Gibson‘s Hummingbird model debuted in 1960 as the first Gibson branded acoustic guitar with the new square shoulder design. Advertising from its introduction suggests that the shape of the body – large square shoulders and a slightly less wide lower bout – was intended to produce a tone that complimented vocals well. Gibson described it as “big, and round, and full with the deep rumbly bass so prized by guitar players.” What do you think from these sound clips? Did they hit the mark?
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