Gibson Acoustic Electric Guitars

Gibson Acoustic Guitar Gibson Acoustic-Electric Guitars

"Quality" not necessarily "value" is synonomous with Gibson Acoustic Electric Guitars. What can you say about Gibson guitars that hasn't been said already? Not much except that they represent the best workmanship and electronics on the market.

Guitar category at GuitarCenter.com

Acoustic electric guitar reviews are not complete until a Gibson is mentioned. With electronics made by makers like L.R. Baggs and Fishman, you just cannot go wrong, even in the high end price range. Gibson acoustic electric guitar reviews can be read at music sites everywhere. Notable player: Roy Orbison.

Gibson Acoustic Electric Guitars

Gibson Hummingbrid Artist Acoustic Guitar Heritage Cherry

Gibson Hummingbrid Artist Acoustic-Electric Guitar Heritage Cherry, ~$1999

The Gibson Hummingbird Artist is a square shoulder dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar handcrafted in the USA. Featuring a washed heritage cherry finish; solid, premium Sitka spruce top; and mahogany back and sides, this arresting Gibson acoustic electric guitars tone is as ruby-throated as its namesake! A round mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard gives your fingers the ability to take flight over mother-of-pearl parallelogram inlays.Plug the Hummingbird guitar in and jam with an L.R. Baggs Element undersaddle transducer and preamp that keeps the look clean with an ingenious soundhole mounted volume control. Binding is 6-ply on top and 4-ply on the back. Gold keystone tuners, a mother-of-pearl crown inlay on the headstock, tortoise pickguard and a traditional Gibson rosewood bridge complete the look. Gibson includes a premium hardshell case with each Hummingbird guitar.


Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar, ~$2,099

A true legend of acoustic instruments, the Gibson Hummingbird Pro acoustic-electric guitar was first introduced in 1960 as Gibson's earliest square-shoulder dreadnought guitar. Superb for all styles of playing, with a capacity for rich, first-position folk chords and intricate solo playing, the Gibson Hummingbird quickly became an iconic acoustic line, and a favorite among legends like Gram Parsons and Keith Richards. The Hummingbird has been one of Gibson Acoustic's most enduring guitar line.Body tonewoods (back, sides and top) The body design of the Gibson Hummingbird Pro acoustic electric guitar is known as a square shoulder dreadnought. The top is made from Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from mahogany, giving the Hummingbird True Vintage a perfectly balanced midrange tone, with unbiased rich lows and clear treble registers. Selecting the right wood, and the formula to dry it out, are two of the most central procedures to Gibson's guitar-building process.Rosewood fingerboard with traditional binding and split parallelogram inlays The resilience of rosewood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The Gibson Hummingbird Pro guitar's split parallelogram inlays are made of genuine mother of pearl, and are inserted into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn't require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also sports traditional binding over the fret ends, which was a staple feature of many classic Gibson acoustic guitars for many years.Bracing Every acoustic electric guitar made by Gibson features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body, a feature normally found only in limited run, handmade guitars. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic guitar is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the guitar's sound projection. Gibson Acoustic's Hummingbird Pro guitar sports a single "X" bracing pattern similar to the design inside vintage Gibson J-30s. This traditional pattern delivers a balanced midrange tone, with unbiased lows and rich, clear highs, producing a warm tone that has been a favorite among artists and players alike since the original Gibson Hummingbird guitars introduced in 1960.L.R. Baggs Element ES acoustic pickup system Gibson Acoustic's Hummingbird Pro comes equipped with the Element ES Active acoustic pickup system from L.R. Baggs, which features a low-profile undersaddle element—or transducer—that's proven more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups. Combined with an onboard preamp with an unobtrusive and volume control mounted just inside the soundhole, the Element ES delivers performance not previously attainable from an undersaddle pickup. Its sleek and effective design removes unnecessary internal components to enhance the coupling between the pickup and the guitar, and improve


Gibson J-45 Custom Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

Gibson J-45 Custom Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst, ~$2,799

The legendary J-45 guitar clearly defines the storied legacy of Gibson acoustics. Without question, the J-45 is an icon of Gibson's round-shoulder dreadnought acoustic line ever since its introduction in 1942. Today, the guitar stands proudly as Gibson's number one-selling acoustic, and in recognition of this distinguished rank Gibson Acoustic presents the J-45 Custom guitar one of the most elegant and best-sounding versions of this classic model produced by Gibson Acoustic's master craftsmen in Bozeman, Montana. Combining vintage appointments with several modern features, the J-45 Custom Gibson acoustic electric guitars delivers the model's renowned tone while adding a new, refined appearance that complements its fundamental design, including a gorgeous floral and vine abalone pearl headstock inlay designed by Gibson master luthier Ren Ferguson. The Gibson J-45 Custom guitar is available in the model's original Vintage Sunburst finish and Antique Natural.Traditional Gibson Logo and Redesigned Headstock Inlay Design The Gibson name has graced the most innovative and revolutionary acoustic guitars of our time, including the J-45 Custom guitar. There is no mistaking the classic block logo, inlaid in beautiful mother of pearl, representing more than a century of originality and excellence. There is simply no equal. The headstock also features a new flower and vine abalone pearl inlay designed by Gibson Acoustic's longtime master luthier, Ren Ferguson. The elegance and stunning detail of this hand-engraved figured design gives the Gibson J-45 Custom guitar a distinct identity, ensuring its rightful place among the finest Gibson designs of the past.Gold Grover Rotomatic Tuners Grover's original Rotomatic tuners are an engineering marvel, with style and performance exactly suited for the J-45 Custom Gibson acoustic electric guitars. With a gear ratio of 14:1, the Rotomatics deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. All moving parts are cut for exact meshing, eliminating the possibility of slippage. A countersunk tension screw lets players regulate the tuning tension to any degree. A special lubricant inside the gear box provides smooth and accurate tuning stability.Pickguard The pickguard for the J-45 Custom Gibson Acoustic Electric guitar is Gibson's standard fire stripe tortoise tear drop shape, exactly as it appeared on the very first J-45 in 1942. As with all of Gibson's pickguards, the coloring, inlay, and binding are all done by hand. L.R. Baggs Element Active Acoustic Pickup System The J-45 Custom Gibson Acoustic Electric guitar comes equipped with the popular Element Active Acoustic Pickup System from L.R. Baggs, which features a low-profile undersaddle element—or transducer—that's proven more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups. Combined with an onboard preamp with an unobtrusive and removable volume control mounted just inside the soundhole, the Element d


Gibson Dove Modern Classic Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Antique Cherry Nickel Hardware

Gibson Dove Modern Classic Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Antique Cherry Nickel Hardware, ~$2,899

The ove Modern Classic Dreadnought Gibson Acoustic Electric Guitars is a masterpiece to be savored by the ear and the eye. Features curly maple back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, bound fingerboard with pearl parallelogram markers, 25-1/2" scale, handmade dove-wing bridge with mother-of-pearl inlays, and a distinctive engraved pickguard with inlaid mother-of-pearl dove. Natural finish top with warm antique cherry finish on back, sides, and neck. L.R. Baggs transducer with soundhole mounted volume control. Nickel hardware. Gibson includes a deluxe hardshell guitar case with the Modern Classic Dove guitar. Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.


Gibson Hummingbird Acoustic-Electric Guitar Heritage Cherry Sunburst Nickel

Gibson Hummingbird Acoustic-Electric Guitar Heritage Cherry Sunburst Nickel, ~$2,949

The Gibson Hummingbird is an acoustic-electric guitar that has lured celebrity players with its sweet, velvet tone and distinctive appearance since its release in 1960. The Hummingbird guitar features a Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, 24-3/4" scale length, dovetail neck-to-body joint, scalloped bracing, and an authentic Hummingbird pickguard. Plug the Gibson Hummingbird in and jam with the integrated L.R. Baggs Electronics system. Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.


Gibson Pete Townshend J-200 Acoustic-Electric Guitar Antique Natural

Gibson Pete Townshend J-200 Acoustic-Electric Guitar Antique Natural, ~$4,599

The Pete Townshend J-200 Gibson Acoustic Electric Guitars offers distinctive visual splendor. Flamed maple back and sides combine with multi-ply top and back binding, mother-of-pearl crown fretboard inlays, floral pattern pickguard, distinctive bridge inlays, gold kidney bean tuners, and Townshend's signature inlaid at the top of the rosewood fretboard. Pete's preferred slim-profile flamed maple neck provides a silky playing experience while a Sitka spruce top belts out big, bold, crisp Gibson tone. L.R. Baggs Element electronics reproduce every sonic detail of the Gibson Townshend J-200 with exacting clarity.Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.


Tell us about your favorite Gibson Acoustic Electric Guitar!

Include the model # and explanation of why your guitar is so great!

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see reviews from other visitors to this page...

Gibson Acoustic Electric: Blues King 
Gibson Acoustic Electric: Blues King ”A Blues Guitar You’ll Fall In Love With” The Gibson Blues King Acoustic Electric Guitar combines the …

Click here to write your own.

Return from Gibson Acoustic Electric to Acoustic Electric Guitars

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.


Winter Clearance Sale on Guitars at Musicians Friend. Save up to 88% MSRP!

Custom Search

Newsletter

E-mail Address
First Name
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Play Acoustic Guitar Newsletter.

Acoustic Guitar Reviews

Guitar Buying Guide

Child Guitar Reviews