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Gibson 2016 Hummingbird Standard

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Much of the Hummingbird's appeal lies in its versatility. However you attack this flat-top, it pumps out rich, deep tones, and is equally at home strumming first-position chords as it is taking the spotlight for flatpicking lead lines. Its spacious mahogany body and sweet, select sitka spruce top are more than capable of nailing down the rhythm in the hands of a rock and roll sideman, or accompanying the most nuanced performance under the fingers of today's alternative singer-songwriter.

New and Improved for 2016
• Truss Rod Cover: New 2016 engraved truss rod cover
• Upgraded Pickup: LR Baggs Element VTC for ultimate plug and play ease
• Improved Feel: Fingerboard edge is softened to comfortably fit the contour of the player's hand
• Enhanced Finish: Finer grit sandpaper and polishing compounds for high gloss finish
• Premium Setup: Utilizing state-of-the-art German engineered Plek technology to create the finest playing surface possible.
• Hand finished for the worlds finest feel and playability
• Smoother hand rubbed and oiled fingerboard and bridges • New penetrating and finishing oil lasts longer and maximizes woods natural vibrancy


Wood Species: Sitka Spruce
Pieces: 2
Grade: AA
Binding: 6 ply top

Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 2
Binding: 4 ply

Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Truss Rod: Single Action
Profile: Round
Thickness at Fret 1: 2.07cm / .815"
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50, hot hide glue neck joint

Peg Head
Type: AJ
Inlay: MOP
Logo: MOP Gibson Block and Crown
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Compound Dovetail neck joint for resonance distribution throughout guitar

Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 3 degrees
Type: Compound Dovetail
Adhesive: Hot hide glue
Gauges Used: Short Scale Pitch Gauge, Rule

Material: Tusq
Width: 4.38 cm / 1.725"
E: 0.053
A: 0.042
D: 0.032
G: 0.024
B: 0.016
e: 0.012

Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 20
Nut/End of Board: 4.38cm / 1.725" @ nut, 5.70cm / 2.25" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865cm / 24.75"
Binding: Single Ply Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black
Inlays: MOP Paralellogram

Tuning Keys
Style: Nickel Grover Rotomatics
Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Plating specs: Nickel

Style: Belly up traditional
Material: Rosewood with Tusq saddle

Output Jack Style: 1/4" mono
Pickup System:: L.R. Baggs VTC

Pick Guard
Style: Tortoise Hummingbird

Truss Rod Cover
Style: 2016

Style: Hard Shell
Color: Black

Manual: Gibson Acoustic Owner's Manual

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The Humming Bird continues to be a remarkable Guitar? It?s looks, sound and playability continues to be top notch! I also love that you can actually see the wood grain on the whole guitar! What a concept eh? A great purchase!
Posted by Dan D. on Jun 7, 2018
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