1964 Gibson Hummingbird # 304668



Growing up and seeing bands around town that had guys playing "Hummingbirds", was always a bit of a letdown when you checked out the Headstocks! I don't think I ever saw a real one, always Japanese copies. So, often copied, but never matched is how I look at them. Gibson's first ever  square shouldered "Dreadnought", released in 1960, it was an immediate hit, a perfect guitar for the Folk era that was just gaining a foothold and then the Rolling Stones took it as theirs and the legend was born. Honduras Mahogany Back, Sides and Neck, Sitka Spruce Top, Rosewood Bridge and Fretboard with those classic "Parallelogram" pearloid inlays, Gold Kluson "Waffleback" Tuners with the "Tulip" Buttons, Adjustable Saddle and of course the Etched Hummingbird Pickguard, make for a True Classic! This one is Factory Original and one of the best examples I have come across.