|09-21-2009, 12:26 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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Vintage Dixon Hummingbird?
Hi, this may not be the right place to ask, but I'm having a hard time finding info on this guitar...Does anybody know about the Dixon Hummingbird?...I know the history of Dixon, and that it's a Japanese copy of Gibson...does anyone know about the value and if they are good guitars? The model# 0-684, think it may be early 1960s, and appears to be in good condition. Any help would be greatly appreciated...
|09-27-2009, 07:52 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Re: Vintage Dixon Hummingbird?
A friend of mine, a professional musician, has one and he adores it (and so do I).
The Guitars are an "exact" copy of the Gibson Hummingbird, but made in Japan. As far as I know it was a former employee of Gibson who started his own company and copied the Gibson.
The quality, looks and sound meets or even exceed the original Gibson in my opinion. I suppose it is a bit like the origionals - there are excellent ones and good ones. No 2 will be the same.
I havn't a clue as to what they are worth and ones sees them very seldom in eBay and Co.
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