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Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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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. 


This 2016 model features a comprehensive Plek-assisted setup for exceptional action and performance. Speaking of which, the fingerboard edge has been softened to make it fit the contour of your hand and a finer grit sandpaper and polishing compounds in the high gloss finish make it easier to slide up and down the neck with ease. The fingerboard and bridge have been hand rubbed and oiled to help them last longer and maximize the rosewood's natural vibrancy. It also has an engraved truss rod cover and L.R. Baggs Element VTC pickup so you can enjoy it when your sound needs the bump of amplification.

Includes hardshell 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 VTC acoustic pickup system

The L.R. Baggs Element Active System VTC undersaddle acoustic pickup delivers performance previously unattainable from an undersaddle pickup. The streamlined and efficient design removes every unnecessary internal component to improve the coupling between the transducer and the guitar. This substantially improves the sensitivity of the transducer so the acoustic guitar pickup delivers a robust, lively, and open sound with great dynamics and a delicate high end.

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 sound hole, 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.


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GibsonHummingbird Pro Acoustic Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Punch, depth & clarity! AMAZING guitar.

I had been in the market for a Collings or Martin Vintage series when I walked into my local guitar center to get strings one afternoon in Atlanta, Ga. I made my way back...Read complete review

I had been in the market for a Collings or Martin Vintage series when I walked into my local guitar center to get strings one afternoon in Atlanta, Ga. I made my way back to to "acoustic room" to see if there was anything new to play. The Gibson Hummingbird Pro immediately caught my attention. It's tobacco sunburst finish is stunning. I had previously played a J45 and was not satisfied with the tone. The draw of a Collings or Martin Vintage is the punch, warmth and clarity. Literally as soon as I played the Hummingbird Pro I knew I had found what I was looking for. Punch, warmth, great clarity and blend of mids, lows & highs with each note played. After a few weeks weighing the options I came back into Guitar Center and walked out with a dream. A few days later I had an event to play for. I was pleasantly surprised at the clarity and sensitivity of the LR Baggs Element pickup. Amazing instrument & incredible craftsmanship!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not impressed

I played these several times so I didn't make rash statement. Every time it felt like I was playing an Epiphone made to look expensive. Lousy action, and not much of a voice....Read complete review

I played these several times so I didn't make rash statement. Every time it felt like I was playing an Epiphone made to look expensive. Lousy action, and not much of a voice. Compared with Taylors and Martins of the same price or less this guitar is a loser in my view. I'm glad I didn't buy this model online - I'd have been disappointed big time. I simply suggest you play and compare as I don't believe they are worth the price they are asking. Just my opinion but you just might feel the same after playing it.

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(25 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT GUITAR

By RD

from Jersey

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Electric Guitar:

i love my new hummingbird, most hummingbirds are the bright orange with bird inlay but this one has a beautiful sunburst color and great pickguard. The neck has incredible playability. The output for the electric guitar playing is snug but doesnt come out unexpectedly. The guitar sounds great coming out of my amp. I am very glad that i got this guitar!

(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Punch, depth & clarity! AMAZING guitar.

By Chris Huff

from Atlanta, Ga

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Electric Guitar:

I had been in the market for a Collings or Martin Vintage series when I walked into my local guitar center to get strings one afternoon in Atlanta, Ga. I made my way back to to "acoustic room" to see if there was anything new to play. The Gibson Hummingbird Pro immediately caught my attention. It's tobacco sunburst finish is stunning. I had previously played a J45 and was not satisfied with the tone. The draw of a Collings or Martin Vintage is the punch, warmth and clarity. Literally as soon as I played the Hummingbird Pro I knew I had found what I was looking for. Punch, warmth, great clarity and blend of mids, lows & highs with each note played. After a few weeks weighing the options I came back into Guitar Center and walked out with a dream. A few days later I had an event to play for. I was pleasantly surprised at the clarity and sensitivity of the LR Baggs Element pickup. Amazing instrument & incredible craftsmanship!

(17 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Hummingbird Pro

By Chuck

from Washington State

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Electric Guitar:

Looks and sounds great. Pick up seems good, nice tone. My complaint would be with the action, way too high at the nut and bridge. My tec said he could get it to play like my Takamine, low, smooth and buzz free. I can't wait. To me it was unplayable as shipped, hence the 4 stars.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Tommy Hartline

from Keene ,Texas

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Electric Guitar:

I went to Guitar Center in Fort Worth Texas to actually buy a Taylor or martain acoustic/electric guitar, I currently have a Taylor 110 and a refurbished Gibson 2002 L4-A. I walked out with the Gibson Hummingbird pro. I Played several taylors and martains and the hummingbird pro sounded better to me. Ive never bought a guitar due to its brand name, I buy quality and sound in a guitar and this one was the best in both catagories to me. I recommened it highly!

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson Hummingbird Pro

By DB

from Westminster, SC

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Electric Guitar:

This is a beautifully constructed instrument. The playability of this guitar is fantastic. It has a nice deep sound that Gibson is famous for. Great action on the neck. The electronics in this guitar are good as long as you have a good amp to play through. Money well spent on this guitar.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tone and Clarity

By Brett

from Brea, CA

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Electric Guitar:

I went to the GC in Brea to buy a Martin DC-28, which has been my dream acoustic for as long as I can remember. When I got there, I pulled the Martin off the wall and played away, and fell in the love with the feel of the Martin. From where I was sitting, the tone was certainly better than my Ibanez acoustic. Then the Manager comes in, and asked if I had tested the Gibson Hummingbird Pro on the wall. I rebutted, no, I am here to test the Martin (and thinking, what is this guy doing since the Martin is right under 3k). The guy tells me to listen to him play both guitars while I stood back (to hear the real tone which you can�ۡ���t hear well while you are the one playing). I could immediately tell that the Martin was WAY "twangy'er" than the Gibson, with much more high end. The Gibson sounded much fuller, like your favorite rock tunes. I then played it and while the playability was ever so slightly easier on the Martin, I am all about tone. I played both guitars to my wife, and she without question said the Gibson sounded "much better". Sold, and the guitar was CHEAPER than the Martin. I am not sure whether the GC salesman was the worst ever, or a genius with a conscience.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Warm sound

By Paul Nelson

from Raleigh, NC

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Electric Guitar:

I have been playing guitar for nearly 25 years and I have zero regrets over purchasing this Gibson. I went to guitar center and sat in the back room for a couple of hours, during which time the salesman checked on me occasionally, but for the most part left me alone to play which was very nice. I compared almost every guitar in the room (Taylors, Martins, Gibsons, etc). To me, the Gibson Hummingbird Pro had the most smooth and warm tone of the group, which was great because it was far from the most expensive guitar. You simply have to strum an E chord to appreciate the deep sound you get from these guitars. I also noticed that each note had great tone and quality all the way up the neck. If you want a bright twangy sound, this is absolutely not the guitar for you. If you want a deep rich sound that is suitable for almost any playing, then you cannot go wrong with this guitar.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Guitar Worth Much More than it's Price

By RODOLFO SALON

from Valencia, Ca.

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Electric Guitar:

I went to buy my nephew a guitar for christmas. I got him an Epiphone Masterbuilt DR-500MCE. It was satisfactory after some adjustment and replacing the strings. On January I went back to GC to get myself an Ephiphone but when I got there I decided to try the other brands until I got to the Gibson Hummingbird Pro which the attendant has to use a ladder to get it down from the top rack. From the very first chord I played I noticed the big difference the lows, the mids and the highs are very distinct. The manager told me that I could take it home if I couldn't decide and return it the following day, but I told him I had decided to get the Pro. When I got mine, it's perfectly set, it's ready to play out of the box. Now am addicted to it, I play it everyday when I get home from work. It's really a guitar worth more than it's price. It's a PRO indeed.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best guitar i have ever played

By clearskies94

from Providence RI

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Pros

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

Cons

  • None at all

Best Uses

  • Its Great For Everything
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Electric Guitar:

I have played several martins, several Taylors, and several Gibsons. I have also owned several martins. This guitar is hands down the best guitar i have ever touched. And its also the best looking guitar i have ever seen. I absolutely love this thing. They didn't cheap out on any aspect of this guitar. The pickup system is amazing, L.R Baggs does great work. When you look at this guitar you think wow its great, but is it really worth that price? The answer is yes. I bought mine brand new still in a box and let me tell you it was ready to go the second i got it. I cant say enough good things about this guitar. Something to keep in mind is when you play an acoustic guitar at a guitar center you are usually playing a guitar that has been sitting there for a while and is heavily played. The strings are usually close to dead, its out of tune, and you don't get a good idea of what the guitar sounds like. I went and played one of these at guitar center and honestly it didnt sound great. But i took a chance and bought it new and let me telly you its incredible. If you are thinking about dropping the money on this, do it, you wont be disappointed.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfection!

By darryl

from Ponchatoula

Site Member

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Electric Guitar:

Every aspect of this guitar is perfect. It's beautifully constructed and finished. The tone is amazing. It's got some of the J-45's rich low end characteristics, but is less dark and more balanced sounding overall. The setup from the factory was decent - a bit high at the saddle for my taste, but this is easily adjusted. The nut was setup perfectly. I honestly cannot think of another acoustic guitar that I'd prefer over the Hummingbird Pro.

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