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Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar Blueburst 

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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 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (10)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Stays in tune (10)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (9)
    • Jamming (8)
    • Small venues (6)
    • Recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), 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.

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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.

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      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

          (2 of 3 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...

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good wood

              By Tommy

              from Marysville Ca

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Great Axe At A Great Pric
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming

                Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

                Good wood!

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wife's Guitar Wife's Review

                By Lazy Rider

                from Da Yoo-Pee of Michigan

                About Me Novice

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Learning
                • Practicing

                Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

                I'm real happy with it.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Price and playability can't be beat

                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
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

                  I've been playing the guitar for 54 years & have owned & played every brand of a guitar that's out there, Martin,Gibson,Taylor,Gretch,Fender,Etc., you name it, I've played it. And I play all types of Genre's. For the price and Craftmanship & the playability of this guitar,you'll never find another one like it.Right out of the box wasn't bad, adjusted the truss rod a little and put a lighter gauge of strings on it and it played perfect...
                  Lost a little bottom end but not much at all really.Like I said its the best buy for your money.I would recommend it to anyone.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Blue Burst Hummingbird Artist

                  By Willie

                  from Tucson

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Bang For The Buck Champ
                  • Exceptionally Beautiful
                  • Exclusivity Hard To Find
                  • Quality Finish

                  Cons

                  • Buzzes Needs Setup
                  • Could Use Jumbo Frets
                  • Needs Tuning Peg Upgrade

                  Best Uses

                  • Setup Nice And Show Off
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

                  Best looking acoustic I've ever seen. Buy some nice tuning pegs and get a pro setup done. I wish it came with jumbo frets. Once these are gone you'll wish you scooped one up.

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