Gibson Hummingbird (1964)

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Description

From the collection of a long-time client comes this near-mint 1964 Gibson Hummingbird -- easily the cleanest one we've ever had. The owner obtained it from the original owner's family, who'd had it under the bed in a case for many years. When he purchased it, he had Bob Stubblebine (former TME repair tech, now located in Somerville, MA) replace the adjustable bridge with a new rosewood replica featuring a bone drop-in saddle. This modification is quite common, and is one instance in the vintage flattop world where we feel the sound can be drastically improved by altering a guitar's original parts. This Hummingbird looks nearly brand-new, except for one noticeable chip in the neck heel finish near the strap button. It's a fantastic sounding example of a 1960's Gibson dreadnought -- by far the best one we've had in the shop -- and will give its next owner a perfect fit for country & folk rhythm guitar playing. Priced with its beautiful original case and hang tag.

On consignment. 

Specs

  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Spruce top
  • Rosewood bridge & bone saddle
  • 1 11/16" nut width
  • 2 3/16" string spacing

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