Building on the legacy of Gibson's legendary Hummingbird and Dove models from the early 1960s, the new Gibson Sparrow model is the new tone-monster acoustic now exclusively offered by us and the build... Read More
Building on the legacy of Gibson's legendary Hummingbird and Dove models from the early 1960s, the new Gibson Sparrow model is the new tone-monster acoustic now exclusively offered by us and the builders at Gibson Montana. Be the first in your town to own this groundbreaking model. And tell all your friends - There's a New Bird in Town.
The Gibson factory at Bozeman, Montana, has been artfully producing handmade guitars since 1989. Gibson deserves their place as makers of premier acoustic guitars for each instrument is an exquisite example of the finest raw materials and pride of workmanship. Find out for yourself how a flattop made by master craftsmen and women truly plays and sounds. Reserve your Gibson Montana now.
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Comments about Gibson Sparrow Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:
Yesterday, I played a Gibson Sparrow Vintage Sunburst at my local Guitar Center. They had just received it the day before. Sound quality: Unlike many Gibson acoustics, this particular Sparrow sounded very bright across all strings and had wonderful sustain. The sales rep felt that its sound was a cross between a Gibson and a Martin D28. I felt that its sound was a cross between a Gibson and a Taylor. To me, the high range strings said Taylor and the low range strings said Gibson. In any case, this particular Sparrow was a bright and lively sounding guitar. Being a Martin, Taylor, and Gibson fan, I liked the sound. Visual appeal: The finish on the guitar was wonderful and the look of the Vintage Sunburst version was extremely appealing. To me, the only visual downside was the artwork on the pickguard, specifically, its rudimentary artwork styling. Where the Gibson Dove and Hummingbird have nice, artful, and graceful pickguard artwork, the Sparrow's artwork, in my opinion, would be more fitting on a guitar costing significantly less. (Normally, pickguard artwork is irrelevant to me, but it's such a prominent feature on this guitar.) Playability: I played it for about half an hour. The guitar played very nicely. It has a Hummingbird and/or Songwriter style neck. The body size was comfortable. The only downside was that the frets were unfinished (i.e., rough surface). If you bent a string or added vibrato to a note, there was a very noticeable (both audible and tactile) metal-to-metal scrapping sound as the strings moved over the rough fret surface. I hope that this was just a quality control issue with this specific Sparrow and not by design. Given the high price of the guitar, I expected smooth fret surfaces out of the box. Electronics: I didn't plug the guitar into an amp, so I can't comment on the electronics. Pros: Beautiful Vintage Sunburst finish. Nice body size. Nice playability. Nice solid neck feel. Balanced string brightness across all strings. Nice sustain. Cons: Unfinished fret surface. For me, the pickguard's artwork-style was a detractor. My understanding is that the folks at Musician's Friend designed this guitar as an MF (and GC) special. Overall, I really like the guitar. I hope Gibson makes the Sparrow a standard part of Gibson?s acoustic lineup.
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