Gibson 2016 Hummingbird Custom Koa Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
The Hummingbird from Gibson is the classic cornerstone of their acoustic line and this Limited Edition Custom Koa model features hand-inlaid and hand engraved hummingbirds on the headstock, fingerboard, pickguard, and bridge, making this a truly custom piece. The tonewood combination of Sitka spruce and koa allows for a bright but balanced sound true to the Hummingbird's reputation as a player's dream. Other appointments on this Hummingbird include engraved gold Grover Rotomatic tuners; an abalone rosette and binding; hand-engraved iconic hummingbirds and butterflies on the pickguard, bridge, fingerboard, and headstock; beautiful AAA koa back and sides; multi-ply binding with abalone; and hot hide glue construction.
Gibson's custom shop created this gorgeous Koa Hummingbird limited edition in 2016. The label states that the production run was limited to 40 of this guitar. This particular guitar shows hardly any play use. There is no fret wear, the neck is straight, the neck angle is good, with plenty of saddle height left to adjust the action lower should one desire. There are two surface scratches on the back that are so minor that I was unable to photograph them. They are only visible if the light hits the back at a certain angle.
Playing feel: Fingerboard edge is softened to comfortably fit the contour of the player's hand
Finish: Finer grit sandpaper and polishing compounds for gloss finish.
Setup: Outstanding playability assured by our German-engineered Plek with final hand setup
Fingerboard and bridge: New penetrating and finishing oil last longer and maximizes woods natural vibrancy
Tuners: Gold-plated engraved Grovers
Tonewoods: Koa back and sides
Pickguard: Distinctive Hummingbird pickguard
Inlays: Custom ablalone inlay
- Body type: Dreadnought
- Cutaway: Non-cutaway
- Top wood: Sitka Spruce
- Back & sides: Koa
- Bracing pattern: Scalloped
- Body finish: High Gloss
- Neck shape: Round
- Nut width: 1.725" (43.8mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Scale length: 24.75"
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: High Gloss
- Headstock overlay: Rosewood
- Tuning machines: Engraved Gold Grover Rotomatics
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Saddle & nut: Bone
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Special features: None
- Case: Hardshell case
- Country of origin: United States