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1968 Gibson Hummingbird

Serial # 524858. With its cherry sunburst finish, engraved hummingbird pickguard, split parallelogram inlays, and adjustable bridge, this Hummingbird is the quintessential 60's Gibson. It's an easy-playing guitar thanks to its small neck (1-9/16" at the nut), and has that low-end thump that makes the adjustable bridge flattops famous.

This is an attractive example of the model, and plays well thanks to its recent set-up. The saddle insert is a new TUSQ replacement, and the original rosewood part is in the case pocket; bone nut is likely an older replacement, as are the new bridgepins. The guitar is otherwise original, including gold Kluson tuners.

One small repaired back crack, one very short top crack. Minor finish-fill under the nut's bottom, bass side, and a 1" section of the top's head brace (the brace you see just inside the top of the soundhole) has been replaced. There was once a pickup in the guitar, so we suspect the brace was modified to make room for the pickup. No other repairs or issues.

With hardshell case

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