Crafted with solid-mahogany back and sides, solid-Sitka spruce top, and one-piece mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, the Hummingbird Pro packs premier tonewoods that mirror those of its predecessor from 1960. A scalloped advanced X-brace, hide-glued dovetail neck joint and bone nut keep it all ringing, rich and resonant, while an L.R. Baggs Element acoustic pickup with endpin jack on the Hummingbird Pro take it all to a bigger audience when you need to plug in and be heard.
Meanwhile, a vintage-sunburst finish in hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer, marquetry back stripe, multi-ply top binding and rosette, split-parallelogram inlays, and double-point tortoiseshell pickguard keep it all looking as sweet and sultry as the vintage Hummingbird that inspired it. All guitars come with a blue-plush-lined Gibson hardshell case, owner’s manual, and Gibson Gold Warranty.
Body and Finish
This big-bodied, square-shouldered dreadnought is built from the classic tonewood combination of Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides—all solid woods—with a tonally advantageous advanced X-brace made of scalloped spruce braces supporting the top. All this, and a hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer finish in vintage sunburst, help the Hummingbird Pro echo the great Gibson flat-tops of 50 years ago.
The Hummingbird Pro carries the classic hardware accompaniment seen of several legendary Gibson flat-tops. A “belly-up” Indian rosewood bridge and bone saddle keep it all tonally true at the business end, while Grover Rotomatic tuners—a common upgrade of the ’60s—combine a timeless look with outstanding tuning efficiency.
Neck and Headstock
The guitar’s neck and headstock are made in the classic tradition of the original 1960 Hummingbird Pro, with the 25-1/2” scale length that many players prefer in a large-bodied flat-top. Carved from a single piece of quarter-sawn mahogany, and topped with a rosewood fingerboard, the design incorporates Gibson’s lauded 17-degree back-angled headstock, which contributes greatly to the instrument’s resonance and sustain.
History of the Hummingbird
A guitar at the leading edge of the acoustic folk boom of the late ’50s and ’60s, the Hummingbird was also at the forefront of an entirely new breed of flat-top dreadnought for Gibson. Introduced in 1960 by a company long-famous for its "round-shouldered” dreadnoughts such as the J-45 and Southern Jumbo, this big, 16-1/4 in.-wide square-shouldered dreadnought hit the competition straight on, and became an instant classic in the process.
Long a favorite of frontmen and singer-songwriters, equally at home pounding out the rhythm amid a rockin’ electric band or taking the lead in an acoustic context, the Hummingbird has proven surprisingly versatile, and has set the pace at the center of several notable country, rock, blues and folk acts.
Now the Hummingbird Pro, crafted by the luthiers in Gibson’s acoustic facility in Bozeman, MT, carries on the tradition. Designed both as a tribute to this 50-year-old classic, and as a no-nonsense, high-quality acoustic for today’s working musician, the Hummingbird Pro lands at a special price for a solid-wood flat-top of this pedigree.
Hardshell case included.
Body type: Dreadnought
Top wood: Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Mahogany
Bracing pattern: Gibson 1930's Advanced X
Body finish: Hand-Sprayed Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Round
Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 25.5 in.
Number of frets: 21
Neck finish: Hand-Sprayed Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Brand: L.R. Baggs
Configuration: Undersaddle pickup
Preamp EQ: 3-band
Feedback filter: Notch, Phase
Headstock overlay: Info not available
Tuning machines: Grover Rotomatics
Bridge: Indian Rosewood
Saddle & nut: Bone
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: None
Case: Hardshell Case
Country of origin: United States