Gibson’s Sustainable series offers a new take on the acoustic guitar, one designed and built with sustainability in mind. Constructed with a responsibly harvested walnut back and sides, as well as a richlite fingerboard and bridge made from recycled content mixed with pulp from responsibly sourced and harvested trees, the Hummingbird Sustainable is about as natural as it gets, all the way down to the hand-rubbed beeswax finish which helps to produce a beautiful, open tone to match the guitar’s distinctly organic look.
About Gibson Montana:
Luthier Orville Gibson founded the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co. Ltd. in Kalamazoo, MI in 1902. Its original aim was to make mandolins and mandolin-family instruments. Over the last 100-plus years, Gibson Brands, Inc., as it is now known, has since evolved into the world’s premier manufacturer of semi-hollow and hollow body electric guitars, as well as a celebrated portfolio of innovative solid-body and acoustic models.
“Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy... or they become legend.” So wrote Montana author Jim Harrison, perhaps about the master luthiers of Gibson Montana, which produces all of Gibson’s acoustic guitars.
Body Shape: Hummingbird
Top: Sitka spruce
Back and Side Wood: Walnut
Bracing: Traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing
Binding: Multi-ply top, multi-ply back
Finish: Hand rubbed wax
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Profile: Round
Scale Length: 24.75''
Fingerboard Material: Richlite
Fingerboard Radius: 12''
Number of Frets: 20
Nut Material: Tusq
Nut Width: 1.725''
Inlays: Diamonds and arrow, wood
Neckjoint: Compound dovetail neck-to-body joint
Tuner Plating: Nickel
Bridge: Traditional belly up
Saddle Material: Tusq
Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatic w/ kidney buttons
Truss Rod Cover: Walnut
Bridge Pins: Tusq
Pickup: LR Baggs™ VTC
Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone
Strings: 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
Case: Gibson Hardshell
Other: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
Note: Due to differences in wood grain, the item you receive may not exactly match the item in the photos.