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Hummingbird Vintage
The groundbreaking look and sound of the 1960s
$4,249
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Introduced in 1960 as Gibson's first square-shouldered dreadnought, the Hummingbird arrived at the dawn of a new era in music, and was rapidly embraced by the prime movers on the scene. Built with Thermally Cured Sitka spruce top, the 2017 Hummingbird Vintage reflects the appearance and performance of those early iconic instruments
Body
Top
Wood Species: Thermally Cured Sitka Spruce
Pieces: 2
Grade: AA
Binding: 6 ply top
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 2
Density: N/A
Binding: 4 ply
Weight
Weight Relief:
Average Weight (body only): 1.03kg / 2.28lb
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
Etc.:
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Radiused top with scalloped bracing for projection and resonance
 
Body Contour
Carve: Radiused
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Single Action
Profile: Round
Thickness at Fret 1: 2.07cm / .815"
Thickness at Fret 12:
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50, hot hide glue neck joint
Average Weight: .413kg / .911lb
 
Peg Head
Type: CF-100
Inlay: MOP
Peg Head Binding:
Silkscreen:
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Compound Dovetail neck joint for resonance distribution throughout guitar
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 3 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance:
Type: Compound Dovetail
Adhesive: Hot hide glue
Gauges Used: Short Scale Pitch Gauge
 
Nut
Style:
Material: Bone
Width: 4.38 cm / 1.725"
Slots: E: .053
A: .043
D: .032
G: .024
B: .016

e: .012
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade:
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 20
Nut/End of Board: 4.38cm / 1.725" @ nut, 5.70cm / 2.25" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865cm / 24.75"
Binding: Single Ply Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Paralellogram
Material: Mother of Pearl
Dimensions:
Average Weight: 118.38gr / 4.176oz
Finishes
Vintage Cherry Sunburst
Color Code: HCS
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler:
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: H.B. - TV STAIN-L41R0016L1
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style:
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side:
Material of Wire (gauge):
Coil Dimensions (per coil):
Coil Material:
Coil Winding Process:
Pole Piece Material:
Pole Piece Position from Nut:
Slug Material:
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length):
Magnet Material:
Magnet Position from Nut:
Magnet Dimensions:
Polarities:
Cover:
Qfactor:
ResistanceDC:
Resonant Frequency:
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Gold Gotoh
Material:
Weight: 24.49gr / .864oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 15:01
Gear Type:
What is allowable turn:
Plating specs: Gold
Part numbers: 140-130-710
 
String Dimensions
E: 0.053
A: 0.042
D: 0.032
G: 0.024
B: 0.016
e: 0.012
 
Bridge
Style: Belly up traditional
Material: Rosewood with Bone saddle
Plating Specs:
Part number: 140-120-915, 140-130-866
Weight: 22g / .8 oz
 
Output Jack
Style:
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Plastic
Plating Specs:
Part numbers: 140-130-863
Weight: 3.628 / 0.128oz
Plastics
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Hummingbird
Part Number: 140-130-842
 
 
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Brown w/ pink liner
 
Strap Locks:
Tools:
 
Manual: Gibson Acoustic Owner's Manual
COA/Other: None
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