Here we have a 2005 Gibson Hummingbird Custom Koa Acoustic Guitar in mint condition!
The top of the guitar is made from AAA-grade Sitka Spruce with lots of “bear-clawing”, which adds to the stiffness and resonance of the top. The back and sides are AAA-grade curly (flamed) koa from Hawaii. What a gorgeous cut of koa! The fretboard is a jet black cut of ebony. The Gibson Custom Shop is not using ebony on any of the models being produced today. If you find a new one of these, it will have a rosewood fretboard. Gibson has decided, for whatever reason, that ebony is not an option at the moment. That means that the value of guitars with ebony fretboards will be on the rise!
The most striking thing about this guitar is the inlays. The pick guard is hand inlayed with mother-of-pearl and abalone. The inlayed hummingbirds are gorgeous! The abalone inlays on the ebony fretboard also add much to the guitar’s appearance.
This guitar has been played only a few times and the condition reflects this! There are no dings, dents, or scratches anywhere on this guitar! In fact, the only way you’d know it has been played is that there are some very few light pick marks on the pick guard. Even these are hard to find. The guitar is super clean!
Included is the original hardshell case and all case candy.
Please call me with any questions at 435.406.9281.