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Everything posted by ndx202

  1. Yes happy now Ive refretted it.. For what they cost you would think that the frets would be stainless steel to start with. Replaced the nut and saddle as the the frets are now a full 0.055" high. sound is much better and the action is a lot slicker. Plus no more worn frets. This is a keeper as I said the wood is right. The mids on the Hummingbird are very good and now the harmonics at the 3rd ' 5th 9h and 12th really ring. The guitar is also generally a lot louder. Hummingbird with brand new frets , cant get any better... Thanks for the concern Billyboygrunt.
  2. IT cost me next to nothing and the wood was right.. Fretting was fu.."ed. I restore guitars ' and sell em.
  3. Just an observation from someone who has worked on guitars for 40 years
  4. Ive sorted its issues out myself. I build guitars 😉
  5. No one is bashing the guitar I bought it for next to nothing and refretted it with stainless frets … Its a good en now . I did not say it was Gibsons fault at any point ? All though I am a luthier and have seen a lot of Gibson guitars with finishing faults ie glue lines. Even bridge to 12th fret measurements way out. So its not uncommon.
  6. I have seen a lot Gibson Acoustics in the last few years and wondered how they made it out of the factory. They were expensive firewood.
  7. Im not bashing the Guitar Harmonics 101.. And no it has not had any bridge work blindboygrunt . This guitar IS a victim of bad work by third party. Luckily I have managed to restore it to its relatively recent 2012 state with the addition of some stainless steel frets... I am a guitar Luthier over here in the UK and sometimes a good buy happens. I practically stole it from the previous owner and it now sounds beautiful again. Oh 62burst the height of the bridge on this one was 10.8mm very high as if it had not been finnished. I have finished it now and the neck bridge angle is correct . Oh how do I insert a picture on here when they all easily exeed the permitted size??
  8. Hi I am new to the forum and have purchased a second hand 2012 hummingbird . It needed re fretting so got that done with stainless 0090" 0055" frets. Somewhere down the road the action had been messed with. The truss rod was causing a backbow and the frets had been crowned unevenly. It was a dog but the wood was good as they say and have rebuilt it. Was looking at the bridge on it and it seems very thick compared with a seventies hummingbird a friend owns. Are the bridges not standard size and are they seem to vary ? By nearly 2mm in this case as the seventies bird has a bridge of around 8mm. Anyway just an observation any comments appreciated.
  9. I use a Shugg capo . They are soft rubber and have adjustable tension
  10. just as a matter of interest can anyone send me a link to The Hummingbirds standard fret dimensions ?? Are they a Dunlop fret of some sort??
  11. Sorry for he confusion.. I am a second owner and would like to know if there are any Gibson recomended luthieres in the UK
  12. Hi I am new to the forum. love the Gibson history, have just purchased a 2012 hummingbird.Honeyburst. Setup was not what I expected but I guess when you have to market of a lot of different countries 'climates and humidities. You cannot do a final setup. I feel there could be certified gibson luthiers that set them up basicaly when they come into the country? as I had to pay extra to get the guitar sounding the way it should. Luckily I know a good luthier. The nut needed a bit of attention and the neck needed to be almost straight with only 4 thou relief to feel right. Anyway has anyone else had issues with setup with their Gibson acoustic ? Any comments welcomed. By the way the guitar is fab now.
  13. ARE YOU SURE ITS 6/32 AND NOT 6/64'
  14. Does anyone know the factory spec for a Gibson Hummingbird bridge ? Thickness from guitar body to top .. Mine is 8.9mm or 350 thou ... Just over 1/4 inch. They seem to vary quite a lot. I know earlier birds were thinner.. Any help appreciated.
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