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1960s J45/J50 vs. Hummingbird/Dove what's the deal?

#1 User is offline   DCBirdMan 

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:05 PM

I sure like my ca 1967 J-50 but every now and then see a Hummingbird and wonder what the difference really is, apart from more dressed up/fancy. Structural differences? Difference in sound? Do tell. Also what was the difference, even if slight, between the Hummingbird and the Dove?
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:14 PM

View PostDCBirdMan, on 08 March 2012 - 08:05 PM, said:

I sure like my ca 1967 J-50 but every now and then see a Hummingbird and wonder what the difference really is, apart from more dressed up/fancy. Structural differences? Difference in sound? Do tell. Also what was the difference, even if slight, between the Hummingbird and the Dove?


the way gibson explains THE DOVE is that it's a result of merging the hummingbird with a J 200 .
so I guess it wood be boomer than a hummingbird but I'm no expert ...



JC

note : as far as the J 45 and Hbird go , the J45 is a evolution of the jumbo stlye of the 30's
and the hbird is inclined towards the more traditional dreadnought guitar.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:33 PM

Differences between a 45/50 and a Hummingbird? Slope shoulder v. square for one. Big honkin' engraved pickguard on the Bird has a muting effect on the top, softening it's tone considerably compared to a 45/50. They are different beasts.
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