Gibson Hummingbird Guitar Vintage Cherry Sunburst
A distinctive appearance with a premium tone. The Gibson Hummingbird 2019 has been seen in the hands of many professional players since it first debuted in 1960 - powering many musical journeys
As with any Gibson instrument, the Hummingbird 2019 is crafted with the best possible materials to ensure exquisite performance, playability, and tone. Additionally, high-quality electronics make it perfect for stage and studio use while its versatility makes it perform superbly throughout many different genres and playing styles.
The Gibson Hummingbird is instantly recognisable. This is in large part thanks to its ornate pickguard and striking vintage cherry sunburst finish. It was born to stand out from the crowd. Join Keith Richards and many other dedicated Gibson fans, and find out why they all chose the Hummingbird.
The Gibson Hummingbird 2019 only gets better with age. The Hummingbird features a sitka spruce top which delivers a broad dynamic range, and a sound that develops character over its life. In addition, the Hummingbird's beautiful top is accompanied by mahogany back and sides which produce a resonant, distinct-warmth. Additionally, used as back and side panels, the mahogany projects a superb mid-range, producing punchy, woody tones with plenty of depth and complexity. This sonically-pleasing mixture of tonewoods is well-known among guitarists as the 'classic' acoustic sound, providing versatility, warmth, perfect for a wide range of genres and playing styles.
This distinctive Hummingbird projects an enormous acoustic voice and maintains overall tonal balance. The Hummingbird's square shoulders deliver a superb bass response due to the sound having more room to reverberate around the body. In addition, when you attack the flat-top with a more aggressive strumming pattern, the sound just gets bigger and bigger. You can achieve numerous genres with ease including blues, rock, pop, country and much more. It can be the heart of any great melody.
Constructed from mahogany, the Hummingbird's neck offers a quick, dynamic response. Additionally, the neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard that adds clarity to the Hummingbird's sound whilst providing a smooth playing experience. Furthermore, the fingerboard is graced with eye-catching mother of pearl parallelogram inlays, adding to its already premium appearance.
The Gibson Hummingbird 2019 comes equipped with the popular VTC pickup from LR Baggs - perfect for professionals. This high-quality LR Baggs system features a low-profile undersaddle pickup that's proven more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups. With an unobtrusive and removable volume/tone control mounted just within the soundhole, the VTC and the Hummingbird together are an unmistakable combination.
Additionally, the VTC features rotary controls for both volume and tone shaping, allowing you to easily tweak your amplified tone. It is also designed to project the rich sonic character that you'd expect from a mic'd up performance in a studio environment. Overall, the LR Baggs VTC captures the magic of your guitar's natural acoustic tone, projecting the sound faithfully and beautifully.
As with many of Gibson's acoustic range, the Hummingbird comes fitted with traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing. This specific type of bracing structure consists of two braces forming an 'X' shape across the soundboard which not only enhances the sound and offers a well-balanced tone, but also provides a reinforced stable and durable structure. Furthermore, with traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing the Hummingbird's tone is enhanced beautifully, providing superior projection and volume.
A familiar, distinctive appearance - the Hummingbird continues to stand out from the crowd, looking regal and ready. The body is finished in a stunning vintage cherry sunburst which is a key part of its rich history. Additionally, the distinctive colour is complemented by a hand-painted pickguard, which embodies the aptly named 'Hummingbird' design beautifully.
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