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help ID Gibson Hummingbird

#1 User is offline   Gibsonfender 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:47 AM

Hello

I'd like to know when my Gibson Hummingbird was built (and some more info if possible)

A local musicstore said it's from the 80's (info from serial nr.). I'm not sure if that's true.

Here are some pictures.

Thanx from Belgium

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:10 AM

1970's. Note the block inlays, orange/white rectangular label, bridge design, etc..
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:17 AM

View PostOldCowboy, on 19 July 2017 - 07:10 AM, said:

1970's. Note the block inlays, orange/white rectangular label, bridge design, etc..



Can you also give some info on the guitar neck (backside ... not fred board)
Is it Mahogany wood?
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 04:40 PM

Yes it is.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 05:03 PM

A bit more info. Your serial number (beginning with the number 6 and containing a total of 6 digits) corresponds to one or the other of two intervals during the 1970's. 70-72 or 74-75. Gibson's numbering has always been noted for taking some odd twists and turns - so it's not uncommon for repetitions to occur in their older instruments. I can't be sure whether or not your tuning machines are the originals, not that it matters, from the posted pictures.
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 12:01 AM

Thanx!
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