish Colour: Dark Cherry Sunburst
Vintage original specification aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Top Wood: Premium Sitka Spruce
Hand-scalloped top bracing for added strength and a light top
Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Rounded
Hand-fit, tapered dovetail joint to maximize sound vibration transfer from the neck to body
Fretboard Material: Madagascar Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl Parallelogram
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Width at Nut: 1.725"
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Mother of Pearl Crown Inlay
Binding: Multi-ply Top and Back
Tuners: Gold Vintage Keystone
Pickguard: Tortoise Hummingbird Style Hand Painted
Handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana USA
The Hummingbird has been very popular with many players over the years and has appeared on countless stages and recordings, in many styles. The primary guitar on the Rolling Stones’ hit “Street Fighting Man” is a Hummingbird, and other notable users include Thom Yorke, Sheryl Crow, Steve Wariner, John McLaughlin, Dominic Miller and Eric Church.
This Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage features Gotoh’s 15:1 green button vintage style gold tuners. The tortoise pickguard on the Hummingbird True Vintage is custom-made and features the traditional floral and bird design as it appeared on the first Hummingbird in 1960.
This guitar has a top-of-the-line LR Baggs Anthem pickup system installed, featuring both mic and piezo - and it is a simply wonderful pickup combination. Fabulous acoustic tone amplified authentically with lots of capacity for fine tuning.
This Gibson Hummingbird is in great shape – there are some light scratches on the pick guard and some small minor marks on the back – barely noticeable. Frets are 99%, neck is straight, truss rod works fine and tuners are strong.
This Hummingbird plays beautifully – the action is low & the instrument plays without any buzz or dead spots. It is ready to be played and loved for years to come.
Weight: 4.8 lbs
Comes in its fitted brown Gibson hard shell case with pink lining in excellent condition.
Video demo of same model - https://youtu.be/QqZfywLkiVg