Gibson / Hummingbird / 1973 / Sunburst / Guitar
This is a great example of an all original, vintage Gibson square shouldered dreadnought. It has the classic vintage Gibson vibe, a beautiful bound neck with block inlays, and possibly the most distinctive of all Gibson scratchplates. With a cherry sunburst 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 some 70's Gibsons sound as good as their more collectable 60's examples, but for much less money. The sunburst top has faded beautifully - the cherry finish turning amber over the years - with great looking lacquer checking. The guitar has a fair amount of play wear, with a few nicks and light scratches, but nothing more than you'd expect from a 38 year old guitar. There is a professionally repaired crack on the top, below the bridge near the centre seam, which is structurally sound. There is also a faint number 2 above the serial number which indicates a flaw in the finish, but over the past 38 years it's difficult to guess what that might refer to. Overall it's in great condition, plays fantastically well, and comes in it's original Gibson embossed 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.