Gibson Acoustic Hummingbird - Heritage Cherry Sunburst

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, and Rosewood Fingerboard - Heritage Cherry Sunburst
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A Legendary Acoustic with Updated Features

This Gibson Acoustic Hummingbird acoustic-electric guitar is in a class by itself in both looks and sound. The distinctive finish and pickguard have set it apart since its inception in the 1960s, and this latest edition of the famous instrument brings the past and present together with player-friendly enhancements. Gibson Acoustic softened the fingerboard edges on this Hummingbird, making it a supremely comfortable instrument to play, and the addition of an LR Baggs Element VTC pickup system gives you excellent onstage sound. We know you'll love this new and improved Gibson Acoustic Hummingbird!

Gibson Hummingbird Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Classic design, improved
  • Dressed up dreadnought style
  • Quality construction
Classic design, improved

Gibson acoustic guitars have a reputation for being some of the best acoustic instruments out there, with well over 100 years of experience and craftsmanship behind them - and the Hummingbird is no exception. While staying true to what makes these instruments legendary, Gibson Acoustic loaded this Hummingbird with an updated LR Baggs Element VTC pickup system for amazing onstage tone. The Hummingbird also features softened fingerboard edges for a fast, comfortable feel, and the new oil finish penetrates deeply to maximize your tone. It's the same guitar that made the Hummingbird an icon, but with modern touches today's players demand.

Dressed up deadnought style

The Gibson Hummingbird brought a subtle new body style and a bold new look to Gibson's dreadnought family. The Hummingbird was Gibson's first square-shoulder body shape. To emphasize the importance of the new model, Gibson outfitted the original Hummingbird with such eye-catching features as a Heritage Cherry Sunburst finish, double parallelogram fingerboard inlays, multi-layered binding, and a pickguard engraved with a hummingbird and blossoms. These appointments are translated perfectly on the new Gibson Acoustic Hummingbird.

Quality construction

As discriminating guitarists immediately discovered, underneath the Hummingbird's flashy ornamentation is a solid guitar. This incarnation of the Hummingbird brings you the same square shoulder design, with a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides. These tonewoods come together to give the Hummingbird a sweet, warm tonality that sits well in countless musical situations. The guitarists at Sweetwater know how important playability is, and no Hummingbird goes out the door without the famed Plek-assisted setup, offering you great action, spot-on intonation, and a buzz free instrument that is just about perfect.

Gibson Hummingbird Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Classic acoustic-electric guitar built for today's player
  • Sitka spruce top for powerful clear tone
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Square-shoulder offers a very versatile tone
  • Updated LR Baggs Element VTC pickup system
  • New oil finish optimizes tonal vibration
  • Electronics include on-board compression
  • Rolled fretboard edges give you a comfortable playing experience
  • Hardshell case included
Gibson didn't change the Hummingbird, they made it better.

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Square Shoulder Dreadnought
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Heritage Sunburst
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany
Body Bracing X Scalloped
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay MOP Parallelograms
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 24.75"
Tuning Machines Nickel Grover Rotomatics
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut Width 1.725"
Electronics LR Baggs Element VTC
Strings Gibson Light Gauge (.012-.053)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number SSHBHCNP1

Customer Reviews

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Love it

I have a 2009 Hummingbird and love it. Opened up nicely. Pickguard started lifting but I got a replacement from Gibson from an authorized dealer. Definitely a keeper since it was my first and last hummingbird. One is all you need but I do want the Gibson Dove and that's it I'm done.

Gibson Hummingbird

Bought my Hummingbird in January 2017. It arrived very fast and was packed well. I let it sit in the house for a while before I opened the case (a bit cold out). It was as beautiful as it looked on the website. You can definitely trust those pics! It played GREAT right out of the case. I think the final tweaks and checking that's done before shipping paid off. My wife has a Taylor 310 and a vintage Guild. She played my Gibson and fell in love. Big, cutting sound with a fretboard to die for in my opinion. I also got a G7 capo, Gibson strap and the polish/cloth kit. Best purchase I've made in a long time!!

Great Guitar

This is a really wonderful guitar. I've never had a Gibson acoustic and had my eye on this model for a while. I have several Martins and a couple of Guilds. I've also had some Taylors in the past and I have a few lower end guitars (Yamaha, Ibanez, Washburn) that I use as travel guitars or beaters. This Hummingbird arrived and was flawless. There are certain issues with acoustics that I always look for and this passed every test. No fret buzz at all, a nice boomy sound and no flaws in the finish or any other problems. It looks really nice as well. It's a bit lighter than the pictures show which was a good thing. i was hoping for more of the faded, honey-like color that I've seen in stores and other photos. I didn't really want a deep cherry color, so I was very happy when I received it and the color was more orange/honey and more subtle than the pictures can show. It plays really well and I'm very happy with it. Another one for the collection!!

Gibson Hummingbird

Tone and playability are exceptional. A beautiful guitar. This one is a keeper. I had a 1970 Hummingbird that was lost (long sad story) and that one also had such great tone it made you want to listen to every note. This new 2016 version is a replacement for that, and it is easier to play due to the wonderful setup. I personally want to thank the people at Gibson that built this guitar, it is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. The guitar makes you play better because it is such a fine instrument. I could not be happier!And thank you Sweetwater and Paul Rowan, your help getting me hooked up with this beauty was just great. Your staff does a great job in making sure the product delivered - delivers.
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