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Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar Blueburst 

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The Hummingbird is one of the most famous acoustic guitar designs and its preference as the go-to acoustic for rockers like The Rolling Stones’ Kei...Read More

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An affordable take on an acoustic icon sure to please any fingerpicker.

The Hummingbird is one of the most famous acoustic guitar designs and its preference as the go-to acoustic for rockers like The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, pioneer country rocker Gram Parsons, and multi-platinum artist Sheryl Crow is proof that the Hummingbird is a must-have for its warm but pronounced tone that perfectly compliments voices that have a story to tell. Now with the Limited Edition Epiphone Hummingbird Artist you can get that iconic sound in a no-frills all-tone package.

Rock, Country, and Everything In Between
The Hummingbird-style acoustic has appeared on some of the most famous albums in rock history including Exile On Main Street and the Hummingbird Artist carries on that tradition with a stripped-down, just-the-basics look that still retains all of the Hummingbird’s vital tone and construction features. After all, it’s all about tone and the Hummingbird Artist has got it.

The Hummingbird Artist features a select mahogany body and top for a warm but balanced tone that sounds great played solo or riding on the top of a mix with a stinging electric guitar. The easy fitting hand-set 25.5” mahogany neck has a rosewood fingerboard with eye-catching Split Diamond pearloid inlays. That iconic inlay pattern was a break from tradition in the '60s and is still one of the Hummingbird’s many visual trademarks. The strings pass through a rosewood bridge with a synthetic bone saddle and the soundhole is framed with a tortoise shell style pickguard cut to the classic Hummingbird style. The 1.68 nut-width is ideal for the classic Hummingbird body shape and SlimTaper neck and holds steady for hard rhythm styles as well as fingerpicking.

FEATURES
  • Select mahogany body and neck
  • Neck profile: SlimTaper
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with pearloid Split Diamond inlays
  • Scale: 24.75”
  • Nut: 1.68”
  • Bridge: Rosewood with synthetic bone saddle
  • Case sold separately

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EpiphoneHummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (12)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Stays in tune (12)
  • Fun to play (11)
  • Consistent (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (12)
    • Jamming (10)
    • Small venues (6)
    • Recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very nice!!

    Beautiful fit and finish. The blueburst is very nice. The setup was quite good out of the box. For most users it would be fine but the action was a little higher than...Read complete review

    Beautiful fit and finish. The blueburst is very nice. The setup was quite good out of the box. For most users it would be fine but the action was a little higher than I like. I did have it setup at my local guitar center which has an excellent guitar tech to make it perfect. It sounds great. The mahogany makes great tone and projection. This guitar looks and sounds equal or better than guitars costing much more. I now own four Epiphones: this acoustic, a Dove Pro and two electrics, a classic 1966 Casino and a 2014 Les Paul Custom Pro. I do love Epi's. My other acoustics are a Martin HD-28, a 1966 Gibson B-25 and a 1975 Alvarez. Playability and performance of this Hummingbird hangs right in with any of the others. The Martin ($3000) with its Rosewood back and sides is just a tad louder with a bit deeper tone.
    In my opinion you can't go wrong with this guitar.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I would avoid

    Mine came with lacquer drips dried around the top of sound hole. Fret sprouts extend beyond width of neck are sharp and would require crown and level. Fret sprout is either a QC or...Read complete review

    Mine came with lacquer drips dried around the top of sound hole. Fret sprouts extend beyond width of neck are sharp and would require crown and level. Fret sprout is either a QC or moisture issue as the neck wood continues to dry shrinking wood. Action very high and after adjusting neck relief only additional way to lower action is filing bridge bottom. Laminated exterior wood. Sending this back. Not worth a second chance on a better one. I would avoid this model. Musicians Friend Customer service exceeds excellent.

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    3.0

    Nice beginner guitar.

    By Mule

    from Iron City

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play

    Cons

    • Not Consistent

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

    This is a nice little beginner guitar. I like this shorter scale that is more true to the original Hummingbird specs. Easier to bend the strings and a great blues guitar for students.

    When I unboxed the guitar I checked the fit and finish and found nothing terrible. However the action was so high it was unplayable past the 5th fret. The nut also needed attention. With some work I was able to get it where it should be. A good setup on these overseas guitars are pretty much a given but this one was a bit of a chore.

    All in all after a good and lengthy setup this guitar turned out great. Very pleasant tone and easy to play.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    can't go wrong with this one!.

    By deanshred

    from bogotà-colombia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Beautiful finish
    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • Not one con

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

    i got mine a few weeks ago and i love it. it was a decent set up right out of the box, i just changed strings and a few more things to my preference, and it was perfect. it has a beautiful finish, not one imperfection!. the sound its very full and rich, and it's very easy and fun to play.

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    5.0

    Incredible Sound and Value

    By Dr. Lumbo

    from San Francisco

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    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

      I have played a Gibson Hummingbird priced at 10X this one and the Epi Hummingbird Artist is just about on par with it in terms of sound and construction quality. I still can't figure out how they can make a guitar this good at this price.
      The finish is stunning and the action is remarkably agile. I am so glad I treated myself to this excellent guitar.

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      5.0

      Lives up to the hype

      By Stoolie

      from Seattle

      Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

      This guitar is as great as the sales staff said it is, I am a beginner who was having trouble with barre chords, on this guitar I can finally get them sounding right!

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      5.0

      Love my hummingbird

      By music lovers 31

      from Trenton GA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Beautiful sound
      • Consistent
      • Easy to play
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Great Value For Price
      • Love The Faded Cherry Col
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune
      • Would Buy It Again

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

        I been playing for 50 years. Love the feel, sound and ease of playing. Thanks for making such a good product. Love all my Epiphones. Keep up the good work.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful!

        By JRob

        from Michigan

        About Me Novice

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

          Have played off and on for years and have played a variety (Simon & Patrick, Washburn, Alverez) but this guitar is by far the most fun to play. It's beautiful (no finish issues at all) and the sound is warm (no buzzing at all). The action and neck width are such that I can play barre chords with no problem, which I can't say for every acoustic I've played. I primarily use mine to give concerts in my living room but I could see this doing well in a small venue as well. Don't pass this one up. The quality is amazing for the price!

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Don't Pass This Up!

          By Richie

          from Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

            Right out of the box, this guitar is striking. Nicely wrapped and packaged. Not a scratch or ding. This guitar is a 24.75 scale, almost an inch shorter than the standard 25.5, so the feel is close and comfortable. The only thing I've done was replace the strings. I went with a Martin lights and the sound is really good. Nice warm lows and vocal highs. This is a more than basic, starter guitar for a basic, starter price. This is my second acoustic and I'm thinking about getting the electric/acoustic. I love it. Don't pass this one up.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            I would avoid

            By Otto Matick

            from Seattle

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

            • Finish Lacquer Drips
            • Fret Ends Sharp
            • Fret Sprout

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

            Mine came with lacquer drips dried around the top of sound hole. Fret sprouts extend beyond width of neck are sharp and would require crown and level. Fret sprout is either a QC or moisture issue as the neck wood continues to dry shrinking wood. Action very high and after adjusting neck relief only additional way to lower action is filing bridge bottom. Laminated exterior wood. Sending this back. Not worth a second chance on a better one. I would avoid this model. Musicians Friend Customer service exceeds excellent.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Hummingbird Guitar

            By Pleasure player

            from Highland,CA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Looks Sharpgreat Sound
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

              This guitar sounds rich and is a pleasure to play.

              Comment on this review

              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would recommend this guitar to anyone

              By Frank

              from WV

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

                I've been playing guitar for 55 years and have played and had every brand of guitar thats out there...Martin,Gibson,Fender,Taylor,Etc...you name it, I've played it...This guitar is just as good as any of them..For the price and the Craftsmanship & playability you can't beat it...Beautiful finish too...Right out of the box wasn't bad...I adjusted the truss rod and put a lighter gauge string on it, played perfect, lost a little bottom end but not much...The key's are made like they used to be with plastic buttons but with one new thing which is better with a 18 to 1 Ratio for more accurate tuning than which most key's are only 14 to 1 Ratio...I would recommend this guitar to anyone...

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