Gibson / Hummingbird / 1965 / Sunburst / Guitar
This is a great example of one of the most iconic vintage Gibson acoustic guitars - a square shouldered dreadnought with the classic vintage Gibson vibe, a beautiful bound neck with split parallelogram inlays, and possibly the most distinctive of all Gibson scratchplates. With a faded cherry burst finish Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides this guitar has a depth and richness to it's tone that is just inspirational to play. It's proof that 60's Hummingbirds are amongst the most desirable of all acoustic guitars. This guitar is for the player - battered and bruised, like a diamond in the rough - but what a player. It feels like it's been played every day of it's 47 years, with great feel and real character. There are a couple of repaired cracks, so I've had my luthier check them out and he confirms that the guitar is structurally sound and good to go for another 47 years. This guitar has a very comfortable neck and, just back from a pro set up, has a great playing action making it a very difficult guitar to put down. It also comes in it's original hard case.
Glenns Guitars, UK
Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.
I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.
You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.
I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.
I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.