Here is a really nice original 1968 Gibson Hummingbird acoustic that we just got in. This guitar looks and plays great. Features beautiful mahogany back and sides with a spruce top. The Mahogany neck has a great feel and features a Brazilian rosewood fretboard with parallelogram inlay.
The guitar has a booming voice and sounds great. The guitar has recently had 2 small top cracks professionally repaired. The guitar is very clean and features beautiful gold Kluson deluxe tuners. Comes with the original green felt-lined Lifton case.
HISTORY OF THE GUITAR
First introduced in 1960 to serve as a top-of-the-line model alongside the J-200, the Gibson Hummingbird has been one of the most played and sought-after acoustic guitars of the last 50 years, remaining a constant in the Gibson catalog since its introduction. This 1968 Hummingbird is a great players example from the last really excellent year of Gibson flattop production in the 1960’s, with the braces becoming bulkier and the guitars becoming slightly less resonant from 1969 onwards. Constructed from a Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides, the Hummingbird features a beautifully ornate pickguard similar to that of the later Dove mode, along with the natural top available as an option post-1963. This guitar features all the 1968 specs you would expect to find, with a belly-up rosewood bridge, adjustable rosewood saddle, screw-down 5-point pickguard and gold double-lined Kluson Deluxe tuners.
SPECS & FEATURES
Finish Details: Original Natural Finish
Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: medium “C”
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st- .84″ 10th- .97″
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00″
Nut Width: 1-11/16″
Scale Length: 25 1/4″
Neck Details: One piece mahogany neck with a bound Brazilian rosewood board and double parallelogram inlays.