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SKU: GIBSSHBHCNP1 | Serial No. 12846029

Gibson 2016 Hummingbird Acoustic Guitar

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£2999.00

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If ordered by: Thu 27/7/2017 14:00
Delivered to you by: Fri - 28/7/2017

The Gibson Hummingbird is one of the most iconic acoustic guitars ever known to man; it's a versatile guitar that can be played with multiple styles across multiple genres. The new 2016 edition comes with numerous improvements such as an upgraded pick up system and an improved feel in the fingerboard edge, all whilst keeping those classic, rich tones which it's known for. It looks pretty fantastic too with a gorgeous heritage cherry sunburst finish, and unique tortoise hummingbird pick guard that ensures this guitar will be one of your best playing experiences every time you pick it up.

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Product Specification:

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.

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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 world’s finest feel and playability
  • Smoother hand rubbed and oiled fingerboard and bridges: New penetrating and finishing oil lasts longer and maximizes wood’s natural vibrancy

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Body

Top

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

Back

  • Wood Species: Mahogany
  • Pieces: 2
  • Binding: 4 ply

Weight

  • Average Weight (body only): 1.03kg / 2.28lb

Materials Used

  • Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Radiused top with scalloped bracing for projection and resonance

Body Contour

  • Carve: Radiused

Neck

Neck

  • Wood Species: Mahogany
  • Pieces: 1

Details

  • Truss Rod: Single Action
  • Profile: Round
  • Thickness at Fret 1: 2.07cm / .815"
  • Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50, hot hide glue neck joint
  • Average Weight: .413kg / .911lb

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

Nut

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

Fingerboard

  • Wood Species: Rosewood
  • Pieces: 1

Fingerboard Details

  • 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 (Colour): Black

Fingerboard Inlays

  • Style: Paralellogram
  • Material: Mother of Pearl
  • Average Weight: 118.38gr / 4.176oz

Finishes

Heritage Cherry Sunburst

  • Colour Code: HCS
  • Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
  • Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
  • Top: AUTHENTIC CHERRY (HCS)-T65XXR76946
  • Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
  • Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut

Hardware

Tuning Keys

  • Style: Nickel Grover Rotomatics
  • Weight: 46.72 gr / 1.648 oz

Tuning Keys Details

  • Tuning Ratio: 14:01
  • Plating specs: Nickel
  • Part numbers: 140-130-620

String Dimensions

  • E: 0.053
  • A: 0.042
  • D: 0.032
  • G: 0.024
  • B: 0.016
  • e: 0.012

Bridge

  • Style: Belly up traditional
  • Material: Rosewood with Tusq saddle
  • Part number: 140-120-915, 140-130-866
  • Weight: 22g / .8 oz

Output Jack

  • Style: 1/4" mono

Strap Buttons

  • Material: L.R. Baggs VTC

Plastics

Pick Guard

  • Style: Tortoise Hummingbird
  • Part Number: 140-130-950

Truss Rod Cover

  • Style: 2016
  • Part Number: 140-130-840

Accessories

Case

  • Style: Hard Shell
  • Colour: Black
  • Manual: Gibson Acoustic Owner's Manual
  • COA/Other: None
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