Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage VOS Acoustic Guitar  

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The Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage VOS Acoustic takes us back to the subtle glamour of the original 1960 guitar. Enhancements include split-parallelogram, mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays; crown he... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage VOS Acoustic takes us back to the subtle glamour of the original 1960 guitar. Enhancements include split-parallelogram, mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays; crown headstock inlay; and an elaborate 3-point tortoise pickguard with engraved hummingbird motif. This beauty wears a solid premium Sitka spruce top with special cherry burst finish that matches the finish on the first run of Hummingbird guitars. Built to the square shoulder dreadnought body styling that evolved out of the earlier, more rounded-shoulder profiles of guitars such as the J-35 and J-45, the Gibson Hummingbird is still a big-bodied flattop at 16 1/4"-wide across the lower bout. The Hummingbird carved a niche for itself as a particularly punchy yet smooth folk and rock-and-roll rhythm guitar as a result. The Hummingbird is the acoustic guitar that was used by the likes of Keith Richards, Marc Bolan, Sheryl Crow, John McLaughlin, and Jimmy Page. The Hummingbird captures a measure of the pastoral whimsy and brave new horizons of the 1960s”along with a solid chunk of woody acoustic tone.

Features
  • Vintage Original Spec aged finish
  • Square shoulder dreadnought body
  • Premium Sitka spruce top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Round neck profile
  • Madagascar rosewood fingerboard
  • Single-ply binding
  • Mother-of-pearl parallelogram inlays
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • 1.725" nut
  • Mother-of-pearl crown inlay on headstock
  • Custom early 60s Dark Heritage Cherry VOS top and back Finish
  • Madagascar rosewood bridge
  • Mother-of-pearl dot bridge inlays
  • White bridge pins
  • Vintage Gold Keystone "Green Keys" tuners
  • Tortoise Hummingbird pickguard hand-painted and casted in the original
  • 1960s mold
Specifications
  • Body
    Body Style: Square Shoulder Dreadnought
    Top Species: Premium Sitka Spruce
    Back and Sides: Mahogany
    Body Binding: 6-ply top, 4-ply back
    Neck
    Species: Mahogany
    Scale: 24-3/4"
    Profile: Round
    Fingerboard
    Species: Madagascar Rosewood
    Binding: single-ply
    Inlay: Mother-of-pearl Parallelograms
    Nut Width: 1.725
    Other Inlays: Mother-of-pearl Crown on Headstock
    Custom early '60s Dark Heritage Cherry VOS top and back finish
    Bridge
    Bridge: Madagascar Rosewood
    Bridge Inlay: Mother-of-pearl Dots
    Pins: White
    Hardware
    Tuners: Gold Keystone "Green Keys"
    Pickguard: Tortoise Hummingbird
    Period-correct bracing
    Case: Five-ply, made in America case with exacting vintage arching, accurate vintage liner, authentic replica nickel-plated latches, and accurate tan case covering. Provides maximum protection.

    Vintage original specification aged finish
    Nitrocellulose lacquer finish for beauty and tone
    Hand-fit, tapered dovetail joint to maximize sound vibration transfer from the neck to body
    Radius top to maximize sound projection
    Hand-scalloped top bracing for added strength and a light top
    Handcrafted in Bozeman, MT
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GibsonHummingbird True Vintage VOS Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hum that tune...

By Taylor Copeland

from Monkton, MD

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage VOS Acoustic Guitar:

I was recently at my local Guitar Center picking out a semi-hollow body for playing jazz. After it was purchased, I selected a case from the acoustic room. I would be a fool not to play the guitars around me. I noticed this Hummingbird, picked up off the wall and strummed a major seventh chord. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. The series name fits without a doubt; a Hummingbird with the right strings sounds majestic. I didn't believe a guitar could sound that good. Great sustain, superb action, awe-inspiring resonance, and outstanding tone. Not to mention, it was as if the strings were in pairs; it seemed to have a chorus sound. And on top of that, it is without a doubt great looking. If you can afford it, it is a great guitar to own. Maybe I will have one in a few years, if I'm lucky.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Acoustic Guitar I ever played

By Dan H.

from PA

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage VOS Acoustic Guitar:

This is a really fine acoustic guitar. It has a nice neck and playability and it really stays true to its 1960 introduction. I would recommend this guitar for any acoustic player.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Gibson Hummingbirg Acoustic

By Jim S.

from Langhorne, PA

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage VOS Acoustic Guitar:

Had an opportunity to test drive a new bird. The tone was woody and smooth not to much treble but just enough. Sounds similar to my old original run bird but after so many years of fine aging this one will have to catch up and in time will be a sweet and smooth as mine. Yes its a keeper a bit pricy but its worth the $$$ for a lifetime of of enjoyment you.ll get from this instrument. Oh, nice action and neck feel especially for my large hand!

(3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Throwback on a great original

By Matt

from Tampa, FL

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage VOS Acoustic Guitar:

Since its introduction in 1960, the original Hummingbird has been one of Gibson Acoustic�ۡ���s most enduring models. The new 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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good...no....GREAT!!

By Dan

from Plano, TX

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage VOS Acoustic Guitar:

Wow at this guitar. Unbelievable sound quality and deep amazing tone. Stays in tune great...AMAZING action. I was in GC looking at a Taylor and saw this guitar and fell in love. I have used this guitar primarily for recording and it plays back BEAUTIFULLY! By far the best recorded sound I've gotten from a guitar. I know it seems a bit pricy but well worth it if you know your guitars and looking for an investment and something that is going to hold its value and quality. BUY THIS GUITAR!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Typical Gibson Quality

By TD

from dallas,tx

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage VOS Acoustic Guitar:

Very well made, as every Gibson I've ever owned. Projects sound very well. You get what you pay for and Gibson is worth every penny.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

worth the money

By losinghismind

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage VOS Acoustic Guitar:

The Gibson Hummingbird has a truly beautiful tone. Its great for pretty much any style of music and its really fun to play. I spent the extra money on it and I'm really glad I did.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't Be Beat

By Fletch

from Nashville, TN

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage VOS Acoustic Guitar:

I've owned about every acoustic guitar, and many have great qualities. Having said that NONE EVEN COME CLOSE to the sound of the Hummingbird. It has a solid no matter where you are on the fretboard. You'll be proud of this one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Acoustic out there

By Bill Wheat

from Crown Point, In

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage VOS Acoustic Guitar:

My friend bought a Hummingbird about a year ago. I sat down and played it and went out and bought my own within the next week. Best sounding acoustic out there. I now write almost 100% of all songs on the acoustic.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Hummingbird

By ally

from santa ana CA

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage VOS Acoustic Guitar:

three words. Amazing, Amzaing , Amazing. this guitar is one guitar that every great guitar player needs in their collection. it sound qwuality is perfect especially for people who sing. it is beautiful in every way and can be used buy both beginners and proffesionals.

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