Preowned 1968 Gibson Hummingbird


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 Gibson's famed cherry sunburst finish. It has recently been re-fretted and features the original adjustable Rosewood saddle. Comes with original hard case.

Acoustic Centre offers FREE SHIPPING ON EVERY ORDER OVER $30 IN TOTAL to anywhere in Australia*. 

Most orders are shipped out the same day after payment has been approved. Every instrument that is shipped from the Acoustic Centre is thoroughly checked over by our team, and carefully packed to ensure that it arrives at your door in ready-to-play condition. All instrument orders will receive a tracking number for you to track the progress of your delivery.

*Exceptions are some select remote areas where the freight costs are prohibitive. In these cases we will contact you to arrange alternative shipping arangements or offer a full refund. All rental orders through Studio 19 / Polygon Group are not eligible for free shipping - we will contact you to arrange shipping fees.

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 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 decision on the right guitar for you.

Visit us at our store at 206 Park Street, Melbourne, Victoria.

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