Classic Gibson Acoustic
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The Hummingbird series was introduced in 1960 as Gibson's first square-shoulder design — a departure from the round-shoulder series which began in the 40's. The Gibson Hummingbird immediately became popular with players in the emerging folk music scene as well as rock and roll. With the Hummingbird Rosewood AG, Gibson brings you the same vintage construction as when the first Hummingbird flew off the line in 1960. With a solid Sitka spruce top, rosewood back and sides, and a mahogany neck, the Hummingbird Rosewood AG produces a rich, varied tone that has made it a favorite among players like Keith Richards and Brian May. The solid midrange and treble tones that made this guitar famous are also supported by an ever-present lower tone that comes from expert design and materials. In short, this acoustic touches on all the tonal shades of color with every strum. An LR Baggs Element VTC pickup system also provides outstanding amplified tone when plugged in. Acoustic players here have fallen in love with the unique sound of the Hummingbird Rosewood AG and are confident you will, too.
A classic neck for great playability
Upon its release in 1960, the Gibson Hummingbird made a lasting impression for its neck design and overall playability. With the Hummingbird Rosewood AG, you get that same classic neck with a few updates. The mahogany neck features a new Advanced Response profile for even more comfort and playability. A Richlite fretboard is featured and further enhances the feel and response of a killer neck and fretboard pairing. And as with all Gibson guitars, the Hummingbird Rosewood AG receives Gibson's patented Plek treatment to ensure uniform fret contour and placement, eliminating string buzz and delivering perfect playability.
Exquisite tonewoods and gorgeous design
Once you play a Hummingbird and hear it sing, you will understand why this guitar has earned the iconic status it holds. Many players of the Hummingbird maintain that its tonal signature is truly one of a kind. Covering low, midrange, and treble in nearly equal parts, the Hummingbird Rosewood AG is a popular choice among a variety of players across genres. It sounds great strummed wide open with a pick or gently plucked with the fingers, making it a solid choice for country, bluegrass, folk, or rock and roll.
Gibson Hummingbird Rosewood AG Features:
- Exquisite tonewoods of Sitka spruce, rosewood, and mahogany produce warm, rich tone
- Advanced Response neck profile makes for smooth playability
- Plek'd fretting means great consistency and playability
- LR Baggs VTC system provides excellent amplified tone
- Mother-of-pearl single parallelogram inlays and walnut burst finish for classic look