Gibson’s Hummingbird has been embraced by some of the world’s most famous guitarists spanning several genres of music.
The key to its success is versatility. From folk to rock, country to blues. It can do it all. Fingerpicking, big open chord strumming, capos; the Hummingbird tackles anything with ease.
Body and neck
Gibson rarely go wrong with tonewood. They’ve opted for the classic pairing of Mahogany back and sides and a Sitka Spruce top on this Avant Garde model. You’ll get rich warmth from the Mahogany with the Spruce adding the crisp highs.
The Nashville-based company have redesigned the neck for the Hummingbird. A new Advanced Response shape makes this guitar quicker to play than ever before. The slimmer 60’s style taper on the Mahogany neck makes for a pleasing experience when fretting the Rosewood fingerboard.
Traditional hand-scalloped x-bracing and a dovetail neck joint are permanent, reliable features used by Gibson for over half a century. No need to deviate when a guitar has as much longevity as the Hummingbird does.
More players nowadays need a preamp on an acoustic. Being able to plug into an amp for effects, versatility or volume is massively beneficial. That’s why Gibson have equipped the Hummingbird with the LR Baggs Element preamp and undersaddle pickup.
Rather than depending on string compression, the Element has been engineered to mirror the soundboard’s movement as you play. No infamous ‘quack’ sound. You get huge dynamic range here.
- Body Style: Square Shoulder
- Back: Mahogany
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Bracing: Traditional Hand-Scalloped Advanced X-Bracing
- Binding: Multi-Ply Top, Single-Ply Back
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck profile: Advanced Response
- Nut width: 1.725”
- Neckjoint Compound: Dovetail Neck-To-Body Joint
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale length: 25.5”
- Number of frets: 20
- Nut: Tusq
- Inlays: Mother-Of-Pearl Dots
- Bridge: Traditional Belly Up, Rosewood
- Tuners: Mini Grover Rotomatics
- Plating: Nickel
- Pickup: LR Baggs™ Element
- Controls: 1 Volume
- Case: Gibson Hardshell