Skip to main content Skip to footer
Save with Black Friday Coupons & Deals
Looking for Coupons?Call us Hablamos Español
MF MD HG01 2017 Holiday Gift Guide 11-12-17
Epiphone Logo
Product 518655

Epiphone Hummingbird Acoustic Guitar

  • Write a Review

Epiphone proudly presents the Hummingbird Acoustic Guitar -- an exquisite work of the luthier's art in every respect: tone, playability, and appearan...Click To Read More About This Product

We're sorry-this item is unavailable.

Find a similar product below or contact our experts for a recommendation of great alternatives. Call us at 800-449-9128.

Customers Also Viewed:
Don't Forget
OVERVIEW

Based on Gibson's original vocally-tuned design!

Epiphone proudly presents the Hummingbird Acoustic Guitar -- an exquisite work of the luthier's art in every respect: tone, playability, and appearance. The Hummingbird's select mahogany body with a solid spruce top projects rich tone that improves with age, and the bound rosewood fretboard is delicately crafted for effortless chording and soloing. The pickguard artistry speaks for itself. A treasured design, now available at a popular price. Limited lifetime warranty.


Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
 
4.8

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My First, My Last, My Everything

I've had my Hummingbird for about a year now and I love it more now than I did when I first got it. Lately I've become a bit of a guitar junky and since...Read complete review

I've had my Hummingbird for about a year now and I love it more now than I did when I first got it. Lately I've become a bit of a guitar junky and since I don't have the money to support my habit, I spend a lot of time at my local guitar center and other shops playing different guitars and making future plans. I've learned that my Hummingbird, sound wise, rivals many Taylors, Martins, and Gibsons. And some will argue otherwise but in my experience my Epiphone is on par the the Gibson Hummingbird that I lust after regularly. Some of this I attribute to the Elixer nanoweb phos/bronze med. strings I use. Action below the 5th fret is too high in my opinion but I've lowered it to equal the Gibson version. If I go any lower than I have it, though it plays like a dream, it will have that rubberband/twangy sound on the E & B strings and will buzz on mostly on the D & A strings around the 5-7th frets. This isn't speculation, I have lowered it too far and had to put shims under the saddle, but I have a new TUSQ saddle on its way. This is all with trus rod adjustments. That basically sums up why I only gave it an 8-rating for the overall category, the action cannot be lowered to my liking on this guiter but it can be lowered adequately. This is not even a problem for me since I don't play much past the 5th fret w/o a capo, I'm just obsessed with low action. In summary, a fantastic, beautiful guitar that IMHO rivals that ubiquitous Gibson version in every way at a fraction of the cost. Still I will purchase a Gibson someday.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointment

As a ex lead guitar and later bassman, I decided to purchse a flat top to practice around the house. Having not purchased a guitar in a number of years, I was somewhat...Read complete review

As a ex lead guitar and later bassman, I decided to purchse a flat top to practice around the house. Having not purchased a guitar in a number of years, I was somewhat naive to what brands to choose. So I decided to stick with one I was familar with, Epiphone. So I ordered the Humminbird (not the Gibson). Upon receipt, and unwraping, my wife nearly laughed me out of the room when we noticed the "made in China" on the box. It was all down hill from then on. The action left much to be desired. In fact, I needed a pair of "Vise Grips" to make an E Chord. It had a flat spot between 4th and 5th frets and the 12th fret didn't jive with my tuner. I had ordered a set of Martin acoustic light gauge strings (made in Mexico) hoping this would help the action somewhat. Not too much improvement. The guitar did have a pretty good paint job.

Reviewed by 46 customers

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stoked about my Epi Hummingbird

By Corbin W. Wyant

from Naples, Fl.

Just received my Limited Epiphone Ebony Hummingbird yesterday. I'm already convinced it is going to be one of the finest acoustics I've owned. Played beautifully out of the box and only seems to be getting better. Today I'll put some medium elixers on and I greatly anticipate an excellent experience in sound, feel and function. Grover tuners are rock solid and neck has a fast feel to it. Buzzes a little on the third fret, but that will be easily taken care of. I am a former owner of an Gibson Elvis Dove and I truly believe that after some small amount of luthier set up this Epi Hummingbird will equal or surpass that guitar in sound and feel. Looks as if this Limited Ebony is sooooooooooold out. Congratulations if you got one too.

 
5.0

Epiphone Hummingbird

By Lynn

from Kenton, Tn.

See all my reviews

Ask me a question

This guitar is a bargain. The action is a little high, but I can fix that by removing the shims under the bridge. Beautiful tone. Better than a friend's Gibson Dove.

 
3.0

Disappointment

By Fender Bassman-EQcCW

from Ore City, Texas

As a ex lead guitar and later bassman, I decided to purchse a flat top to practice around the house. Having not purchased a guitar in a number of years, I was somewhat naive to what brands to choose. So I decided to stick with one I was familar with, Epiphone. So I ordered the Humminbird (not the Gibson). Upon receipt, and unwraping, my wife nearly laughed me out of the room when we noticed the "made in China" on the box. It was all down hill from then on. The action left much to be desired. In fact, I needed a pair of "Vise Grips" to make an E Chord. It had a flat spot between 4th and 5th frets and the 12th fret didn't jive with my tuner. I had ordered a set of Martin acoustic light gauge strings (made in Mexico) hoping this would help the action somewhat. Not too much improvement. The guitar did have a pretty good paint job.

 
5.0

Really Nice Man, Huge Surprise

By William Loren

from OR

The price told me that this would be crap but instead, after a few months (6) it is really starting to sound like a gemstone. I grew up in a houshold where dear old dad had and played all the time a real 1965 Gibson Hummingbird. The sound of that guitar is forever in my mind and on occassion I borrow it for certain recording projects. Well, this EPI it's no 1965 Gibson but it is already taking on the sound properties of the original. I will even say, very importantly (to those out there who record) that this new copy, given some time and heavy playing, is better than the old ones for recording. The oldies are bigger and booming with such low end power. This new one might someday sound like that but for now, there is a really nice (in control) low end without rumble combined with a great middle and high end frequency set.I gave FEATURES a 9 and not a 10 becuase the pick guard is thing and lacking in substance when compared to the 1965 I know so well. That is the only major failing and purely a cosmetic issue. I really don't care for cosmetic issues but thought I should mention it and explain my harshness as expressed in raw numbers. Go Steelers!

 
5.0

Questionings

By Help me please

from York, Pennsylvania

I have read all the reviews for this guitar and this is for those who own this guitar. It looks like a nice guitar and sounds like a guitar for me. Im an intermediate player. Peoples reviews said that they had to mess around with a few things to make it sound better but after they did a few things it was great. I really want this guitar but I don't want to get it and then it be a dud and me not know what to do. If you have any advise or suggestions please e-mail me.

 
5.0

awsome

By Ryan-HgpHA

from Corpus Christi ,Tx

this is a great guitar. i got mine about a year ago and I love it. Everything about it is great. It sounds as good as a 2000 gibson. i would recomend this guitar to anyone

 
5.0

Nice

By Old Dog-KUqA5

from Salt Lake City

See all my reviews

My wife had a Gibson Hummingbird Stolen from her in the 70'es. Since she was mostly into Classical at the time we did not replace it. I bought the Epiphone version for her birthday. We are both very happy with the purchase. The sound reminds me of a Taylor more then a Martin. Much more ballenced and full then the Martin sound. The lower strings are full and warm. The upper strings are a very crisp pleasant tone. The action is good. The frets could use some slight dressing, but even her very expensive hand made Concert Classical required that. (a 10K spanish guitar.) She is now having a ball playing the music from the 60's that started her on guitar in the first place. I am very happy to say that this is close to 80% the Gibson Version at 20% of the price. How can you find a better value then that?

 
5.0

Great Sound, Great Price

By telepastor

from Alexandria, VA

See all my reviews

I've had my Hummingbird for about six months. I love the deep, rich sound. The factory action is a bit high (which is pretty normal), but not so much that I've had it redone. I'm completely satisfied with Epiphone and am already looking at others! Buy this guitar!

 
5.0

Don't take my word for it, compare.

By Bobtec-TiBfX

from Redlands, CA

See all my reviews

I actually took an Epiphone Hummingbird, and a Gibson Hummingbird to the acoustic soundroom at the music store. I also had a couple of friends with me to see if they could detect any difference. Both had Gibson strings on them. All 3 of us concurred, "No Difference". Soundwise, the same as the Gibson. Manufactuer wise, built to Gibson specs. Price wise, big difference. Oh yes, I believe that the pick guard on the Gibson is tortouse shell, whereas the Epiphone is plastic, but like so what.

 
4.0

Very Good

By G-Fed

from Atlanta, GA

I received my Hummingbird today. It looks amazing. Very nice finish and colors. It has great tone and a nice feel to it. One problem I have is how the strings "buzz" too much. It makes a vibrating noise that is pretty awful. My other guitars don't do that. I'll have to adjust some things like everyone else does to make it sound right, but hopefully that won't be too hard. The only problem doing that is that it isn't covered by the warrantee if it has been altered, so take care of it after that. Otherwise a great guitar.

 
5.0

I'm quite impressed

By I can only afford Epiphones

from Long Island, New York.

I got this guitar today for my birthday, and it came today, a few days early. I told my mom, and convinced her to let me open it, to check for any defects. So I took it out, and I just noticed how amazing this guitar looks. The deep hot tones of the sunburst, and the detailed pickguard. I tuned it up, and started playing. Everything was fine right out of the box, like action and whatnot. I'm really glad I chose this guitar, it's amazing. It has a really nice crisp sound. Don't really take my word for it though, I've been playing this ancient Atlas for about a year, and anything is better than that at this point. Try it out, I'm pretty sure, for this amount of money, you won't go wrong.

 
5.0

Epi Hummingbird

By LUVmyGibby

from CA

See all my reviews

I had been looking for a decent acoustic guitar to add to my guitar collection for quite some time now. I am very picky when it comes to guitar purchases. I went and tried the Epi model right along side the Gibson model and I was amazed at the tone & action and how close they both were in comparison. I checked out a few others, namely a Martin and mid price range Taylor and went ahead and ordered the Epi Hummingbird online. I don't understand other reviewer complaints/concerns with tuning, action or tone. Mine was deliverd to me PERFECT!! The tone just keeps getting better the more it is played and as it ages similar to the Gibson model. Move over Ovation, as this has become my favorite acoustic I own! BUY THIS GUITAR, you will not be disappointed. Epiphone quality keeps getting better & better!

 
3.0

Leadman

By Leadman

from Muncie, In.

Epiphone Hummingbird is a beautiful guitar. It does not rate with Gibson or Fender. The Hummingbird vibrates badly on the lower three strings. You have to play extra low sound to keep the vibrating down.

 
5.0

Epi Hummingbird

By FenderBoy335

from Knoxville, Tn

See all my reviews

The design is timeless and the playablity is fantastic.

 
5.0

Guitar nightmare

By SinginTheBlues

from Central, NJ

See all my reviews

I recently received my Hummingbird which to my surprise was gorgeous and nothing less than I would have hoped for - except for the fact that when I took it out of the case I had purchased and had it shipped in the top of the body was totally smashed in! How it could have happened esp. IN the case is a mystery neither Gibson or Fed Ex had an answer. Hoping the next one arrives PERFECT considering it's arriving in NO case...scary!!!

 
5.0

Great sound Great looking

By China1922

from Duluth, MN

I've had the Hummingbird for about a month and I can't put it down. It has a great sound compared to what I've played in the past and it is a very beautiful guitar. My only complaint is that the design on the pickguard is starting to come off already.

 
4.0

Hummingbird

By dude-zAzhC

from seattle, wa

See all my reviews

This guitar is crap. The playability is horrible, and the sound quality is right there with the playability. The action was ridiculously high, even after I pulled out the 4 shims under the bridge. If you want a guitar to look at, buy this one. If you want something to play, buy something else. I traded mine in for a martin of the same price range, and it's 100 times better.

 
5.0

A keeper

By MO Sites

from Boise, Idaho

I got this guitar 1 mo. ago. I owned and played two other brands and have sence sold all of them in favor of the Hummingbird. This one is a keeper. Great sound,easy to play, really good sustain. It is an absolute beauty. Finger picking has the most beautiful sound. This one will be passed on to my granddaughter.

 
5.0

An awesome axe

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I just got this guitar a few months ago and let me tell you, I couldn't be happier. The beautiful cherry burst finish is a sight to behold and so is the pickguard art. Fingerpicking styles sound really great on it an so do strumming. You won't regret it, get it now!

 
5.0

This is one amazing deal

By ThomasLeRoyJung

from Buffalo Grove, IL

This guitar is well worth the money that it costs. I bought this guitar because my previous acoustic was not serving my best musical intrests, and this guitar definitely lives up to its name and reputation. I highly recommend anyone looking for a good acoustic guitar at a steal of a price to look into this one.

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

See All Epiphone 6 String Acoustic Guitars
You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.