In 1960 Gibson attempted its first “square shoulder” guitar, with a shape similar to Martin’s dreadnoughts. This new model was called the Hummingbird. The original catalogue text describes the guitar’s intended niche: “A fabulous new acoustic guitar—one of the finest ever made for voice accompaniment. The sound is big, and round, and full with the deep rumbly bass so prized by guitar players.”
The shape, size, and X-braced top gave the guitar a rich, warm sound that supported, but didn’t overwhelm, the singer’s voice. To help justify the Hummingbird’s position just below the flashy J-200 on the price list, the guitar was given an ornate, pickguard adorned with a hummingbird hovering near blossoms, vines, and a flitting butterfly. The large, split parallelogram fretboard inlays added undeniable flash.
This 1968 model comes in a natural finish, as opposed to the cherry sunburst. It has recently been professionally setup and is playing beautifully. Includes hard case (non-original).
Acoustic Centre offers free Australia-wide shipping on all orders over $50 in our store. Items purchased using the Studio 19 Rental Program do not qualify for free freight, and we will contact you to arrange the payment of any shipping costs incurred.
Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage, so we do reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.
All strings and accessories will be shipped using Australia Express Post with tracking. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery. Deliveries to most major capital cities are usually within 2 - 4 business days, and regional areas and WA deliveries are usually within 8 working days.
The Acoustic Centre is located at 206 Park St. South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We ship daily at 2pm (Monday to Friday) excluding Victorian public holidays. You are welcome to pick your order up instore, but we will require photo identification to ensure against fraud. If you require more info on shipping to your area, or have any questions regarding shipping, please contact us via email@example.com or by phone on (03) 9699 5691.
Guitar players at every level have trusted Acoustic Centre for over 25 years. We combine our near fanatical attention to detail, experience and passion for all things guitar with exemplary customer service to bring you the ultimate guitar-buying experience. We personally inspect and professionally set up every instrument that arrives in store to ensure optimum playability. We know guitars inside and out, so you can buy with absolute confidence.
At the Acoustic Centre, we are real people and real musicians who live and breathe music. We gig, rehearse, record and tour, and we are here to help you make an informed and unbiased decision on the right instrument for you.
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