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Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar Faded Cherry Sunburst  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (13)
  • Good feel (13)
  • Stays in tune (13)
  • Fun to play (12)
  • Consistent (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (13)
    • Jamming (11)
    • Small venues (6)
    • Recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Novice (4), 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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Lots of Hummingbird history to continue

    By No nickname

    from Kountze,Tx

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Acoustic Guitar:

      Read a lot of reviews prior to purchase. My only complaint is blue burst was 1 st choice but not available till May. Money well spent! I had planned to have it setup on arrival but setup was great with easy low action. Sounds like other reviews but the guitar plays like it cost much more than my purchase price. All my purchases with MF have been pleasant and uneventful. Will enjoy Hummingbird for years to come,

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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

      About Me Experienced

      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.

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