For over six decades, the Gibson Hummingbird has been an acoustic guitar staple. Now country icon Miranda Lambert has reimagined it as the Bluebird – she explains what inspired the radical makeover

Miranda Lambert with her Gibson Bluebird acoustic guitar
(Image credit: Gibson)

Appreciation for the timeless nature of Gibson's Hummingbird comes easily as it's long been a staple of acoustic players worldwide. And after years as a Gibson devotee, Miranda Lambert is throwing her hat in the ring with her first Gibson signature – and her spin on the Hummingbird – the Bluebird.  

"Gibson Guitars is a company that was an early believer in me and my career; hence I've been playing Gibson Guitars for a very long time now," she tells Guitar World. "We've had the opportunity to work together in different ways over the years, but to actually collaborate on my own signature guitar is a dream come true."

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.