Marquis Sunburst Martin

This guitar has the nice heritage of being designed to compliment and perfectly accompany the human singing voice, hence the name. There are a few Hummingbird variations available but the one we’re looking at in this article is the Acoustic-Electric version.

The Gibson Hummingbird has certainly had it’s fair share of celebrity players and is instantly recognizable due to it’s colours and decals. The sound of course is the most important thing and this acoustic guitar does not disappoint. It’s tone is very sweet and the guitar features a Sitka spruce top with mahogany back and sides. The scale is 24 – ¾” in length and boasts a typically over the top Hummingbird pick guard.

For playing this guitar through an amp you’ll be using its active pickup which succeeds in keeping the guitars looks intact and there’s also a very clever volume control mounted inside the sound hole.

Tuning wise the guitar is stable and smooth featuring Grover Rotomatic tuners, the electronics are of excellent quality and there’s the custom ‘radiused’ fingerboard edge. To transport the guitar you’ll get a premium hardshell case and these are definitely the business when it comes to protecting your expensive investment at home or when travelling.

The issue of its price tag is something to consider carefully an you’d probably have to be a pretty good player or a collector to warrant spending this much on an acoustic guitar. Most people regard Martin and Gibson on an equal level when it comes to acoustic guitars although there is rivalry between both camps of players.

Whatever your opinion just use your ears and let them have the final say!

Payo Perry is an expert online author for guitar lessons. Be sure to visit his website for free sample acoustic guitar lessons. The website also contains lots of lessons for beginner guitar songs.

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