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Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar  Faded Cherry Sunburst

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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 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (28)
  • Fun to play (27)
  • Stays in tune (26)
  • Good audio (25)
  • Consistent (20)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (27)
  • Jamming (23)
  • Small venues (15)
  • Recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Novice (7), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would recommend this guitar to anyone

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...Read complete review

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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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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(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would recommend this guitar to anyone

By Chet

from Wv

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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...

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very nice!!

    By OldHillbillyHippie

    from Mid-Michigan

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

        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.

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Guitar

        By firechief614

        from Pikeville, KY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Great Price
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune
        • Very Nice Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

          This is the best low price guitar on the market today, great tone well built awesome finish surprising for the price!

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          An excellent value !

          By Mike in Santa Fe

          from New Mexico

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          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.

            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            awesome guitar

            By gump

            from Windsor ,Ontario, Canada

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            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.

              (5 of 5 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.

                (4 of 6 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.

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great guitar at great price!

                  By EAC

                  from Saltsburg Pa

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                  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!

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

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

                    By Franklin

                    from Olanta, South Carolina

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                    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!

                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      EPIPHONE HUMMINGBIRD ARTIST

                      By TERRY

                      from HUDSON, FL.

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                      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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