The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~

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Gibson Hummingbird Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1967

Gibson Hummingbird Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1967

Immediately popular particularly with singer-songwriters and carrying a distinctive hand-painted pickguard, the Hummingbird was used on many popular recordings, sometimes to surprising results. For example, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Street Fighting Man’ features a Hummingbird recorded on an overdriven Philips cassette recorder, with Charlie Watts using a portable practice kit. Other recordings, like ‘Angie’,  record the Hummingbird more conventionally. 

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Price: $4375 CAD
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Gibson Hummingbird Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1975

Gibson Hummingbird Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1975

Appearing in 1960 next to the top of the line J-200, the Gibson Hummingbird was Gibson’s first square-shoulder – Martin style – dreadnought guitar.

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Price: $3300 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson SG Standard Natural Mahogany, 1977

❌SOLD❌ Gibson SG Standard Natural Mahogany,  1977

The Gibson SG Standard appeared, named as such, in 1963 though it had been available for two years as the radically redesigned Les Paul Standard. It has remained in production since then, with a number of variations- some subtle, others less so.Here we’re looking at a nice Gibson SG Standard built during 1977, likely at the Nashville Tennessee plant. This was during the Norlin era, and the back of the head features a ‘Volute’ typical of that time, added to help increase head strength.

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Price: $1700 CAD

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