1963 Gibson Hummingbird Maple

1963 Gibson Hummingbird Maple

From the 1962 Gibson catalog, "A fabulous new acoustical guitar - one of the finest made for voice accompaniment. The sound is big, and round, and full with the deep rumbly bass so prized by guitar players." Indeed, Gibson designed the square shoulder body shape to emphasize the bass frequencies…
1963 Gibson Hummingbird

1963 Gibson Hummingbird

From the 1962 Gibson catalog, "A fabulous new acoustical guitar - one of the finest made for voice accompaniment. The sound is big, and round, and full with the deep rumbly bass so prized by guitar players." Indeed, Gibson designed the square shoulder body shape to emphasize the bass frequencies…
1968 Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado

1968 Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado

Gibson's line of Epiphone branded acoustic guitars gained a new model in 1963: the FT-90 El Dorado. The FT-90 was essentially a long scale Hummingbird with an attractive long pickguard, natural finish (also available on the Hummingbird in '63), and trapezoid fretboard inlays. The solid Sitka Spruce top and solid…
early 1965 Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado w/Rim Stinger

early 1965 Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado w/Rim Stinger

Gibson's line of Epiphone branded acoustic guitars gained a new model in 1963: the FT-90 El Dorado. The FT-90 was essentially a long scale Hummingbird with an attractive long pickguard, natural finish (also available on the Hummingbird in '63), and trapezoid fretboard inlays. Like the FT-110 Frontier, the El Dorado's…
1964 Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado

1964 Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado

Big pickguards and Western motifs were all the rage in the early 1960s. Gibson introduced a new Epiphone model in 1963 called the FT-90 El Dorado as a counterpart to its short scale Gibson branded Hummingbird. The El Dorado featured square shoulders, a long 25 1/2" scale length, Mahogany back…