2016 Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Vintage Sunburst

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Summary: A true legend of acoustic instruments, the Gibson Hummingbird 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. 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. This acoustic guitar comes equipped with the L.R. Baggs Element ES acoustic pickup system and sounds great.

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

Cosmetics: This guitar has been played but well cared for. There is a good bit of buckle rash on the back of the body. There are some scratches and dents on the top and sides of the body (see photos). The headstock has some finish coming off (see photos). The frets, fingerboard, bridge, and saddle are all in great shape.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this guitar with a new set of 12’s. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Weight: 4 lbs., 10 oz.

Case: This acoustic guitar ships in the original Gibson hard shell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.