Hummingbird Pro Cutaway Acoustic-Electric is a dreadnought style guitar that features a Sitka spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. Other features include Grover tuners, split parallelogram inlays, an antique sunburst finish, and a Gibson crown peghead logo.
This Hummingbird Pro model also features a comprehensive Plek-assisted setup for exceptional action and performance. Speaking of which, the fingerboard edge has been softened to make it fit the contour of your hand and a finer grit sandpaper and polishing compounds in the high gloss finish make it easier to slide up and down the neck with ease. The fingerboard and bridge have been hand rubbed and oiled to help them last longer and maximize the rosewood's natural vibrancy. It also has an engraved truss rod cover and L.R. Baggs Element VTC pickup so you can enjoy it when your sound needs the bump of amplification.
A guitar at the leading edge of the acoustic folk boom of the late ’50s and ’60s, the Hummingbird was also at the forefront of an entirely new breed of flat-top dreadnought for Gibson. Introduced in 1960 by a company long famous for its “round-shouldered” dreadnoughts such as the J-45 and Southern Jumbo, this big, 16 1/4”-wide square-shouldered dreadnought hit the competition straight on, and became an instant classic in the process. Long a favorite of frontmen and singer-songwriters, equally at home pounding out the rhythm amid a rockin’ electric band or taking the lead in an acoustic context, the Hummingbird has proven surprisingly versatile, and has set the pace at the center of several notable country, rock, blues and folk acts. Now the Hummingbird Pro, crafted by the luthiers in Gibson’s acoustic facility in Bozeman, MT, carries on the tradition. Designed both as a tribute to this 50-year-old classic, and as a no-nonsense, high-quality acoustic for today’s working musician.
Includes hardshell case.
- Body style: Cutaway dreadnought
- Solid Sitka spruce top
- Solid mahogany back and sides
- Scalloped advanced X-bracing pattern
- Rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl parallelogram inlays
- Indian rosewood bridge
- Compound dovetail neck-to-body joint bonded with hide glue
- 25-1/2" scale
- Vintage Gibson 1960s-style round neck profile
- Hand-scalloped top bracing
- No. of frets: 20/14 open
- Nut width: 1.68"
- Neck radius: 12"
- Binding: White
- Rosette: Parallel rings
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Finish: Vintage sunburst (nitrocellulose)
- Tuners: Grovers Rotomatics
- Electronics: L.R. Baggs