The Hummingbird Custom Koa! This gem of a guitar was designed by our master luthier, Ren Ferguson, and is now one of our most popular custom production models, and for good reason.
Made out of Hawaiian grown Koa, the body of the Hummingbird Custom Koa has a very exotic beauty about it. Along with the AAA Sitka spruce top and the Abalone purfling and rosette, the body is striking to all who see it. The large faux tortoise shell pick guard enhances the beauty even more so with its Mother-of-Pearl hummingbird inlays, each meticulously hand engraved. The Honduras mahogany neck has a bound ebony fret board with Abalone "orpheum" inlays. The ebony bridge with the hand engraved Mother-of-Pearl hummingbird inlays finishes this work of art, giving you a uniquely original and stunning guitar.
Of course the Hummingbird Custom Koa boasts not only killer looks, but killer tone as well. You may want to frame this classic beauty and hang it on a wall, but your ears will beg you not to!
Check out the Hummingbird Custom Koa and many other model selections at your local authorized Gibson Acoustic dealer or on-line at one of our fine retail associates.
Sue Ehret inspecting her work on a H.C.K. pick guard.
On a sadder note, many of you have possibly heard of the explosion last week in our fair city of Bozeman, MT, that took with it several buildings in our historic downtown district. Luckily, Gibson Acoustic is located on the opposite end of the town, so we were left completely unharmed. At first, what was surprisingly thought of a casualty-free incident, turned out Sunday to be the contrary as a body was found in the rubble. All of us at Gibson Acoustic give our heart-felt condolences to the victim's family and friends.
Jason Jones, Gibson Acoustic luthier