Absolutely stunning looking and sounding Gibson!
The Original Series of guitars embodies vintage-inspired detailing from the golden era of Gibson. Each model is rich in old-school features and workmanship while living up to the legendary quality, playability and superb tone that Gibson acoustics are known for world-wide.
Hummingbird Original Details
• Sitka spruce top
• Mahogany back & sides
• Multi-ply top and back binding
• Mahogany neck w/round profile
• Rosewood fingerboard
• 24.75" scale length
• Traditional belly-up bridge
• Gotoh keystone tuners
• Gold hardware
• LR Baggs VTC pickup system
• Comes with Gibson hardshell case
The LR Baggs VTC Element pickup system provides natural and dynamic amplified tone.
The Hummingbird has been one of Gibson’s most recognized — and played — acoustic guitars for over 50 years. With outstanding tone, looks, and playability that ensure crown-jewel-status in our Guitar Gallery, the Gibson Acoustic Hummingbird Original acoustic-electric gives you the classic, all-solid-wood, square-shoulder dreadnought with premium mahogany back and sides and a Sitka spruce top. With its luscious hand-rubbed nitro finish, all eyes will be on you when you take the stage with this beauty. And when you plug in, you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous, natural amplified sound, courtesy of the onboard LR Baggs Element VTC electronics.
The Gibson Acoustic Hummingbird Original model features premium tonewoods. For starters, there’s the solid mahogany back and sides for warm, full-range tone. It’s topped by a choice selection of Sitka spruce, which gives you sparkle and extreme clarity to go with the bold and expressive sound of the mahogany body. The Hummingbird Original also features a neck made of select mahogany and a fretboard of select rosewood. Topped off with MOP parallelogram and Crown inlays and elegant gold hardware, this Gibson Acoustic Hummingbird Original will make you smile every time you open the case.
The Hummingbird Original comes equipped with LR Baggs’s popular Element VTC electronics, which feature a low-profile undersaddle transducer that’s proven more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups. Combined with an onboard preamp with unobtrusive volume control, mounted just inside the soundhole, the Element VTC is a tremendous performer. Its sleek and effective design removes unnecessary internal components to enhance the coupling between the pickup and the guitar and improve the sensitivity of the transducer for a robust, lively, and natural acoustic sound with excellent dynamics and a delicate high end.
The Hummingbird was Gibson’s first 16″-wide dreadnought-style guitar with the extra-wide upper bout, known as the “square-shouldered” body shape. To emphasize the importance of the new model, Gibson outfitted the original Hummingbird with such eye-catching features as a cherry sunburst finish (the first on a Gibson Flat Top), double-parallelogram fingerboard inlays, multilayered binding, and a modernized pickguard engraved with a hummingbird and blossoms. As discriminating guitarists immediately discovered, underneath the Hummingbird’s flashy ornamentation is a solid, top-quality guitar. You’ll feel the same way when you get your hands on this Gibson Hummingbird Original.