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This week on Guitar Gear Gems we take a look at the new Gibson acoustic ranges that have just been announced. First up are the new Faded models. These include the Hummingbird, J-35 and  J-45 models. Then we take a peek at the all-new G-Bird models that come with an extra player port.

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Gibson Faded Series Hummingbird

The Gibson Hummingbird is regarded by many players as one of the most important acoustic guitar designs. According to the manufacturer, the new Hummingbird Faded combines vintage looks with modern construction.

It is equipped with a set of gold Gotoh Keystone tuners, a traditional hummingbird neck rod cover and a bone saddle and nut. The built-in LR Baggs VTC electronics make this guitar suitable for stage and studio use.

Each guitar ships in a Gibson hard case.

Hummingbird Faded

Hummingbird Faded

Gibson Hummingbird Faded

Gibson Hummingbird Faded

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J-35 30s Faded

The J-35 was originally developed in 1936. At that time the Great Depression was still affecting America. Gibson originally developed it as a slimmed-down model. One that would still offer musicians a warm and balanced acoustic instrument.

Again this model comes in a matte nitrocellulose finish. It has a great simple aesthetic charm for flat-top players and with some great tones available.

Again, each guitar ships in a Gibson hard case.

J-35 30s Faded

J-35 Faded

Gibson J-35 Faded 30s

Gibson J-35 Faded 30s

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J-45 50s Faded

Apparently, the J-45 is Gibson’s best-selling acoustic guitar of all time. The model comes with a Round Shoulder body, which was first introduced in 1942. It soon became the cornerstone of the Dreadnought line. Known for its full, balanced sound with warm bass and excellent projection.

The Gibson J-45 50s Faded is now also available with this faded, satin nitrocellulose finish. The model also includes the LR Baggs pickup, and preamp system.

The price also includes a Gibson hard case.

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J-45 50s Faded

J-45 Faded

Gibson J-45 Faded 50`s

Gibson J-45 Faded 50`s

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Gibson G-Bird Generation Collection

The all-new G-Bird model’s modification is not a faded finish. Instead, this Made in the USA model has a player port. This tweak to the company’s classic Hummingbird design is something new and gives a modern twist to the famous acoustic guitar design.

Gibson G-Bird

Player Port on the top bout

Player Port

Essentially, this upward-facing player port allows you to hear yourself better whilst playing.

It has a back and sides made of walnut and a Sitka spruce top with traditional scalloped X-bracing. It comes in a satin nitrocellulose finish. Hardware includes a TUSQ saddle and nut and a set of Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners.

This model comes complete with the LR Baggs Element Bronze pickup system. This Gibson G-Bird model ships with a Gibson gig bag.

MSRP – 1799 euros*

Gibson G-Bird

Gibson G-Bird with Player Port

Gibson G-Bird Generation Collection

Gibson G-Bird Generation Collection

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Image Sources:
  • Hummingbird Faded: Gibson
  • J-35 Faded: Gibson
  • J-45 Faded: Gibson
  • Player Port on top bout: Gibson
  • Gibson G-Bird with Player Port: Gibson
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