Here we present to you an iconic, and seldom-seen, Gibson Hummingbird from 1963! Introduced in 1960 as Gibson's first square-shouldered dreadnought, these guitars shot to fame by being played by the likes of Keith Richards and Brian Jones whilst continuing to garner widespread popularity with the likes of Gillian Welch, John McLaughlin, Frank Turner, and countless more. Featuring a Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, as well as beautiful aesthetic appointments including, split parallelogram inlays, elaborate body and fingerboard binding, as well as the now-iconic etched red pickguard with flower and hummingbird motif.
This particular example has had a polyurethane natural refinish across the soundboard, with a heritage cherry back and neck refinish. The front of the headstock has also been refinished yet the original Gibson inlays have been left intact. The guitar has also experienced some minor crack repairs on its spruce top prior to the refinish, as is common with spruce top guitars of its age. There is a small crack that has been repaired in the headstock facia near the bass E-string post, as well as a small area of rosewood missing from the fingerboard that has been filled around the 8th fret.
Overall the guitar is a great player-grade example of an early 1960s Gibson Hummingbird that exhibits the beautiful square-shoulder sound and playability these instruments are well known for.
Comes with the original hardshell case with a black Tolex exterior and yellow lining.
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