Gibson Hummingbird Custom KOA
Released July, 2009
The Pros:Consistent performance night after night. Easy to use for a variety of skill levels. Has a good feel, everything accessible and comfortable.
The Cons:Lacks the warmth and resonance of higher end guitars.
The Gibson Hummingbird Custom KOA is a mid-grade acoustic guitar that combines the basic features of the original 1960 Hummingbird model and the work of Luthier Ren Ferguson. The Hummingbird Custom KOA features gold Grover mother of pearl keystone tuners with a gear ratio of 14:1.
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The peg-head logo is a custom designed and hand-crafted inlay of three in-flight hummingbirds carved from abalone and mother of pearl. This peg-head logo is exclusive to the Hummingbird Custom KOA and is not used in other Gibson acoustic guitar models.
The Hummingbird Custom KOA features an ebony fingerboard with rolled-edges and orpheum-style abalone inlays. The rosette is a double-ring equipped with a seven-ply binding main ring and a second ring of three-ply binding and an abalone filled middle. The square-shoulder dreadnought body design has a top made of a AAA-grade sitka spruce wood finish while the back and sides are constructed from a highly figured Koa. The bracing inside the body of the Hummingbird Custom KOA is a single "X" pattern which is mainly existent for loyalty to the traditional Hummingbird design.
- Gibson logo
- Custom designed hummingbirds in-flight inlay
- Gold Grover keystone mother of pearl tuners
- Tapered dovetail neck joint
- Radius top
- Nitrocellulose finish
- Body binding
- Square-shoulder dreadnought
User Reviews (2)
consistent performance night after night
easy to use for a variety of skill levels
has a good feel, everything accessible and comfortable
stays in tune for a long time
can project a fairly loud tone when needed
general tone is neutral-to-warm, suits a variety of playing styles
lacks the warmth and resonance of higher end guitars
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