Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums

Is this Hummingbird real?

Buc McMaster

Recommended Posts

You bet yer tail it is! Played every Gibson in the place, including five different Hummingbirds and this one was head and shoulders above the others tonally. Blue would not be my first choice in acoustic guitar colors but as I've said before, playability is #1 and tone is #2........everything else is cosmetics. Looks do count for something and this blue ain't so bad......it's different. I'll leave the factory electronics in it for now but the Grovers gotta go. Little setup work tonight and this one will be stellar!



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don't know about the strings yet, BR........have to experiment to see what works best on this particular instrument. DR Sunbeams on it for now after the initial setup work. They do sound very good but I intend to try Retros when the keystone machine heads arrive. Rotomatics make the thing quite head heavy and just ain't right on a Hummingbird, even if it is blue. Peeled the pick guard off as it was lifting on a couple corners........looks very nice without it and I may end up just leaving it off. The factory guard is solid black with white paint, not the tortoise-white/yellow painted traditional Hummingbird guard. However, I did find these guys that make excellent looking guards. Via email they confirmed they will make a left handed one for me. Might try one of those at some point but I do wonder how the tortoise would look with the blue finish..........just might leave it naked.


Great feel, lots of bottom and mid warmth, plays perfectly...........no remorse here!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...