Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage sound and colour??
Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:33 PM
2010 Gibson ES 335
2009 Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus
1995 Fender Stratocaster Plus
Martin D-16GT acoustic
Garrison 30 Series acoustic
Crafter Lite CE CD/N Classical acoustic
Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:35 PM
I really do love the tone of the HB TV, yours sounds and looks splendid.
I can hear a tad tightness on the low end but she will open up and blossom beauitully over time, enjoy man !
69 Gibson Hummingbird
11 Gibson SJ (Aaron Lewis), HB TV
02 Gibson J-150, AJ
43 Gibson LG-2
12 Martin 00-15
09 Furch OM 32SM (custom)
99 Cort Earth 100
95 Les Paul Studio
Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:28 PM
I'm from Denmark, and I'm about to buy my very first acoustic Gibson guitar - a Hummingbird True Vintage! And I couldn't be more excited!!!
Sadly, there are no True Vintage models in any store in DK right now. So I have recently called one of the local music stores and asked them about the possibility of ordering one for me. The salesman told me that there was one left in Sweden, and then he ordered it for me...
Now, I have two important questions to ask you guys:
1. I have never seen, played or even heard this guitar for real - only in youtube videos and pictures from Google. So my question is: Is this just too risky?? Most people would advice me to never buy a guitar that I haven't played before. But that was not a possibility for me. So, is the TV series so reliable that I can be almost sure that I'm getting fantastic quality or??
2. In most pictures I've seen of different Hummingbirds TV, they are very sparkling with a cherry red sunburst. But in other pictures the TV looks very dark brown and woody. Which colour is most common?? I would prefer the cherry red colour any day instead of the brown dark colour. Can anyone tell me, how the colour really looks?
This is the colour I'm hoping for:
This is the colour I'm not hoping for (the right one):
If this is the Hyde Glue one & I were in your shoes I would do it. I would expect to be on the mark 90%.
The guitars are pretty responsive. I would bet on it being really really good.
Incidently though..the name they have given the guitar True Vintage is a stange one being the original 60's ones were no where near as good as these new ones.
Main thing to understand is it is a mahogony guitar and that is sound you like best.
Would love to own one of those too.