#1
which is best between the two... the gibson hummingbird or the gibson dove?... I know that the hummingbird is acoustic electric and i know you could add a pick up for the dove but what's the difference between em?..
#3
I'm not sure. But try them out, then compare features, then decide.

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#4
I'm pretty sure its just the woods used in the back and sides.
Hummingbird uses mahogany while the dove uses maple.
Theyre both available with or without a pickup
#5
^-- exactly. neither is better. it is just a matter of personal preference. play both. which one do you think sounds better? that's the one that would be better for you.
#6
^and then play a martin
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And then play a Taylor

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#10
all gibsons that i have played or heard sound amazing. but hands down the best guitar that i've HEARD (not played) is a santa cruz
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#12
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Good advice.

Nevertheless, I you are a Gibson man, please play a J-45 or J-50 (my preference - I don't like 'burst) before you finally decide. But maybe you all ready have.



yeah, those two are great too, like all gibson acoustics

maybe you could check some " seagull" guitars out too, i´ve heard they are great!

good luck finding a great guitar!
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#13
if you want a bright more i guess martin-ish (but with a more balanced mid-range and bass) tone go with the dove. if you like a warmer guitar with accentuated bass go with th hummingbird. i personally like the look and sound of the dove better (but i like the hummer's price) and am personally trying to buy one.

look up youtube videos demonstrating the sound and play both and let your fingers and ears decide because everyone's guitar taste is at least a little different.
#14
Take a look at the Blueridge BG-160 and BG-140. based on Gibsons and sound real nice. You also won't break the bank. That is unless you are buying the brand rather than the tone. Gibson sometimes has quality control issues.
#15
Quote by jimtaka
^-- exactly. neither is better. it is just a matter of personal preference. play both. which one do you think sounds better? that's the one that would be better for you.


What? It's just plain old mahogany and maple? Where's all the money going into when you buy Gibsons? The specs are less than amazing.
#16
Quote by Siren Silently
What? It's just plain old mahogany and maple? Where's all the money going into when you buy Gibsons? The specs are less than amazing.


Gibsons are often overpriced.

Anyways, guitars aren't really about specs now are they? If that were the case, then whoever has the most bells and whistles on their guitar has the best guitar.
#17
Quote by captivate
Gibsons are often overpriced.

Anyways, guitars aren't really about specs now are they? If that were the case, then whoever has the most bells and whistles on their guitar has the best guitar.


Well that's true. But I'm seeing $1000 guitars with the same specs as the a $3000 Gibson. $2000 dollars is a grossly inflated ammount.
#18
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Gibsons are often overpriced.

Anyways, guitars aren't really about specs now are they? If that were the case, then whoever has the most bells and whistles on their guitar has the best guitar.

Right, and Martin and Taylor guitars see no inflation at all.
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#19
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Right, and Martin and Taylor guitars see no inflation at all.


Of course they suffer from massive penis boosting name recognition price inflation, but I really haven't seen a worse perpetrator than Gibson.
#20
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Right, and Martin and Taylor guitars see no inflation at all.


True. but i honestly believe that some Martins really are worth buying. Taylors... i have never played a taylor that was nicer than a martin.
#21
Quote by Siren Silently
What? It's just plain old mahogany and maple? Where's all the money going into when you buy Gibsons? The specs are less than amazing.


Just because it's "Mahongany" or "Maple" doesn't mean that it will sound the same as "just plain old" mahogany and maple. Higher priced/quality guitars use higher quality woods.
#22
Quote by Siren Silently
Of course they suffer from massive penis boosting name recognition price inflation, but I really haven't seen a worse perpetrator than Gibson.

I honestly see Gibsons worth buying over Martins. I really, really don't like Martin guitars. Gibsons have a distinct dark, edgy tone that I like.

It's all a matter of opinion.
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#23
This thread is 6 months old! and leading to brand wars.

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