The unmistakable Gibson Hummingbird is followed by the masses as one of the most remarkable acoustic guitars ever built. The new Hummingbird Original blends vintage appointments and today’s modern, high-quality build construction. Outfitted with gold Gotoh Keystone tuners, double antiqued binding, a traditional Hummingbird truss rod cover, and a bone nut and saddle
A feast of premium tonewoods and appointments
The Gibson Acoustic Hummingbird Original model features premium tonewoods. For starters, there’s the solid mahogany back and sides for warm, full-range tone. It’s topped by a choice selection of Sitka spruce, which gives you sparkle and extreme clarity to go with the bold and expressive sound of the mahogany body. The Hummingbird Original also features a neck made of select mahogany and a fretboard of select rosewood. Topped off with MOP parallelogram and Crown inlays and elegant gold hardware, this Gibson Acoustic Hummingbird Original will make you smile every time you open the case.
LR Baggs Element VTC Active Acoustic Pickup System
The Hummingbird Original comes equipped with LR Baggs’s popular Element VTC electronics, which feature a low-profile undersaddle transducer that’s proven more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups. Combined with an onboard preamp with unobtrusive volume control, mounted just inside the soundhole, the Element VTC is a tremendous performer. Its sleek and effective design removes unnecessary internal components to enhance the coupling between the pickup and the guitar and improve the sensitivity of the transducer for a robust, lively, and natural acoustic sound with excellent dynamics and a delicate high end.
Own one of the world’s most beloved acoustic guitars
The Hummingbird was Gibson’s first 16″-wide dreadnought-style guitar with the extra-wide upper bout, known as the “square-shouldered” body shape. To emphasize the importance of the new model, Gibson outfitted the original Hummingbird with such eye-catching features as a cherry sunburst finish (the first on a Gibson Flat Top), double-parallelogram fingerboard inlays, multilayered binding, and a modernized pickguard engraved with a hummingbird and blossoms. As discriminating guitarists immediately discovered, underneath the Hummingbird’s flashy ornamentation is a solid, top-quality guitar. You’ll feel the same way when you get your hands on this Gibson Hummingbird Original.
- Classic Square Shoulder dreadnought
- Sitka spruce top provides excellent tone and detail, and will only sound better with time
- Premium mahogany back and sides deliver full, warm tone
- LR Baggs VTC Element pickup system provides natural and dynamic amplified tone
- Rosewood fretboard with rolled edges for an extra-smooth feel