From the moment Gibson unveiled their new dreadnought model, fifty-five years ago, the Hummingbird has been one of the world’s most desirable, reliable and “go-to” guitars on the planet. Aspiring songwriters to as many big name artists that you can think of, your local pub band to collectors, everybody wants/needs/uses a Hummingbird.
A true all-rounder
As noted in the early sixties Gibson catalog listing, shown in pic # 5, the Hummingbird’s sound is big and round and full – yet its famous bottom end doesn’t overpower the lush mids and shimmering highs. In other words, the Hummingbird is a true all-rounder – one of Gibson’s very finest creations.
Down through the years, here’s just a few of the famous names that have relied on a Gibson Hummingbird:-
June Carter Cash
Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, (on ‘Wild Horses’, ‘Angie’ and many more)
Janis Joplin, (‘Me And Bobby McGee’)
Jimmy Page, (‘Gallows Pole’)
Sheryl Crow, (a Gibson Hummingbird signature model artist)
Corinne Bailey Rae
That’s an incredibly diverse list of players and styles, which should give you a good idea of just how adaptable and versatile a Hummingbird can be.
A close-grained Spruce top and bookmatched Honduran Mahogany back & sides are just the start of the perfect Hummingbird – construction features include a full 25½” scale, three-piece Maple neck, double-X bracing and deluxe Gibson tuners. Decorative features include pearl fingerboard and headstock inlays, multi-ply front and rear binding, brilliant Cherryburst finish and, of course, the feeding Hummingbird engraved scratchplate.
Big and round and full
True to its catalogue description, our Hummingbird’s sound is big, round and full, with a glorious spaciousness, and clear note-to-note string definition that few other guitars can offer. Click on our soundfile and revel in the six-string glory of what truly is one of the world’s legendary acoustics.
Our guitar is in Excellent condition, with just couple of capo marks on the back of the neck and some light playwear on front – but you can tell by the condition of the scratchplate how little that really is. The back of the guitar is in amazing condition, with barely a mark to be seen.
As per the era this guitar was built, it features Gibson’s famous low “Fretless Wonder” frets, which, naturally, exhibit virtually no wear at all, (other than a couple of slight divots in the first three, likewise some light Rosewood divots at the 2nd and 3rd positions).
Free courier delivery
Straight out of a private Melbourne collection, this superb 1977 Hummingbird comes in its original hard shell case, and as with all Just Guitars instruments, FREE COURIER DELIVERY is included to any address in Australia. ($100 shipping to New Zealand, $175 to the US, Canada, UK and mainstream European countries)