Gibson Guitars Gibson Hummingbird Rosewood AG 2018 Antique Natural

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Gibson Hummingbird Rosewood AG 2018 Antique Natural

What We Think 

The Gibson Hummingbird Rosewood AG is a fantastic playing and sound guitar! It features a slim body depth and cutaway to make the instrument extremely comfortable and effortless to play! The carefully selected tone woods make give this guitar an amazing, rich tone perfect for any style of playing! Also traditional hand scalloped X-bracing provides a solid and secure build while improving resonance, tone and volume. This fantastic instrument is currently in stock and available here at Rimmers Music in Bolton.

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The Gibson Hummingbird Rosewood AG, Antique Natural (2018) is hand-crafted with the authentic and iconic building techniques of pre-war Gibson guitars. The Hummingbird expresses a passionate sound which comes from its high-quality sitka spruce and rosewood construction. The sitka spruce top and rosewood back and sides provide the Hummingbird with a broad dynamic range, blended with a richly resonant sound that can be amplified when needed. This stunning electro acoustic is equipped with a LR Baggs pickup system which makes the Hummingbird an ideal stage-ready instrument that the gigging guitarist's will love. To provide a big voice and great projection, the Hummingbird has a dreadnought cutaway body shape which offers access to more challenging chords higher up the fingerboard due to its smooth Venetian cutaway. Finished in antique natural for a high-quality appearance and feel, the Gibson Hummingbird offers a simply stunning look to match its sonic pleasures. Gibson hardshell case included.

L.R. Baggs VTC Pickup

The Gibson Hummingbird Rosewood AG comes equipped with the popular VTC pickup from L.R. Baggs, which features a low-profile undersaddle pickup that's proven more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups. Combined with an unobtrusive and removable volume/tone control mounted just within the soundhole, the VTC and the Hummingbird together provide the idyllic setup for the professional musician. The VTC features rotary controls for both volume and tone shaping, and is designed to project the rich sonic character that you'd expect from a mic'd up performance in a studio environment.

Sitka Spruce & Rosewood Construction

The Gibson Hummingbird combines a perfect choice of tonewoods to achieve both a beautiful tone and visually striking instrument. Equipped with a sitka spruce top, the Hummingbird provides longevity and uniform grain, offering a sturdy platform. The choice of using sitka spruce offers an idyllic soundboard, and generates a broad dynamic range that can accommodate many different genres and playing techniques. Combined with rosewood back and sides, the Hummingbird also produces clear articulation, with deep lows and throaty growl. Both tonewoods add their own distinctive character to the overall tone of the Hummingbird, and is aptly named for the sweet singing voice it projects.

Mahogany Neck & Richlite Fingerboard

Constructed from mahogany, the Hummingbird's neck offers plenty of resonance and superb durability. The neck is topped with a richlite fingerboard that offers the feel, playability, and appearance of ebony. Richlite is scratch, heat, and stain-resistant, as well as being non-toxic and non-warping. This environmentally friendly fingerboard is sprinkled with mother of pearl single parallelogram inlays for added elegance and a high-end finish.

Square Should Dreadnought Cutaway

The Gibson Hummingbird features a square shoulder dreadnought body and a Venetian cutaway, providing players with superb projection and overall tonal balance. The big body is better suited to players with a longer reach. The sheer volume the Hummingbird can project makes it ideal for the singer/songwriter, as vocalists can really push their diaphragm to the max and not feel too loud against the guitar's volume, as it will sing as loud as you do. Its square shoulders offer a bit more volume and a boomy voice that can handle many styles of play. The Hummingbird also features a Venetian cutaway which enables players to reach more challenging chords.

Venetian Cutaway

The Venetian Cutaway is renowned for its soft, round lines, creating a visually stunning look that is recognisable on any body. This type of cutaway allows easier access to the upper frets for a comfortable play, and enables you with more freedom throughout the fingerboard.

Traditional Hand Scalloped X-Bracing

As with many of Gibson's acoustic range, the Hummingbird features 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, but also provides a reinforced stable and durable structure.

Features

  • 2018 Edition of the Gibson Hummingbird Rosewood, new and improved
  • Slimmer body depth offers comfortable play
  • Solid sitka spruce and rosewood construction projects sonic pleasures
  • Advanced response neck offer silky smooth action
  • L.R. Baggs pickup replicates natural acoustic guitar tone perfectly
  • Dreadnought body shape has excellent projection
  • Mini Grover machineheads for precise tuning
  • Mother of Pearl inlays for added elegance
  • Traditional hand scalloped X-bracing reinforces guitar structure

Specs

Body & Bridge

  • Series: Core
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Body Material: Rosewood
  • Body Shape: Square Shoulder Dreadnought Cutaway
  • Bracing: Traditional Hand Scalloped X-Bracing
  • Bridge: Modern Belly Down Richlite
  • Finish: Antique Natural
  • Colour: Natural

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Advanced Response
  • Neck Joint: Compound Dovetail
  • Fingerboard Material: Richlite
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Mother of Pearl Single Parallelogram
  • Nut Material: Tusq

Hardware & Electronics

  • Pickup: LR Baggs VTC
  • Hardware Colour: Nickel
  • Tuning Machines: Mini Grover
  • Case: Gibson Hardshell Case

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