Like its namesake, this guitar combines a swift, aerodynamic design with appealingly bright aesthetics. It produces tones that are bright, open, and detailed, with plenty of zing. As such, it's an instrument ideally suited to strumming (just ask Keith Richards, who strummed a Hummingbird during the Rolling Stones' early '70s heyday).
This guitar is all stock, except that we installed Kluson-style Gibson Deluxe tuners in place of an earlier set of replacements. There's also a small chip on the headstock at the bottom of the high E string tuner and some evidence of old overspray on the back of the neck. As is common with guitars of its age, there is a small surface crack on the upper bout and a small crack directly behind the bridge. The guitar is absolutely structurally sound and should be good for decades of stage or studio use.
Ships in high-end Ameritage case that sports its own humidifier and hygrometer compartment. The humidifier is still in the case, but the hygrometer is missing. $4500.