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Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Electric Guitar  Vintage Sunburst 

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A modern edition of one of Gibson's most revered models.

A true legend of acoustic instruments, the Gibson Hummingbird Pro acoustic-electric 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. 


This 2016 model features a comprehensive Plek-assisted setup for exceptional action and performance. Speaking of which, the fingerboard edge has been softened to make it fit the contour of your hand and a finer grit sandpaper and polishing compounds in the high gloss finish make it easier to slide up and down the neck with ease. The fingerboard and bridge have been hand rubbed and oiled to help them last longer and maximize the rosewood's natural vibrancy. It also has an engraved truss rod cover and L.R. Baggs Element VTC pickup so you can enjoy it when your sound needs the bump of amplification.

Includes hardshell case.

Body tonewoods (back, sides and top)

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.

Rosewood fingerboard with traditional binding and split parallelogram inlays

The resilience of rosewood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The Gibson Hummingbird Pro guitar's split parallelogram inlays are made of genuine mother of pearl, and are inserted into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn't require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also sports traditional binding over the fret ends, which was a staple feature of many classic Gibson acoustic guitars for many years.

Bracing
Every acoustic electric guitar made by Gibson features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body, a feature normally found only in limited run, handmade guitars. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic guitar is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the guitar's sound projection. Gibson Acoustic's Hummingbird Pro guitar sports a single "X" bracing pattern similar to the design inside vintage Gibson J-30s. This traditional pattern delivers a balanced midrange tone, with unbiased lows and rich, clear highs, producing a warm tone that has been a favorite among artists and players alike since the original Gibson Hummingbird guitars introduced in 1960.

L.R. Baggs Element VTC acoustic pickup system

The L.R. Baggs Element Active System VTC undersaddle acoustic pickup delivers performance previously unattainable from an undersaddle pickup. The streamlined and efficient design removes every unnecessary internal component to improve the coupling between the transducer and the guitar. This substantially improves the sensitivity of the transducer so the acoustic guitar pickup delivers a robust, lively, and open sound with great dynamics and a delicate high end.

Nickel Grover Rotomatic tuners


Grover's original Rotomatic tuners are an engineering marvel, with abundant style and performance exactly suited for the Gibson Hummingbird guitar. With a gear ratio of 14:1, the Rotomatics deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. All moving parts are cut for exact meshing, eliminating the possibility of slippage. A countersunk tension screw lets players regulate the tuning tension to any degree. A special lubricant inside the gear box provides smooth and accurate tuning stability.

Crown peghead logo

Gibson put the first crown peghead logo on an ES-300 back in 1940, and it has graced the headstocks of many legendary Gibson guitars ever since, including today's Hummingbird Pro acoustic electric guitar.

Rosette

A rosette is the beautiful, hand-crafted circle around the sound hole, and can be one of the most ornamental elements of any acoustic guitar. It is also one of the most subtle and complicated woodworking decorations on any acoustic guitar. The rosette on the Gibson Hummingbird Pro guitar is a double-ring rosette, with the main ring consisting of seven-ply binding, and the second ring three-ply binding, adding a stylish, understated elegance to the Gibson Hummingbird True Pro acoustic-electric guitar.


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GibsonHummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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I bought this online from MF and this really could be; "the only acoustic you will ever need". Rich full sound. Booming base with beautiful sweet bright treble. Tons of...Read complete review

I bought this online from MF and this really could be; "the only acoustic you will ever need". Rich full sound. Booming base with beautiful sweet bright treble. Tons of projection. The build quality is first class all the way. Chunkier neck with a wide nut that is very comfortable to play. And yes, the woody smell of this guitar says: "come hold and play me". The action out of the box is perfectly playable but after a professional set-up and a new set of Gibson 11 phosphor bronze strings she soars. With a thin nitro finish this guitar is just going to get better and better with the years. Beautiful strummer, maybe not so much a picker like a Martin, but if you have always wanted a real Gibson and or a dreadnought IMHO you simply cannot go wrong with this guitar!

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I was extremely disappointed when I received my Gibson Pro The finish on the guitar looked like dark brown paint, you could not even see the wood grain. The clearcoat had what...Read complete review

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I was extremely disappointed when I received my Gibson Pro The finish on the guitar looked like dark brown paint, you could not even see the wood grain. The clearcoat had what looked like machined swirls throughout the finish. Thought about swapping the guitar because I love the sound, but could not get past the quality issue. If Gibson would let that guitar out of it's facility, I wondered what other quality issues it might have. Musician's Friend handled the return very well, with no hassles. Thanks for that!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My main stage axe

Pros

  • Beautiful Great Tone
  • Sound Playability

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This is a fine example of Gibson quality and workmanship. Out of the box the setup was flawless and the fit and finish superb. Not quite as bass heavy as a J-45 but the sound works well with our band. This guitar works very well (for me) with Elixyr 11's on it as I'm a rhythm player. A sound hole plug eliminates unwanted low frequency hum. I have this problem with my Larrivee as well so it might be our sound system that's at fault. A nice hard shell case is included. You won't be disappointed.

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      5.0

      Extremely Happy

      By Calzone

      from Ohio

      Pros

      • Plays like a dream

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          The guitar is a beautiful instrument. I look forward to the drive home from work daily so I can play on this wonderful guitar. Customer service and delivery were exceptional. I will definitely be a returning customer.

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          4.0

          Happy with guitar so far

          By Papa Jack

          from Lenoir, NC

          Pros

            Cons

            • Sn Not 1 Requested
            • Sn Rec Still Avail

            Best Uses

            • Solo gigs

            Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            This guitar was set up well, easy action, sound is very good, looks, wow, Looking forward to playing gig with this guitar.

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Truly Great Acoustic

            By Mike

            from Southern Maine

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            Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I had the opportunity to buy a guitar in this price range and shopped at a store that had a bunch of Martins and Gibsons. I'm partial to Gibsons because they look much prettier and the action is always lower than on Martins in my experience. I tried out a half dozen guitars and this Hummingbird Pro was the sweetest sounding. Has clarity and definition that others didn't have. The sunburst finish was beautiful. I've had mine for about 6 years now and take care of it by using a guitar humidifier which I recommend to everyone who wants to keep an acoustic in good condition. I had a guitar for 15 years which got damaged due to dry winters. Get a humidifier and some distilled water and get in the habit. The pickup system sounds pretty good but I find it best to use an EQ to get the most out of the guitar amplified. Boost the high end, dampen the mids a little. This guitar has a booming spot at about 160 hertz. I use Martin strings with an 11 high E and find that any gauge lighter gives up too much tone.

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            (12 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Somewhat of a disappointment

            By Songbird

            from Portland, Oregon

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            Pros

            • Fabulous basses Energeti
            • Fast neck
            • Yummy sunburst

            Cons

            • Finish mars
            • Not balanced
            • Trebles faint

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Basses and trebles could be better balanced, IMO, for a guitar of this quality.

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              (23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Extremely Disappointed

              By Steven Cramer

              from Undisclosed

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              I was extremely disappointed when I received my Gibson Pro The finish on the guitar looked like dark brown paint, you could not even see the wood grain. The clearcoat had what looked like machined swirls throughout the finish. Thought about swapping the guitar because I love the sound, but could not get past the quality issue. If Gibson would let that guitar out of it's facility, I wondered what other quality issues it might have. Musician's Friend handled the return very well, with no hassles. Thanks for that!

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              (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A working guitar

              By markb

              from Pittsburgh Area

              Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              This guitar followed me home. The more I play her, the better I like it. After about 15 minutes of playing, it was inevitable -- we were bonded. I upgraded the electronics to a Fishman Rare Earth Pro. Which works better for strumming than the under saddle pickup in my opinion. (I like the LR Baggs M1A better.) Using a dbx 15 band equalizer I found the plugged-in sound I wanted.In short, she sings wonderfully unplugged and nice through the PA system. All the wonderful sound of a fully dressed hummingbird in an instrument that can be used daily. I would feel uncomfortable putting many hours on the collector's version.

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              (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

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              By RickenVoxster

              from Phoenix, AZ

              Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I bought this online from MF and this really could be; "the only acoustic you will ever need". Rich full sound. Booming base with beautiful sweet bright treble. Tons of projection. The build quality is first class all the way. Chunkier neck with a wide nut that is very comfortable to play. And yes, the woody smell of this guitar says: "come hold and play me". The action out of the box is perfectly playable but after a professional set-up and a new set of Gibson 11 phosphor bronze strings she soars. With a thin nitro finish this guitar is just going to get better and better with the years. Beautiful strummer, maybe not so much a picker like a Martin, but if you have always wanted a real Gibson and or a dreadnought IMHO you simply cannot go wrong with this guitar!

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              (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Til death do us part!

              By Sledge

              from Arizona

              Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I purchased this guitar from Musician's Friend used. The guitar is superb in every aspect for being used! The playability is fantastic for my tastes. Some people have stated the action is too high, but I am fine with it as it is. I can't even tell I am playing it half the time, it's like running my fingers over silk! The construction is fantastic! It smells woodsy, and looks great! The L.R. Bags pickup works great! What more can I say, It's a Gibson, buy it if your in the market!

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              (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Plays very well and love the sound

              By Feemelvis

              from Santa Fe, NM

              Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I played a handful of guitars at the big box shop in town and couldn't find the right sound and feel for me. Standing on my tippie toes I pulled a hummingbird pro off the upper rack and immediately could feel the difference in quality. After playing for about 5 minutes, I knew I would own this guitar. It was delivered today from this company and I was sceptical at first after dropping some dough. I played for about an hour and fell in love with it again. I love the wide neck, deep sound, and beautiful finish. It's a really light guitar. The electronics were spot on through my little harmony amp. The action out of the box is too high for me, but playable. It also smells like a humidor, but I have no problem with that. Over all I'm very pleased with my purchase and would highly recommend this guitar. Cheers.

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