Gibson Reinvents Beauty
The Gibson Hummingbird has withstood 50 years of varying guitar fads and styles. Quality never goes out of style. No matter how many new body types are available, or what the latest color trend is, players will ultimately return to what sounds and feels good. The Gibson Hummingbird has been one of the most played (and loved!) acoustic guitars of the last century. Introduced in 1960, the Hummingbird surprised many with its adoption by musicians of almost any style: country, bluegrass, rock, blues… you name it. Virtually any musician that had a chance to play one fell in love with the Hummingbird. The rampant enthusiasm collectors have for the Hummingbird continually confirms what an exceptional guitar it really is.
To memorialize this iconic guitar, Gibson has reincarnated the Hummingbird in the 50th Anniversary 1960 Hummingbird - and we do mean reincarnated. The 50th Anniversary 1960 Hummingbird has been built to the demanding, period-correct specs of Gibson Montana Division's True Vintage Series guitars. We're talking about a breathtaking gold-honeyburst finish over beautifully figured koa - ok, so the original Hummingbird was spruce/mahogany, but koa is amazing! The vintage-style bracings are not only historically accurate but also gives the 1960 Hummingbird that amazing resonance that has entranced Gibson players for decades.
Add gold-keystone Kluson tuning machines, a mother-of-pearl "50" inlay on the headstock along with a 50th Anniversary-engraved truss-rod cover, a gold painted 50th Anniversary pickguard, and you've got the formula for a captivating instrument that appeals to collectors and working musicians alike. The Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 Custom Hummingbird Koa won't last long, though, with a limited edition run of just 50 guitars worldwide - act fast to get your hands on a piece of guitar history!Gibson 50th Anniversary 1960 Hummingbird Custom Koa Features at a Glance:
- Certificate of Authentication, hand signed by Master Luthier Ren Ferguson
- 18k gold headstock inlay and custom appointments make this Hummingbird highly collectible
- Hawaiian Koa produces bold, rich tone
- Vintage-style back bracings for classic Gibson sustain and projection
- Comes with a Gibson Custom hardshell case with plush burgundy lining