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1973 Gibson Hummingbird Custom Cherry Sunburst

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For sale is a classic 1973 Gibson Hummingbird acoustic guitar. A lovely guitar, light and breezy with a good all round tone for strumming or picking.

I bought this a few years ago from a professional musician called Malcolm Middleton who is in a band called Arab Strap. He used this guitar on many of the band's albums after he bought it in 1999 and he used it on all of his own albums. He also used it to gig and you can see it in some picture if you google his name.

Good points is that it has a great sound and that classic hummingbird look that many have tried to copy over the years. It still has the original sticker inside. The fret board is nice and thin so it's almost like playing an electric.

However, the guitar is coming up for 50 years old. While I have altered it myself done anything to it, I think at some point the frets have been levelled. There is a small bulge which I have tried to picture and some of the small rattle inside if you really shake the guitar. Not sure if something is loose or it from the pick up which I think is retrofitted. The front peg for the strap has also been moved but from what I can see this is a common modification. 

There are many cosmetic marks as shown in the pictures but all in all not too bad for a 48 year old guitar. I have described it as 'good' so you know you are not getting a new guitar but it doesn't look any worse than the ones that are described as Excellent and of the same vintage. 

The guitar comes with a Guild hardcase of the same vintage as you can see in the background. 

I'm not a guitar expert but feel free to ask any questions and I'll try and answer as best as I can. If you want more pictures then please just ask. 

Postage will be insured for the full amount. Happy to consider reasonable offers.

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
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