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Gold Grover Mother of Pearl Keystone TunersGrover tuners are an engineering marvel, with abundant style and performance exactly suited for the Hummingbird. With a gear ratio of 14:1, these Grover tuners deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. All moving parts are cut for exact meshing, eliminating the possibility of slippage. A countersunk tension screw lets players regulate the tuning tension to any degree. A special lubricant inside the gear box provides smooth and accurate tuning stability.

Custom In-Flight Hummingbirds Peghead Logo

The new Hummingbird Custom Koa from Gibson Acoustic sports a beautiful, custom designed and hand-crafted inlay of three in-flight hummingbirds, made from genuine abalone and mother of pearl. It is one of the most beautiful peghead inlay logo on any Gibson acoustic, and is exclusive to the Hummingbird Custom Koa.

Pickguard
The tortoise pickguard on the Hummingbird Custom Koa is custom-made and features the Hummingbird’s traditional floral and bird design, all expressed in genuine abalone and mother of pearl. As with all Gibson’s pickguards, the coloring, inlay, binding, and engraving are all done by hand.

Rosette
A rosette is the beautiful, hand-crafted circle around the soundhole, and can be one of the most ornamental elements of any acoustic guitar. It is also one of the most subtle and complicated woodworking decorations on any acoustic guitar. The rosette on the Hummingbird Custom Koa is one of Gibson’s finest. It is a double-ring rosette with an abalone-filled middle. The main ring consists of seven-ply binding, and the second ring is three-ply binding, adding a stylish, understated elegance to the Hummingbird Custom Koa.

Ebony Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and Orpheum-style Abalone InlaysThe fingerboard of Gibson’s Hummingbird Custom Koa is constructed from the highest grade ebony on earth, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson’s team of skilled experts before it enters the Gibson factories. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The Hummingbird’s Orpheum-style inlays are made from genuine abalone and mother of pearl, and are inserted into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn’t require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also sports a rolled edge—instead of the usual right angle where the fingerboard surface meets the neck, Gibson Acoustic’s rolled edges are slightly beveled for an extremely smooth and comfortable feel, enhancing the playability of the Hummingbird Custom Koa.

Body Tonewoods (back, sides and top)
The body design of the Hummingbird Custom Koa is known as a square shoulder dreadnought. The top is made from AAA-grade Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from highly figured koa, giving the Hummingbird Custom Koa a balanced tonal palette with clear, bright highs and warm upper midrange response. Selecting the right wood, and the formula to dry it out, are two of the most central procedures to Gibson’s guitar-building process. Beginning with its first catalog in 1903, Gibson has assured its customers that every guitar would be built using woods with “the most durable, elastic, and sonorous qualities,” and today’s guitars from Gibson Acoustic are no different.

Bracing
Every acoustic guitar made by Gibson features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body, a feature normally found only in limited run, hand-made guitars. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the instrument’s sound projection. Gibson Acoustic’s Hummingbird Custom Koa sports a single “X” bracing pattern similar to the design inside vintage Gibson J-30s. This traditional pattern delivers a balanced midrange tone, with unbiased lows and rich, clear highs, producing a warm tone that has been a favorite among artists and players alike since the original Hummingbird’s introduction in 1960. 

Features

  • Gibson Logo
  • Tapered Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Radius Top
  • Nitrocellulose Finish
  • Body Binding