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Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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A true legend of acoustic instruments, the Gibson Hummingbird Pro acoustic-electric guitar was first introduced in 1960 as Gibson's earliest square-shoulder dreadnought guitar. Superb for all styles o... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

A true legend of acoustic instruments, the Gibson Hummingbird Pro acoustic-electric guitar was first introduced in 1960 as Gibson's earliest square-shoulder dreadnought guitar. Superb for all styles of playing, with a capacity for rich, first-position folk chords and intricate solo playing, the Gibson Hummingbird quickly became an iconic acoustic line, and a favorite among legends like Gram Parsons and Keith Richards. The Hummingbird has been one of Gibson Acoustic's most enduring guitar line. Includes case.



Body tonewoods (back, sides and top)


The body design of the Gibson Hummingbird Pro acoustic electric guitar is known as a square shoulder dreadnought. The top is made from Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from mahogany, giving the Hummingbird True Vintage 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.



Rosewood fingerboard with traditional binding and split parallelogram inlays


The resilience of rosewood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite.
The Gibson Hummingbird Pro guitar's split parallelogram inlays are made of genuine mother of pearl, and are inserted into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn't require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also sports traditional binding over the fret ends, which was a staple feature of many classic Gibson acoustic guitars for many years.

Bracing
Every acoustic electric guitar made by Gibson features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body, a feature normally found only in limited run, handmade guitars. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic guitar is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the guitar's sound projection. Gibson Acoustic's Hummingbird Pro guitar sports a single "X" bracing pattern similar to the design inside vintage Gibson J-30s. This traditional pattern 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 original Gibson Hummingbird guitars introduced in 1960.



L.R. Baggs Element ES acoustic pickup system


Gibson Acoustic's Hummingbird Pro comes equipped with the Element ES 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 ES 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 ES works with a standard 9V battery, which is housed inside the guitar in L.R. Bagg's new "Battery Bagg."



Nickel Grover Rotomatic tuners


Grover's original Rotomatic tuners are an engineering marvel, with abundant style and performance exactly suited for the Gibson Hummingbird guitar. With a gear ratio of 14:1, the Rotomatics deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. All moving parts are cut for exact meshing, eliminating the possibility of slippage. A countersunk tension screw lets players regulate the tuning tension to any degree. A special lubricant inside the gear box provides smooth and accurate tuning stability.



Crown peghead logo


Gibson put the first crown peghead logo on an ES-300 back in 1940, and it has graced the headstocks of many legendary Gibson guitars ever since, including today's Hummingbird Pro acoustic electric guitar.



Rosette


A rosette is the beautiful, hand-crafted circle around the soundhole, and can be one of the most ornamental elements of any acoustic guitar. It is also one of the most subtle and complicated woodworking decorations on any acoustic guitar. The rosette on the Gibson Hummingbird Pro guitar is a double-ring rosette, with the main ring consisting of seven-ply binding, and the second ring three-ply binding, adding a stylish, understated elegance to the Gibson Hummingbird True Pro acoustic-electric guitar.

Features
  • Body style: Square shoulder dreadnought
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • 1930s Gibson X-bracing pattern
  • Rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl parallelogram inlays
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Dovetail neck-to-body joint bonded with hide glue
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Vintage Gibson 1960s thin line neck profile
  • No. of frets: 21/14 open
  • Fingerboard inlays: Split parallelogram
  • Nut width: 1.68"
  • Binding: White
  • Rosette: Parallel rings
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Finish: Vintage sunburst (nitrocellulose)
  • Tuners: Grovers Rotomatics
  • Electronics: L.R. Baggs Element ES
  • Case: Hardshell
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GibsonHummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.0

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3.0

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

By 40yearspickn

from South Texas

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Feel
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      If you are looking for a REAL Gibson Hummingbird, this is not it.
      The name is used by agreement between GC and Gibson, but this guitar has little in common with a real H'Bird. A good guitar, nonetheless. but don't expect it to look, feel or SOUND like a Hummingbird.

       
      5.0

      Just what I needed

      By Wild Bill

      from Arvada, Co

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I needed another acoustic with electronics. I found this marked "Clearance." I played it acoustically and it sounded great for a new guitar. It needs to be played and age a bit to reach it's full potential. I plugged it into a Fishman Mini at the local GC and it was set up just the way I like 'em, and sounded great through the little amp. The bonus for me is it is a beautiful guitar, Tobacco sunburst with nice parallelogram markers looks great on stage. I also bought a strap button for the heel of the neck and installed it the night I bought the guitar. I'm very happy with it.

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