A guitar at the leading edge of the acoustic folk boom of the late ’50s and ’60s, the Hummingbird was also at the forefront of an entirely new breed of flat-top dreadnought for Gibson. Introduced in 1960 by a company long famous for its “round-shouldered” dreadnoughts such as the J-45 and Southern Jumbo, this big, 16 1/4”-wide square-shouldered dreadnought hit the competition straight on, and became an instant classic in the process.
Long a favorite of frontmen and singer-songwriters, equally at home pounding out the rhythm amid a rockin’ electric band or taking the lead in an acoustic context, the Hummingbird has proven surprisingly versatile, and has set the pace at the center of several notable country, rock, blues and folk acts.
Now the Hummingbird Pro, crafted by the luthiers in Gibson’s acoustic facility in Bozeman, MT, carries on the tradition. Designed both as a tribute to this 50-year-old classic, and as a no-nonsense, high-quality acoustic for today’s working musician, the Hummingbird Pro lands at a special price for a solid-wood flat-top of this pedigree, with an MSRP of just $2,935 for this Guitar Center-exclusive release.