With the original 1960, square shouldered Hummingbird seen many times in the hands of The Rolling Stones guitarist, Keith Richards, and then later with the likes of Noel Gallagher, Sheryl Crow, and Kid Rock its not surprising that this model has stood the course. Bringing it up-to-date, but retaining the elements that saw its predecessors become so popular, the Epiphone Hummingbird Pro Electro Acoustic brings you a guitar with a sweet, balanced tone but with the power to fill any stage.
A complex tonewood that improves the more you play it, its only fitting that solid spruce was the wood of choice for the top of this performer’s instrument. Opening up the tonal palette of the Epiphone Hummingbird Pro the top is joined by a select mahogany body. Of course lying atop the guitar’s faded cherry burst finish is the classic Hummingbird/flower tortoise shell style pickguard.
Matching this is select mahogany neck, carved to the SlimTaper D profile, which has been glued-in with a dovetail joint. Topping this is a 20 medium fret, rosewood fingerboard with a 12" radius, pearloid parallelogram inlays, and a 1.68" nut. The fingerboard also sports a single ply white binding, joined by the same on the back of the guitar’s body, and a 5-ply white & black binding on the top.
The headstock of the Epiphone Hummingbird Pro features the classic slope Dovewing design and is adorned with the Epiphone logo in white. Down the other end of the guitar lies a reverse belly rosewood bridge, with a compensated saddle, keeping action and intonation smooth.
The result of a partnership that has flourished for over ten years, Epiphone and Shadow Germany have ensured the acoustic sound of the Epiphone Hummingbird Pro Electro Acoustic is heard even when amplifying it to large audience. As well as being effect, the Shadow ePerformer preamp and Shadow NanoFlex pickup system are also physically discreet, with the pickup lying under the guitar’s saddle and the preamp only just visible on the upper bout.
The Shadow ePerformer Preamp offers a selection of controls, with a Master Volume, Treble and Bass EQ, Mute, and a Dynamics control all available from the guitar alongside a low batter indicator.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Hummingbird Pro Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Solid Spruce Back & Side Select Mahogany Neck Material Select Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Body Shape Dreadnought Colour Cherry Sunburst Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Special Electronics Shadow ePerformer Preamp Controls Volume and Tone Controls Tuners Chrome Die-Cast Bridge Reverse Belly Rosewood Saddle Compensated, Imitation Bone Pickguard Imitation Tortoise with traditional Hummingbird artwork Binding Fingerboard: 1-ply White Body Top: 5-ply White/Black Body Back: 1-ply White
- Great guitar
Looks really classy and has a lovely playing action. Shaun at Dawson's was very helpful and a pleasure to deal with nothing was too much trouble. Very satisfied customer thanks
- High tones and playability at low cost
I will say though, as with most guitars sold on factory set up, you will have to drop the action at the saddle - I took 1mm off for recommended string heights but I'm positive she'll go lower, and I put on a high quality set of 11's to replace the stock 12's that came with it. I found that the 12's didn't do the guitar justice and almost muffled the treble strings.
Bottom line, she's a keeper!!
- WOW! Brilliant guitar!!
- A really top notch instrument at a really reasonable price.
- Best Value
I would recommend this guitar to anyone wanting to purchase a brilliant guitar for a brilliant price.
- Top value classic guitar
Much as I'd like the Gibson model, and see it as a perfectly reasonable expense, my wife doesn't agree for some reason. It baffles me...
I had to 'settle' for an Epiphone, but it really is a lot of guitar for the money. It's still got the classic look, but there's a few compromises in its build compared to the Gibson. Well, it is about 1/10th of the price. Still, it sounds as good as any sub £250 guitar I've ever played (and that's a lot), and looks better than all of them.
A real bargain in my book- more than happy with it.
- Epiphone hummingbird pro
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