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Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar   

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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 spruce top and mahogany body 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
  • Spruce top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • 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
 
4.5

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (24)
  • Fun to play (23)
  • Stays in tune (23)
  • Good audio (22)
  • Consistent (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (24)
  • Jamming (19)
  • Small venues (11)
  • Recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Novice (6), Professional musician (4)

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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Nice beginner 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....Read complete review

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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5.0

Love this guitar

By Gruh

from S.N.J.

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

      Cherry burst is beautiful, I can't believe how pretty it is. I just love the look.
      Was tying out an epiphone Dr100 and really thought it sounded great and was easy to play.
      Saw the hummingbird and thought if the Dr100 sounded so good and was so easy to play , the hummingbird should be at least as good if not better , Man was I right, sounds great and plays easily. Extremely happy with my purchase. It's full and lively and bright. Never thought I would like an acoustic, this guitar has changed my mind. Great guitar. It almost plays its self!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      An excellent value !

      By Mike

      from Santa Fe, NM

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      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 was skeptical in purchasing this guitar as I have owned other Epiphone guitars in the past that just didn't cut it. This one does cut it. The fit and finish is flawless. After playing it for about 3 hours I knew it was a keeper. I then put a set of new strings on it, replaced the bridge w a Tusq unit that I had one hand and it was shorter than the stock plastic one. I now plays beautiful ! The mahogany body gives it a nice warm tone that I was looking for. Mine is the blue burst model and it looks stunning in the light. The tuners feel tight and after the new strings stretched out, it stays in tune quite well.

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Don't waste your money.

        By Vegasdan

        from Nebraska

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flat Sound

          Best Uses

          • Basic beginner

          Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

          I ordered one in blue after seeing the good comments on here. I have been playing for years and have owned acoustics from Gibson and Breedlove. I have been playing an inexpensive Seagull when not playing my electrics. I thought the Epi Hummingbird Artist would be at least equal for practice. When I opened the box and tuned it, it took ten minutes to determine that this guitar is not what I expected. The tone was virtually non existent. It was so thin and tinny sounding. I returned it the same day.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          beautiful to look at, but sounds like a tin can

          By SCUDD

          from Alabama

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quality construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

            I am mostly into progressive jazz and modern contemporary Christian music. Wanted an instrument for writing scores and playing them to critique myself without having to rig up my amplified instruments. This instrument was truly attractive as all the reviews seem to agree, but I was not impressed by the tonal quality or the playing action. I could have corrected the playing action with modification but that would have been technically causing the instrument to be used. As for the tone I personally found it to sound like a tin can(maybe a banjo?) so I returned it and ordered my first choice a nylon string classical instrument. I have an old guitar, steel string, that actually sounded better probably because of its age and lighter tru-oil finish.

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great guitar at great price!

            By eacjolleyroger

            from Southwestern PA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

              Experienced drummer. Bought this guitar as a starter for my 15 year old daughter. She plays clarinet in marching band but wants to branch out with something different. Bought it as Christmas present but she hasn't received it yet. I was excited to get it out of box. Finish was flawless. Came pretty much set up and ready to play. I know a few basic chords and guitar sounded fantastic. Neck is nice and slim and a little bit shorter than standard. Think it will fit her perfectly and can't wait to see the look on her face when she opens it!

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Bang for your buck

              By That Guy

              from roseburg oregon

              About Me Novice

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

                If you're on a budget, this is a great guitar. I've had mine now about 4 or 5 years and love it. Out of the box it sounded flat at first. First thing I did was install brass bridge pins and I made a new bride of Ipe (An extremely hard wood) Once you get the action where you like it, it's a fun guitar. Not super loud but has a nice mellow ring and feels good in your hands. With the brass bride pins and ipe bridge it almost gives it a zingy woody sound, idk how to explain it. Give it a try.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Been meaning to call! I love this guitar and case!!!!!!!!!!!

                By Franklin

                from Olanta, South Carolina

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

                  I'm a songwriter and this guitar is inspiring to play and to use in my writing!

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  EPIPHONE HUMMINGBIRD ARTIST

                  By Terry

                  from undisclosed

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

                    THESE ARE VERY NICE GUITARS. LOOK AND SOUND GREAT. BOUGHT TWO. ONE ON SALE
                    AND ONE ON RESTOCK. BOTH ARRIVED IN GREAT CONDITION.

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                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    awesome guitar

                    By gump

                    from Windsor ,Ontario, Canada

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

                      I have been playing guitar for 45 years. In that time I have played mostly electric. I have owned some really good acoustics as well but did not expect the quality this Hummingbird delivers. The highs and lows are great and the volume is really good. I did nothing to the guitar out of the box except play it and I am very impressed to get a guitar of this quality at this price range. The construction looks awesome, beautiful finish with a great binding. Overall a great instrument at a great price.

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Guitar, beautiful color

                      By Paul Carr

                      from Nova Scotia, Canada

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

                        Just learning to play, but it feels & plays really nice, I would recommend this guitar.

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