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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
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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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4.0

good value

By Robo

from Southern Illinois

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Feel
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    pros-sounds great for rhythm playing or voice acompanyment.

    very good volume Found only one tiny flaw in the finish- looks like a bit of lint in the finish by the soundhole. Tuners work well.
    Action was acceptable; won't be changing that anytime soon. Nice case. Sound is "thick",meaning not much separation of notes in chords. Single notes are not thin sounding at all. Good for meaty sounding chord work.
    Cons- Rough fret ends. The back and sides have heavily applied stain- no grain is visible, a bummer to me. Is something being hidden? This was made in 2016, but is labeled 2017 on the serial number. Therefore it has the new '17 vintage sunburst, which looks to me like it was dragged through a swamp- no highlights, just dullish colors on the front. Changed the strings down to 11's and lost more volume and bass than on my other guitars. Plugged in sound is decent through a PA.

     
    5.0

    yes I would buy it again. The sound is so rich

    By texas jam

    from austin tx

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Nothing better, the sound is so rich

         
        5.0

        Working mans guitar

        By Travism

        from Jackson, ms.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Needed another tool for the job... This guitar covers all styles very well... Simple electronics that sound pure and reliable.. Pro instrument for sure.. Action was perfect out of the box.. Slide, fingerpicking, strumming, lead playin.. You name it. Like this Hummingbird pro better than standard Hummingbird. Has 25.5 scale which make for very balanced sound.. For solo shows this is the only acoustic guitar I need.. If you play for a living it's worth the cash.. It's a Gibson nuff said.

           
          5.0

          Love at first sight.

          By Stormwatch

          from Belgium, Ostend.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Went out with some cash to try out a few guitars. Had a wall full of different Taylors try out, as I was very curious about them. They sounded okay, but just didn't feel good. It's true, you like them, or you don't, I guess. Got the Hummingbird Pro 2016 handed over by the shopkeeper and just fell in love with it. The feel, the sound, ... nothing like any guitar I ever had. Love the wide neck and the action of mine is a tad higher (still very ok though), but that contributes to the sound. Ended up buying it. There was a connection on the spot. It smells good, it plays good and it looks good and man, it's mine to have :-). And it's a Gibson! (from which I heard there were some quality issues). Solid hard case included. And of we go. Must say, it's a guitar with a sweet but specific sound. Not all the songs I write (acoustic, fingerpicking and strum), do necceserily favour the sound of this specific guitar, but this only defines the individuality of the guitar more. The songs who do sound very 'professional' to me.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My main stage axe

              By redwolf0849

              from Burlington NJ

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              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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                  • No
                   
                  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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (12 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Somewhat of a disappointment

                        By Songbird

                        from Portland, Oregon

                        Verified Buyer

                        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.

                          (23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Extremely Disappointed

                          By Steven Cramer

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric 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 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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