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Unlike other flat-top Gibson acoustics, the Hummingbird was Gibson's first square-shoulder dreadnought, similar to the dreadnoughts produced by Martin. Introduced in 1960, it was Gibson's second-most expensive acoustic guitar, only surpassed by the J-200, until the introduction of the Dove in 1962, which combined elements of the Hummingbird and the J-200. The Hummingbird has remained in production ever since.

The Hummingbird has been played by artists worldwide, including Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Joe Bonamassa, Ryan Adams, Izzy Stradlin, Tom Petty, Lenny Kravitz, Dan Auerbach, Thom Yorke, Jack White, Brian Jones, Jeff Lynne, Tom Waits, Marc Bolan, Mick Jagger, Sheryl Crow, Jared James Nichols, Louis Bertignac, just to name a few.

Its construction features a spruce top and mahogany back and sides which delivers a very wide range of sound, from gutsy and loud to sweet and soft. Superb for all styles of playing, whether just playing chords or intricate solos.

This particular one from 1974 (serial starting with the letter B) is in very good condition. It has undergone a neck reset and a professional refret, making it a dream to play. Tuners replaced with Kluson 60s reissue with original available. This is a rare natural version, which in 1974 cost an extra $20 compared to the sunburst version.


It comes with an old hard case, likely from the 1980s, which is in good condition.

1974 Gibson Hummingbird

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