London, South Kensington
29 May 1997
A circa 1962 Gibson Hummingbird acoustic guitar, serial number 91904 in a sunburst finish, spruce top, laminated body, twenty fret bound rosewood fingerboard with double parallelogram inlays, wooden pin bridge with height adjustable saddle and plastic pickguard with hummingbird and floral pattern -- owned by Richards in the circa late 1960s and given by him to the vendor in the early 1970s
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WHITFORD, Eldon; VINOPAL, David and ERLEWINE, Dan Gibson's Fabulous Flat-Top Guitars, San Francisco: GPI Books, 1994
John Hiatt said The best rock acoustic guitar ever made was the Hummingbird Period. Ask Keith Richards or John Mellencamp.
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