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Hello.

I have owned since the mid 80's a Gibson Hummingbird Custom natural finish acoustic with a skinny neck. I was trying to get it appraised and we got it appraised, (I think) but ran into an unusual situation. It has 2 separate serial numbers. The one on the headstock is stamped in the wood 204418. and inside the body on the orange sticker is what looks like 421068. not real sure about the last number, but fairly sure.

It also has a Hummingbird Custom truss rod cover.

 

3 questions:

1. what makes it a Hummingbird Custom?

2. Why does it have 2 different serial numbers?

3. Can you tell me anything about the guitar?

Thanks.

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Dating a Gibson.

 

Send a handwritten letter in scarlet ink.

Invite her out – not too fancy, not too poor.

Wear a decent outfit, nothing flashy.

Take it calm.

Be confident, but do not be afraid to show a bit insecurity.

Begin to play. Nice and easy.

Start a chat - strum a chord.

Find a song.

Glide into a little fingerpicking if necessary, but never show off.

Get balance – if she has difficulties with this and investigates your limits, punch a power chord with scary precision. Then return to the groove.

Enjoy the ride.

For some reason avoid too many flageolets.

Suggest a further step – have 2 good options in the backhand.

Accept that not everything might go as planned.

Take the bill.

Don't push, , , know when to stop.

And make sure the session can be repeated.

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Dating a Gibson.

 

Send a handwritten letter in scarlet ink.

Invite her out – not too fancy, not too poor.

Wear a decent outfit, nothing flashy.

Take it calm.

Be confident, but do not be afraid to show a bit insecurity.

Begin to play. Nice and easy.

Start a chat - strum a chord.

Find a song.

Glide into a little fingerpicking if necessary, but never show off.

Get balance – if she has difficulties with this and investigates your limits, punch a power chord with scary precision. Then return to the groove.

Enjoy the ride.

Suggest a further step – have 2 good options in the backhand.

Accept that not everything might go as planned.

Take the bill.

Don't push, , , know when to stop.

And make sure the session can be repeated.

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I wonder if the guitar was in the factory two times: once when it was originally built, and then perhaps a second serial # was assigned for some repair/replacement/refurbishing work?

 

As stated earlier, some pics might be useful in helping to decipher your mystery.

 

Fred

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