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Gibson Hummingbird Pro Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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A true legend of acoustic instruments, the Gibson Hummingbird Pro acoustic-electric guitar was first introduced in 1960 as Gibson's earliest square-s...Read More

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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. Superb for all styles of playing, with a capacity for rich, first-position folk chords and intricate solo playing, the Hummingbird quickly became the icon of the Gibson acoustic line, and a favorite among legends like Gram Parsons and Keith Richards. The Hummingbird acoustic-electric guitar has been one of Gibson Acoustic's most enduring guitars. Includes case.

Body tonewoods (back, sides and top)
The body design of the cutaway Gibson Hummingbird Pro is known as a square shoulder dreadnought that gives you superior access to the upper fingerboard. 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 on the Gibson Hummingbird Pro acoustic-electric guitar extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The 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 acoustic electric guitar's fingerboard also sports traditional binding over the fret ends, which was a staple feature of many classic Gibson acoustics for many years.

Bracing
Every acoustic 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 is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the instrument's sound projection. Gibson Acoustic's Hummingbird Pro cutaway guitar has 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's introduction in 1960.

Fishman Prefix Plus-T acoustic pickup system
The Prefix Plus-T features ultra-quiet electronics and Volume, Bass, Treble and semi-parametric Contour controls. In addition to a built-in chromatic tuner, the Prefix Plus-T adds a Brilliance control and a Phase switch and Notch filter to help fight feedback.

Nickel Grover Rotomatic tuners
Grover's original Rotomatic tuners are an engineering marvel, with abundant style and performance exactly suited for the Gibson Hummingbird Pro acoustic electric 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.

Rosette
A rosette is the beautiful, handcrafted circle around the soundhole, 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 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 Hummingbird Pro cutaway acoustic-electric guitar.

FEATURES
  • Body style: cutaway dreadnought
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Scalloped advanced X-bracing pattern
  • Rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl parallelogram inlays
  • Indian rosewood bridge
  • Compound dovetail neck-to-body joint bonded with hide glue
  • Fishman Prefix T electronics with built-in tuner
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Vintage Gibson 1960s-style round neck profile
  • Hand-scalloped top bracing
  • No. of frets: 20/14 open
  • Nut width: 1.68"
  • Neck radius: 12"
  • Binding: white
  • Rosette: parallel rings
  • Bridge: rosewood
  • Pickguard: tortoise
  • Finish: vintage sunburst (nitrocellulose)
  • Tuners: Grovers Rotomatics
  • Electronics: Fishman Prefix Plus-T
  • Case: Hardshell

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GibsonHummingbird Pro Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar!!

By GuitarGuy55

from Lubbock, Tx

Pros

  • Action Very Fixable
  • beautiful guitar
  • Beautiful sound

Cons

  • Beefy Neck
  • High action

Best Uses

  • Great All Arounder
  • Live performance
  • Studio Guitar

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This Guitar is Amazing!! and has an Amazing Sound! The neck is just a little on the beefy side but nothing major. The Action on this guitar was also high but most the time it doesn't matter if its a $10k Guitar 99.9% of brand new Guitars need a professional set up!!! If you are looking for something better than this i would say Custom Shop is the only way to go! I am giving this Guitar 5 stars!!

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

buzz buzz

By Xujinjiang

from Austin TX

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

The action is high and there's serious buzz sound on upper fret areas, which is the probable reason why the action is set so high.

I give it two stars because of musican friends' excellent custom service.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pleasantly surprised

By asr77shred

from Livonia, Michigan

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Such brilliance and projection, with a lot of full bodied mid range! Crack from repaired headstock is almost invisible! Great tone, and stays in tune longer than my Songwriter. A cold, dry winter lies ahead keep those Gibsons out of the basement, and invest in a humidifier, or humidipaks!

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hard to beat at any price

By DougnHtown

from Houston, TX

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Craftsmanship
  • Features
  • Tone

Cons

  • Neck Is A Little Beefy

Best Uses

    Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I've been shopping for a replacement to my 23 year old beater for several years. The Gibson Hummingbird Pro Cutaway met nerly all of the points on my wish list. The tone is typical Gibson, dry and woody with great balance and clarity, but the longer scale adds to it's depth and bottom end. I prefered it's sound over the HD28 which has a big bottom end and a bit of a scoop in the mids. This is the narrowest neck you can get on a non-custom shop Gibson acoustic, but it is still a little thicker than I prefer. The profile is more D-shaped than the HD28. If you're looking for a tasteful, premium-level, performance acoustic with a cutaway and great electronics, you'll be hard-pressed for find a better value.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is one awesome guitar.

    Pros

    • Looks
    • Playability
    • Tone

    Cons

    • None yet

    Best Uses

    • Stage
    • Studio

    Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Bought this last week and received it Tuesday. Right out of the case, I knew it was going to be a player. I have a '72 Martin D28 that I bought new so this had to stand up to that comparison. It did. Although the Martin has a deeper tone, the Gibson can hold it's own. I imagine it will get deeper in time so that isn't an issue. The neck is a little wider so a short learning curve is required but all in all, this is fast becoming my go to guitar. It seems comfortable with whatever type of music I'm playing but I prefer my Martin for blues. That has a smoother low end and I prefer that but for anything else, This is my new preference.

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    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Guitar

    By John Daigrepont

    from Georgia

    Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Opened the case and the guitar looked great and the finish was flawless. Then I tuned it and played it. I wasn't impressed. Had a little string vibration (needed a little truss rod adjustment). Took it and had a setup done on it. Better, but still only an average sound (nothing special). Then I put a set of Thomastik-Infeld strings on it and "Holy Cow" I love this guitar. Not to advertise someone's strings, but they made a world of difference. A good set of strings turned this guitar from one that I was considering selling or returning into an absolutely awesome guitar that now I wouldn't trade for anything. The sound is amazing.
    The string height is a little higher than I'm used to, but then I'm used to an electric guitar, not an acoustic. They're not too high though, and the playability is good without having to lower the action.
    I would recommend this guitar to anyone wanting a nice acoustic with a great sound. You will need to do a setup, or get one done, and replace the strings with good quality strings.

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    (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing tone

    By Jeret Lockhart

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    When I decided to get another acoustic, it was between this one and a similarly priced Martin with the Aura system. They sounded very similar. I chose the Gibson because of the unparalleled low end and easy to use EQ. Sometimes if I'm doing some finger picking I like to quickly boost the lows. With the Aura system that seemed nearly impossible. With the fishman system on the Gibson, it's as quick and easy as moving a slider. Still, I wish the Gibson did not have the fret issue. Just play your instrument all the way up the neck on each string before you decide weather or not that's the one to keep.
    The Hummingbird Pro Cutaway has everything anybody could ever need. Amazing electronics with EQ and tuner, playability, easy to change the battery, etc...
    The quality is great with a few exceptions. Mine came with the 6th fret too high. It causes every string to buzz at the 5th fret. I have to get a professional to fix it. I have definitely seen a trend with Gibsons in recent years having problems like this. It is not a deal breaker for me because the guitar is so great in every other way. I can't say enough about the quality of sound. I've never heard an acoustic with such warm lows and smooth highs. I play it plugged in every week and fall more in love with it each time I pick it up.

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    (13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Cut Above the Rest

    By justin gann

    from Ramstein Germany

    Comments about Gibson Hummingbird Pro Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I love my Gibson Hummingnird Pro EC. It has an amazing full bodied tone, and exceptional sustain. The cutaway does actually make a difference as it allows full access of the upper register without sacrificing volume or tone. The fishman pickup system is great. You can dial in a wide variety of voicings and make it sound great through any system. Normally, trying to play through a house PA or something really sounds terrible with a cheaper pickup. Last but not least, this is a beautiful instrument. I am absolutely amazed at how great the sunburst looks every time I pick the guitar up. One thing I would caution you about, though, is that the neck on this thing is super thick. Personally I love the way the neck feels, but for most people it's too much to handle. I wouldn't recommend it for the hobbyist. This guitar was meant for the guy who really keeps his chops in tip top shape. But that should be no problem after you hear it for the first time. I certainly have developed an addiction to this instrument.
    Couldn't ask for better quality features. Top of the line pickup and hardware. You can't go wrong with Grover tuners and Fishman Electronics.
    Gibson quality shines through on this model. No complaints here.
    Really wish I didn't have to spend that much money, but you gotta do what you gotta do to get the right one.

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