Page 29 continues the Gibson jumbo flat top guitar series with three very nice models: the supremely eye-catching Everly Brothers model in Jet black with double pick guard; the Hummingbird (shown here in sunburst, but also available in natural); and the very well-known Southern Jumbo, again shown here in sunburst (SJ), but also available in natural (SJN).
The striking Everly Brothers model was produced between 1962 (just two examples) and 1971 with only 442 guitars shipped in total
An unusual concept in jumbo flat top guitars, designed and developed in close cooperation with the Everly Brothers. A new principle in bridge design combined with the finest in materials and workmanship has resulted in an instrument that is unique in every way. It offers a powerful resonant tone and wonderful sustaining qualities.
The Hummingbird was a little older, debuting in 1960, but in continual production for decades to come, and shipping in significantly higher numbers.
A fabulous acoustic guitar - one of the finest ever made for voice accompaniment. The sound is big, and round, and full, with the deep rumbly base so prized by guitar players. There's plenty of showmanship for the player in its wonderful, resonant tone and carrying power, and in its striking beauty too. The finish is Gibson's incomparable cherry sunburst colour, complimented by an exquisite pickguard, depicting hummingbirds in flight.
The SJ (or Southerner Jumbo / Southern Jumbo) was another of Gibson's highly regarded flat tops with a thirty year production run. It was in continual production from 1948 through to the late 1970s, shipping almost 28000 guitars between 1948 and 1978.
Country-Western artists have no greater favorite. They praise the SJ's traditional jumbo size and shape, its deep resonance, powerful tone and deluxe appearance, and its Gibson quality.
The Everly Brothers model had an April 1966 list price (zone 1) of $330; Hummingbird (either finish $285); SJ/SJN $220.
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