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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.
2000 Yamaha FG720SL
2007 True Vintage SJ 200 (Andrea)
2011 Hummingbird TV

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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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