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Limited-edition 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Mahogany Back and Sides, Solid Sitka Spruce Top, Rosewood Fingerboard, LR Baggs Element VTC Electronics, and Hardshell Case - Ebony

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Luscious, Limited-edition Ebony Hummingbird A/E

The Hummingbird has been one of Gibson's most recognized - and played - acoustic guitars for over 50 years. With outstanding tone, looks, and playability that ensure crown-jewel-status in Sweetwater's Guitar Gallery, the limited-edition Gibson Acoustic Hummingbird Ebony acoustic-electric gives you the classic, all-solid-wood square-shoulder dreadnought with premium Mahogany back and sides and a Sitka spruce top. With its luscious ebony hand-rubbed nitro finish, all eyes will be on you when you take the stage with this beauty. And when your plug in, you'll get gorgeous, natural amplified sound, courtesy of the onboard Baggs Element VTC electronics.

Gibson Hummingbird Ebony Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana
  • LR Baggs Electronics gives you gorgeous natural amplified sound
  • Own one of the world's most beloved acoustic guitars
Handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana

The limited-edition Hummingbird Ebony acoustic-electric guitar is handcrafted from premium tonewoods by Gibson's expert luthiers in Bozeman, Montana. The Hummingbird Ebony features a premium-quality solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides. The rosewood fingerboard features double-parallelogram inlays as well as a traditional mother-of-pearl crown inlay on the headstock. This guitar wears a luscious, hand-rubbed ebony nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Nitro finishes - standard back in the day - are significantly thinner than today's polyurethane finishes, allowing the instrument to "breathe." Nitro finishes not only look authentically vintage - they also enhance the instrument's tonal qualities.

LR Baggs Element VTC electronics

The Hummingbird Ebony comes 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 an 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. The Element works with a standard 9-volt battery, which is housed inside the guitar in LR Bagg's "Battery Bagg."

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 the Gibson Hummingbird Ebony.

Gibson Acoustic Hummingbird Ebony Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Classic Square Shoulder dreadnought with an elegant ebony nitro finish
  • Limited edition acoustic guitar for 2014
  • Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides
  • Dovetail hide-glued neck joint for outstanding resonance transfer
  • Radiused body for superior projection and clarity
  • Exceptional plugged-in tone from LR Baggs Element electronics
  • Split parallelogram inlays on a smooth rosewood fretboard
  • Belly up rosewood bridge with Tusq saddle
  • Traditional Hummingbird pickguard
  • Nitrocellulose finish enhances the instrument's tonal qualities
  • Handcrafted in Gibson's Bozeman, Montana Acoustic Custom Shop
  • Hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity included
The Gibson Acoustic Hummingbird Ebony: own the legend!

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