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I finally decided to travel up the freeway yesterday to check out a used 2014 Hummingbird New Vintage for sale at a guitar shop in a city a couple of hours from where I live. After giving it a test drive, I ended up negotiating an agreeable price and bringing it home with me. I haven't had much time with it yet, but it has great tone and is in pristine condition. It is light weight (Under 4 pounds) with a nice round neck profile and is real comfortable to play. I let my J-45 Custom go to make room for it. I have a J-45 Standard and I always reach for that instead of the Custom. The Custom has always felt heavy and little stiff and I never really bonded with it. The Bird is a starkly different animal and I hope it stays around here for many years to come.

 

 

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A gorgeous guitar (and of course a mind-blowing case). Well done - hopefully you won't regret.

Bringing a Bird back home is something special, , , real special.

As someone said here on the Board : The Hummingbird is like a holy thing to have.

Big words, , , but I instantly saw what he meant. .

We must hear it as soon as you find each other.

Be Happy

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A gorgeous guitar (and of course a mind-blowing case). Well done - hopefully you won't regret.

Bringing a Bird back home is something special, , , real special.

As someone said here on the Board : The Hummingbird is like a holy thing to have.

Big words, , , but I instantly saw what he meant. .

 

We must hear it as soon as you find each other.

 

Be Happy

 

If I remember right - it was a Troll who said he saw an H'Bird at GC and it had "like a hole thingy right in the middle under the strings".

 

CONGRATS BOZZ !!! Welcome Home !!

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I see yours and I want one again

Sal, , , you need to see a shrink (a word learned while analyzing Alice's Restaurant back in school 1977).

 

Your now flown burned Bird was among the best and it was a mad move to sell it. Luckily we still have it around - it continues to be aBoard.

Only issue I could see with that one was that it was torrefied, thus not real real, , , which again didn't/doesn't represent a real issue for me.

If you go catching a third Bird, make sure it's a TV, , , fx from 2012.

Then again I shouldn't recommend it. Cannot bear the thought of U letting another HB go.

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A gorgeous guitar (and of course a mind-blowing case). Well done - hopefully you won't regret.

Bringing a Bird back home is something special, , , real special.

As someone said here on the Board : The Hummingbird is like a holy thing to have.

Big words, , , but I instantly saw what he meant. .

We must hear it as soon as you find each other.

Be Happy

 

I am happy! But I know what you mean about regrets. Regrets seem pretty common with guitar flippers. Hopefully that won't come into play for me.

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If I remember right - it was a Troll who said he saw an H'Bird at GC and it had "like a hole thingy right in the middle under the strings".

 

CONGRATS BOZZ !!! Welcome Home !!

Haha. Good one!

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Gorgeous guitar.

 

I can't quite understand my relationship with Hummingbirds. I've owned two, and they were great to play, and I liked the sound. I still cant explain why I sold mine. And repurchased them.

 

I see yours and I want one again :)

Sorry Sal. It doesn't take much to get a guy going, does it?

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Sal, , , you need to see a shrink (a word learned while analyzing Alice's Restaurant back in school 1977).

 

Your now flown burned Bird was among the best and it was a mad move to sell it. Luckily we still have it around - it continues to be aBoard.

Only issue I could see with that one was that it was torrefied, thus not real real, , , which again didn't/don't represent a real issue for me.

If you go catching a third Bird, make sure it's a TV, , , fx from 2012.

Then again I shouldn't recommend it. Cannot bear the thought of U letting another HB go.

 

I am convinced, it was not the cooked top, but the light weight and build, that made it sound so swell. If I take the plunge again in the future, the lightness of the build would be very important to me...

 

I think I will not have any NGD occasions for some while. I'll have one in August of this year... but I am feeling little in want. Nearly every time I pick up a guitar, it's my J50.

 

 

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I am convinced, it was not the cooked top, but the light weight and build, that made it sound so swell.

 

Nearly every time I pick up a guitar, it's my J50.

 

'Kay then, , , but burned spruce means dry spruce and dry means light, doesn't it. I just remember enjoying that Bird every time it was on.

 

Anyway, , , the still growing J-50 connection is a good sign - hope things glide forward with the band.

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Congratulations on the Hummingbird Vintage. They are great guitars ! I love mine. I seem to play it more than any of my other guitars. My D-18 & J-15 are seeing less playing time. There's just something about that tone that draws me in. Enjoy yours.

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