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The Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric guitar brings the legendary country/rock "Hummingbird" into the 21st century with the new Shadow ePerf...Read More

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A country/rock classic plugs in.

The Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric guitar brings the legendary country/rock "Hummingbird" into the 21st century with the new Shadow ePerformer preamp and Shadow NanoFlex pickup system.

First introduced in 1960, the square shouldered Hummingbird quickly became a classic thanks to Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, who used a Hummingbird for rhythm on early Stones hits like "Satisfaction," "Play With Fire," and "Under My Thumb." There are also many classic photographs of Keith using a Hummingbird on sessions for Exile on Main Street, Goat's Head Soup, and Sticky Fingers. Today, the Hummingbird is still a go-to acoustic for rockers like Noel Gallagher, Sheryl Crow, and Kid Rock when they need a rhythm guitar with smooth action and superb "woody" tone that's full of character.

On its own, the Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric can drive an all-acoustic band or be front and center at a picking party with its sweet, balanced tone. Now with the Shadow ePerformer preamp and Shadow NanoFlex pickup system, The Hummingbird PRO can plug-in and hold its own on any size stage.

Solid Spruce Tonewood
The Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric features a solid spruce top. Spruce is a rich and complex tonewood that begins to breathe and improve with age. The more you play, the better it sounds! The body and neck are made from select mahogany. The Hummingbird PRO neck has a classic SlimTaper D profile and features a 24.75" scale and is attached to the body with a glued-in dovetail joint. The rosewood fingerboard has pearloid parallelogram inlays, 20 medium frets, a 12" radius, and a 1.68" nut. There is single ply white binding on the fingerboard and 5-ply white & black binding on the body top while the back of the body has single ply white binding. The Hummingbird PRO has the classic sloped dovewing headstock has the "Epiphone" logo in white.

The Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric's reverse belly rosewood bridge has a compensated saddle for smooth action and intonation. The Shadow NanoFlex pickup system is under the saddle and the classic Hummingbird/flower tortoise shell style pickguard is easy to spot on stage or across a room.

Shadow Pickup System
Epiphone and Shadow Germany have worked together for over a decade at perfecting ways to amplify an acoustic guitar on stage. The Hummingbird PRO is just one of many Epiphone guitars that feature a cutting edge pickup system that can handle any size gig and still produce an "acoustic" sound. The Hummingbird PRO's controls for the Shadow ePerformer Preamp are on the upper bout and include controls for Master Volume, Treble and Bass EQ, Mute, and a Dynamics control adjusted via a frequency curve. There is also a low batter indicator. The preamp is powered by two 2032 batteries. The output jack and strap locks are nickel and the Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric is strung at the Epiphone factory with time-tested D'Addario Phosphor (12-53) strings.

FEATURES
  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Body: Select mahogany
  • Neck: Select mahogany
  • Neck Profile: SlimTaper "D" Profile
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard: Radius 12"
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Binding: fingerboard 1-ply (white), -body top 5-ply (white/black), -body back 1-ply (white)
  • Fingerboard Inlay: pearloid parallelogram
  • Scale: 24.75"
  • Frets: 20, medium frets
  • Nut: 1.68"
  • Bridge: Rosewood, reverse belly
  • Saddle: Compensated, imitation bone
  • Pickguard: Imitation Tortoise with traditional Hummingbird artwork
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Grover 14:1
  • Electronics: Shadow ePerformer Preamp
  • Controls: Master volume, treble EQ, bass EQ
  • Case sold separately

Enjoy the new acoustic-electric sound of this timeless classic. Order today.

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EpiphoneHummingbird PRO Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (62)
  • Fun to play (60)
  • Good audio (56)
  • Stays in tune (53)
  • Consistent (45)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (57)
  • Jamming (52)
  • Small venues (41)
  • Recording (39)
  • Rock concerts (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (52), Professional musician (15), Novice (7)

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My New Epiphone Hummingbird Pro

After playing my Epi PR-150 for several months before I received the Hummingbird Pro, the Hummingbird sounded and felt pretty flat on bass response. The over all tone was no better than my...Read complete review

After playing my Epi PR-150 for several months before I received the Hummingbird Pro, the Hummingbird sounded and felt pretty flat on bass response. The over all tone was no better than my PR-150. But the PR-150 has a superb, full tone including very nice bass feel. The Hummingbird has plug in capability which is a definite plus. I can't wait to test it on my Peavy Escort 6000 personal p.a. system. I removed the classic pick guard in favor of my art. I hand painted the new art on this fire orange beauty. I thought 'cherry' was red, not red-orange. Fire orange is the proper name for the color of sunburst finish. Hello. The greatest asset of this guitar is not it's color nor it's sound. The thing that grabs my attention and appreciation of this instrument is it's craftsmanship and finish. I have played the best and most expensive guitars. This guitar's tone and sound is certainly no disgrace. It is as good as it's price and considerably better. It's craftsmanship and finish are as good as the best. It is perfect in that respect. I will use this guitar until either it or I bite the dust. I like it. Not saying that I won't play another just for a little variety. It is a very good guitar. Feels like it will outlast Mike Freedom. That is saying a lot.

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bad element

bought this on a whim...wanted to use it on a few gigs coming up that needed some country western..rockabilly tunes figured this would be fun to switch out with my regular...Read complete review

bought this on a whim...wanted to use it on a few gigs coming up that needed some country western..rockabilly tunes figured this would be fun to switch out with my regular acoustic electric...when i received it the action and sound acoustically was great however plugged in it had an annoying hum...instead of sending back i sent it to a guitar tech...bad element...epiphone is sending me a new one via snail mail but the fact remains im missing 3 gigs i wanted to use it on....no testing of pickup before shipping?...i guess this is one reasonfolks dont buy online..a testing of the electronics before shipping would be appreciated....casey

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5.0

Hummingbird really flies high!!

By Terry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I play at venues of up to 100 people and wanted to upgrade from my current guitar. The Hummingbird has a nice look and a great reputation so I pulled the trigger on it and have not been disappointed.
It has a warm tone unplugged but as other reviews greatguitar at a great price!!, really comes alive once plugged in.
Musicians Friend does a great job packing it for shipping and it arrived very quickly. A

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5.0

Great Guitar for the Money

By 1Fifty

from Rhode Island

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Performing

    Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Fit and finish on this guitar is perfect - kudos to Epiphone for making a guitar like this that doesn't break the bank. The sound is even better when plugged in although I fully expect the sound will get better over time unplugged because of the solid spruce top. This is a very substantial guitar for the money...

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    (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    solid Spruce top and pic are false adverticing !

    By Del

    from Newark, Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • not solid spruce,
      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        not solid spruce top, its veneer, not the one pictured in the advertisement.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing right out of the box!!

        By Den

        from Milo, Maine

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • 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 PRO Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Out of the box this guitar blew me away. It is an absolutely beautiful classic. Every detail, every inch is flawless. Got it around 4:00 in the afternoon, only needed a slight tuning and took it to open mic night two hours later leaving my eight hundred $$ Takimine at home. Played beautifully and never had to be re-tuned all evening. I owned a Gibson Hummingbird years ago and have regretted selling it ever since. Not being able to afford one today I decided to purchase the Epiphone only after checking out oooodles and oooodles of reviews. No regrets here and I'm more than happy to say this is an awesome guitar. Thank you Epiphone and MF for the 20% discount making this easier to afford.

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          (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Chose Epiphone Dove Pro instead, and MF was so helpful!

          By GaleForce Git Guy

          from Buffalo NY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Already know Epi Hummingbird is a great choice, but realized I did not have a single maple-body dreadnaught, so switched my order next day to the Epiphone Dove Pro.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          recommend this for amateur players.

          By Guitar Steve

          from Calabash NC.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • input jack works loose

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          jamming w/friends and playing local parties. input jack keeps working loose,thats the only gripe I have.

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          (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          My New Epiphone Hummingbird Pro

          By MIKE FREEDOM

          from WINnfield, Louisiana

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not Quite My Expectations

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • practice PRACTICE
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          After playing my Epi PR-150 for several months before I received the Hummingbird Pro, the Hummingbird sounded and felt pretty flat on bass response. The over all tone was no better than my PR-150. But the PR-150 has a superb, full tone including very nice bass feel. The Hummingbird has plug in capability which is a definite plus. I can't wait to test it on my Peavy Escort 6000 personal p.a. system. I removed the classic pick guard in favor of my art. I hand painted the new art on this fire orange beauty. I thought 'cherry' was red, not red-orange. Fire orange is the proper name for the color of sunburst finish. Hello. The greatest asset of this guitar is not it's color nor it's sound. The thing that grabs my attention and appreciation of this instrument is it's craftsmanship and finish. I have played the best and most expensive guitars. This guitar's tone and sound is certainly no disgrace. It is as good as it's price and considerably better. It's craftsmanship and finish are as good as the best. It is perfect in that respect. I will use this guitar until either it or I bite the dust. I like it. Not saying that I won't play another just for a little variety. It is a very good guitar. Feels like it will outlast Mike Freedom. That is saying a lot.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Was A fine Gigging Instrument

          By Ravin12

          from Antioch, IL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I bought a "Scratch & Dent" Epi Hummingbird about 9 years ago from MF and it has served me well since then. These Hummingbirds did not had pickups back then so I had a Fishman undersaddle pup installed, and the neck set up, frets dressed etc. It is, and remains a great guitar for gigging. Sounds great amplified. I recorded an album in Nashville in 2008 and the engineer, who had set up a couple of Royer mikes in the studio, ended up using the direct feed from the Fishman Pickup. Now this could be that, acoustically, this guitar is not that great. If you are playing live through a DI into a PA it'll be just fine.
              I just recently purchased a Gibson Hummingbird and the difference is astounding. playing acoustically the Epiphone can't compare. However, playing through a PA with the Gibson is another story. The qualities that make it great acoustic guitar work against it when plugged in. Massive feedback problems. I'm going to have to get a soundhole blocker for it.
              To sum up - he Epiphone Hummingbird is a fine guitar for the price especially for live performing where you a playing amplified.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great value for the price

              By Bodog

              from Salisbury NC

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I don't know how epiphone does it but for the money I don't see how you can beat this guitar. Straight out of the box this thing is nice. Doesnt have the overall tone my Takemine has but I paid three times the amount for that guitar. When you plug it in it comes alive. Has to be the best onboard preamp I have ever heard. Like I said it's amazing this guitar can be sold for this price. And Musicians Friends customer service is the best period.

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Sweet guitar at a great price

                By Patrickb22

                from Minnesota

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Out Of Box Setup Is Great
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  This guitar feels and plays like more expensive guitars. The action, intonation, and tuning hold are excellent. Out of the box, this guitar needed no adjustments. The tuning heads are fantastic as well in that they are very smooth and provide great fine control. For the price, it totally exceeded my expectations. The sound is not quite as rich and full as my more expensive guitars but that was expected given it is less than half the price. Finally, it feels well built and is so comfortable to play and I just love the finish.

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