The Hummingbird Studio Acoustic/Electric updates the 60s classic with a solid spruce top, mahogany neck and body, Grover® Rotomatic® 18:1 ratio tuners, traditional binding and historic Hummingbird pickguard, and Fishman™ Sonitone™ electronics.
First introduced in 1960, the square shouldered Hummingbird quickly became a classic thanks to Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, who used a Hummingbird for rhythm on early Stones hits like "Satisfaction," "Play With Fire," and "Under My Thumb." There are also many classic photographs of Keith using a Hummingbird on sessions for Exile on Main Street, Goats Head Soup, and Sticky Fingers. Today, the Hummingbird is still a go-to acoustic for rockers like Noel Gallagher, Sheryl Crow, and Kid Rock when they need a rhythm guitar with smooth action and superb woody tone that's full of character.
On its own, the Hummingbird Studio Acoustic/Electric can drive an all-acoustic band or be front and center at a picking party with its sweet, balanced tone. Now with the Fishman™ Sonitone™ pickup system, the Hummingbird Studio can plug-in and hold its own on any size stage.
Top - Solid Spruce
Body - Select Mahogany
Neck - Select Mahogany
Neck Profile - SlimTaper™ "D" Profile
Fingerboard - Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius - 12"
Truss Rod - Adjustable
Binding: Top: 7-ply Ivory/Black, Back: 3-ply Ivory/Black
Fingerboard Inlay - pearloid parallelogram
Scale - 24.75" / 628mm
Frets - 20 Medium Jumbo
Nut - 1.68" / 43mm
Bridge - reverse belly
Saddle - compensated
Pickguard - Hummingbird Shape with Hummingbird artwork
Hardware - nickel
Machine Heads - Grover® Rotomatic 18:1
Under Saddle Pickup: Fishman™ Sonicore™
Controls: Fishman™ Sonitone™ Soundhole mounted Volume and Tone
Preamp: Fishman™ Sonitone™