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Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Whether you play country or classic rock, acoustic guitars don't get much more iconic than the Hummingbird. This Epiphone PRO boasts a Shadow pickup system. (24) Read 20 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The Hummingbird acoustic-electric guitar has long stood out in the Gibson and Epiphone lineups as a favorite of strummers and singer/songwriters. With the Hummingbird Pro, Epiphone has updated this iconic model with a slimmer neck and the Shadow ePerformer preamp system -- covering any need a modern songsmith might have.

Mahogany Body, Topped Off With Spruce

The tonal characteristics of the Hummingbird Pro start at the top -- its Sitka spruce top, that is. Spruce is known for its clear response even through hard strumming or picking -- good for players who really "dig into" their songs. On the Hummingbird Pro, the top is complemented by mahogany back and sides, which help add definition to the low end. The guitar's neck is also mahogany, carved in a SlimTaper "D" profile for a more modern feel. The rosewood fretboard is adorned with the iconic pearloid parallelogram inlays, and the neck is joined to the body with a glued-in dovetail joint, making for a strong, resonant bond.

Shadow ePerformer Preamp Brings Your Tone to Life

A collaboration between Epiphone and Shadow spawned the Shadow ePerformer Preamp found on the Hummingbird Pro. The ePerformer runs on two 2032 batteries, giving you tone-shaping options from treble, bass, and volume knobs, to a dynamics control for fine-tuning frequencies, all found on the guitar's left shoulder. The system also offers player-friendly features like a phase switch, low battery indicator, and mute button for pop-free plugging.

Distinctive Features are More Than Decor

Most people know the Hummingbird for its blush-red finish and signature pickguard graphic. Epiphone's Hummingbird Pro model sweetens the deal with several high-end features. The top is wrapped in five-ply white binding, with one-ply binding around the back and fretboard. The reverse belly rosewood bridge helps stabilize intonation and action with a compensated saddle. Finally, the nickel Grover tuners help keep you in tune through hours upon hours of strumming.

Features:

- Sitka spruce top
- Mahogany back and sides
- SlimTaper "D" profile mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard
- Shadow ePerformer Preamp system
- Master volume, treble and bass controls, dynamics slider
- Reverse belly rosewood bridge with compensated saddle
- Grover tuners
- Five-ply binding on top, single-ply binding on back and fretboard

Experience the song-inspiring tone of an updated classic -- the Epiphone Hummingbird Pro.

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- Top: solid spruce
- Body: select mahogany
- Neck: select mahogany
- Neck Profile: SlimTaper "D" Profile
- Fingerboard: rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Binding: -fingerboard 1-ply (white)
--body top 5-ply (white/black)
--body back 1-ply (white)
- Fingerboard Inlay: pearloid parallelogram
- Scale: 25.5"
- Frets: 20, medium frets
- Nut: 1.68"
- Bridge: rosewood, reverse belly
- Saddle: compensated, imitation bone
- Pickguard: imitation Tortoise with traditional Hummingbird artwork
- Hardware: nickel
- Machine Heads: Grover 14:1
- Electronics: Shadow ePerformer Preamp

Controls:
-- master volume
-- treble eq
-- bass eq
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Faded Cherry
Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 19 x 6 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Product Description

The Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric guitar brings the legendary country/rock "Hummingbird" into the 21st century with the Shadow ePerformer preamp and Shadow NanoFlex pickup system.

First introduced in 1960, the square shouldered Hummingbird quickly became a classic thanks to Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, who used a Hummingbird for rhythm on early Stones hits like "Satisfaction," "Play With Fire," and "Under My Thumb." There are also many classic photographs of Keith using a Hummingbird on sessions for Exile on Main Street, Goat's Head Soup, and Sticky Fingers. Today, the Hummingbird is still a go-to acoustic for rockers like Noel Gallagher, Sheryl Crow, and Kid Rock when they need a rhythm guitar with smooth action and superb "woody" tone that's full of character.

On its own, the Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric can drive an all-acoustic band or be front and center at a picking party with its sweet, balanced tone. Now with the Shadow(TM) ePerformer(TM) preamp and Shadow NanoFlex(TM) pickup system, The Hummingbird PRO can plug-in and hold its own on any size stage.

Solid Spruce Tonewood

The Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric features a solid spruce top. Spruce is a rich and complex tonewood that begins to breathe and improve with age. The body and neck are made from select mahogany. The Hummingbird PRO neck has a classic SlimTaper(TM) D profile and features a 25.5" scale and is attached to the body with a glued-in dovetail joint. The rosewood fingerboard has pearloid parallelogram inlays, 20 medium frets, a 12" radius, and a 1.68" nut. There is single ply white binding on the fingerboard and five-ply white and black binding on the body top while the back of the body has single ply white binding. The Hummingbird PRO has the classic sloped dovewing headstock has the "Epiphone" logo in white.

The Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric's reverse belly rosewood bridge has a compensated saddle for smooth action and intonation. The Shadow NanoFlex(TM) pickup system is under the saddle and the classic Hummingbird/flower tortoise shell style pickguard is easy to spot on stage or across a room.

Shadow Pickup System

Epiphone and Shadow Germany have worked together for over a decade at perfecting ways to amplify an acoustic guitar on stage. The Hummingbird PRO is just one of many Epiphone guitars that feature a cutting edge pickup system that can handle any size gig and still produce an "acoustic" sound. The Hummingbird PRO's controls for the Shadow(TM) ePerformer(TM) Preamp are on the upper bout and include controls for Master Volume, Treble and Bass EQ, Mute, and a Dynamics control adjusted via a frequency curve. There is also a low batter indicator. The preamp is powered by two 2032 batteries. The output jack and strap locks are nickel and the Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric is strung at the Epiphone factory with time-tested D'Addario Phosphor (12-53) strings.

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zZounds Expert Review
Are you longing for a Gibson Hummingbird but just don't have the cash for it? The Epiphone Hummingbird Pro is a fantastic recreation of that classic Gibson guitar. The combination of great looks and tone at a very affordable price make this guitar a huge value for beginners or more advanced players alike. The guitar is often chosen by strummers who want a sizzling high end to their chords and a sharp attack. I noticed that open chords were indeed very bright and sounded pronounced when I strummed. The guitar has the characteristic hummingbird pickguard design and double parallelogram fret inlays that really do belie its price, which is hard to come by in a budget-friendly guitar. Though the guitar does have a nice high end presence, its bass is balanced and does not overpower or muddy the overall tone. Fingerpicking produced good results as well, once again proving that the dreadnought acoustic body shape is a versatile and smart addition to your arsenal.

- Justin, zZounds Guitar Expert

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Overall: I was poking around and I found the Zzounds site. This has to be a dream come true. At times it's just hard to come up with the cash up front. I liked the looks of the Humming Bird Pro so I went and tried the play as you pay plan. The guitar arrived packed very,very good. People look at this guitar and I ask them to guess what it cost. They start around $1,500.00 down to $800.00. The pick guard,the head stock,the fret board inlays just make this look like a high priced guitar. I also like the full body shape because although the cut away type are good I like the traditional style Out of the box it just needed a bit of tuning and the action was a tad bit low but I know enough and took care of that myself. The sound it just unreal and that's with no amp hooked up. How well does it sound? I wrote a song for my G/F who was killed by a driver DUI. But I played that song I wrote on the humming bird Pro and I started getting obsessed and wanted all of that song to be perfect. How well does it play? This is what the owner of a lounge said when I finished. ~~~>One gentleman went up and said that in 43 years of guitar playing,he has never heard any player play an acoustic guitar like Bob. It wasn't just me.It was how well that Humming Bird Pro sounds. It was how that Humming Bird sounds when I started finger picking. If your looking at a higher priced guitar but just for some reason can't afford it or maybe just don't want to spend that much,don't under estimate this humming Bird Pro because it will sound just as good or better then a high priced Taylor 210ce. Your here only one time so buy what you want because with zzounds,they will make sure you can get what makes you happy. Also the support and return policy just can't be beat. I would add more but I am just not a good writer. Bob Lech
Style of Music: Almost all Country,60's and 70's,John Denver cover songs and try my best at writing some songs
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Overall: I have to start with a compliment to zZounds. I ordered this guitar Thursday afternoon and it was delivered Saturday at noon. 1 and 1/2 days from New York to middle Tennessee; unbelievable. The guitar itself is everything the other reviews have commented on: Easy to play, nice bright sound, and absolutely gorgeous color and finish. I have been playing a Gibson since 1958 (yep, I'm an old guy) but always admired the style of the Hummingbird. Just got a wild hair and decided to try the Epiphone version and am extremely pleased with the instrument especially for the price. If you're thinking about it...do it; I don't think you'll be unhappy. I rated Manufacturers support at 3 stars only because I haven't needed it yet. Play on.
Style of Music: Favorite styles are: Country, Folk, Pop, and Blues
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