Of Gibson's many famous designs, the Hummingbird Standard may be one of the most recognizable. The first square shoulder dreadnought Gibson ever produced, it has been turning heads since 1960. It's known not only for a wide-ranging sound that can adapt to any style, but also for its uniquely shaped pickguard, which is usually adorned with a hummingbird and flower theme, as on this 2019 Hummingbird Standard acoustic/electric guitar.
Hummingbird Standard Tonewoods and Bracing
The 2019 Hummingbird Standard acoustic/electric features the reliable combination of a mahogany body with Sitka spruce top and adds a gorgeous Vintage Cherry Sunburst gloss finish. Sitka spruce is the most popular top wood for steel-string acoustic guitars, beloved for both its projection qualities and broad dynamic range. Just as popular, mahogany is desired for its warm timbre, resonance, sustain, and extra boost on the low end. All of this, combined with traditional hand-scalloped X bracing, makes it a solid choice for fingerpicking leads or chord strumming accompaniment.
'50s Rounded Profile Neck
The 2019 Hummingbird Standard has a mahogany neck with a '50s rounded profile. This means it's slightly fatter than more modern neck designs, making it a more comfortable feel for traditionalists. It's also outfitted with a rosewood fingerboard appointed with traditional mother-of-pearl parallelograms. The TUSQ nut and saddle ensures excellent vibration transfer, while nickel Grover Rotomatic tuning machines will help you keep it in tune longer.
L.R. Baggs Electronics
Making it a great choice for gigging performers or singer-songwriters ready to hit the stage, Gibson equipped the 2019 Hummingbird Standard acoustic/electric with an L.R. Baggs VTC soundhole-mounted pickup. With worry-free performance, it gives you discrete, easy-to-use volume and tone controls to hone in your sound.
Gibson is well known for a decorated past full of creativity, innovation and trend-setting body designs. The Standard Series offers Gibson's most celebrated historical models, as well as several popular designs built in the modern era. From small body-to-Super Jumbo body shapes, these time-honored guitars are full of expression, character and exquisite beauty.
- Traditional Hummingbird pickguard art
- Multi-ply top and back binding
- Vintage Cherry Sunburst finish
- Traditonal belly up bridge
- Mother-of-pearl parallelogram fingerboard inlays
- Body type: Square shoulder
- Cutaway: No
- Top wood: Sitka spruce
- Back and sides: Mahogany
- Bracing pattern: Traditional hand-scalloped X
- Body finish: Nitrocellulose
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: 50s rounded
- Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Scale length: 24.75"
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: Not specified
- Pickup/preamp: Yes
- Brand: L.R. Baggs
- Configuration: Undersaddle transducer
- Preamp EQ: 2-band
- Feedback filter: No
- Tuner: No
- Headstock overlay: Not specified
- Tuning machines: Grover Rotomatic
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Saddle and nut: Tusq
- Number of strings: 6
- Special features: Pickguard design
- Case: Hardshell case
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: United States