Looking at the neck and fingerboard, it comes with a nice strip of binding that looks great, and running my finger along it, it’s perfectly smooth, and shouldn’t cause any problems or discomfort during playing. The most outstanding thing in terms of the more standard parts on this, is the use of Grover machineheads. Your email address will not be published. I love the sound of the Hummingbird. The wood grain is weak, indicative of very young trees. ), Review: ESP LTD M-17 (what does a budget seven-string guitar sound like?). In fact, it’s probably safe to say that it’s the aesthetics that make the Hummingbird an attractive guitar. That’s where iconic guitars come from: there’s never any mistaking the sight of a Hummingbird onstage. Buy it n don’t look back. The Epiphone Hummingbird HS is made in China. A quick overview of the Hummingbird PRO’s specs doesn’t reveal any major surprises. I own a Gibson Les Paul, a Fender Strat and several other (cheaper) guitars. Required fields are marked *. I found the neck smooth, and even in its natural acoustic state, without being plugged in, I felt in control of its volume. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Made in China, but it's weird, it seems to be two finishes. The Epiphone Hummingbird has a list price of $499, and a street price of $299. The "solid spruce top" is very poor quality. It’s probably because of that, that it also became my main songwriting guitar. It has a 25.5" scale with frets. Your email address will not be published. I’m a fan of the Epiphone Hummingbird PRO. An Epiphone Hummingbird is made in a production facility where the goal is quantity that will pass certain quality standards. Review: Epiphone Hummingbird PRO – is it right for you? The Hummingbird 6-string acoustic I found to be beautifully crafted and finished with a crisp full tone and playability knocking on the door of my Les Paul with a low light action and thin comfortable neck. In more recent times, Epiphone have released the Hummingbird PRO, that takes the classic Hummingbird, and equips it with some electronics, so I wanted to take a look at that, compared to my old standard one. If you look around you can find even better deals online, and used ones are embarrassingly cheap. Guitars like this will always lose some of the character of their natural acoustic sound when you plug them in. Its big mellow, warm sound has also made it a staple part of any recording that required the presence of an acoustic guitar. You can’t ask for much more than that! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. In saying that, these Epis are made in Korea. 1 people did not find this review helpful. When you’re playing a show and you plug in your electro-acoustic, you’re mostly in the hands of the sound engineer, so some gigging advice: always be nice to them, get them a beer, and they’ll make sure you sound as good as possible! It features pretty standard chrome hardware, split paralellogram fingerboard inlay… Good evening together, Im new on this forum, so hi everybody! And the cherry sunburst finish! The frets look great, with a very tidy finish. The better ones will be going to the US for Gibson guitars. As somebody who sings along with their playing, I found that unplugged, I could sing comfortably over it. It features pretty standard chrome hardware, split paralellogram fingerboard inlays, and of course the obligatory brilliant sunburst finish that Epiphone calls "Heritage Cherry Sunburtst" along with funky decorative pickguard. Learn how your comment data is processed. Every guitarist, so matter how cool they think they are, needs to have at least one acoustic guitar in their arsenal. I was happy with the playability of the Hummingbird. It has mahogany sides and back with a solid spruce top, and a rosewood fingerboard. I tested them all out again,,, same results,,,I guess they call them hummingbirds for a reason. Obviously, what strings you’re using and how old or new they are will influence things, but that’s generally where the tone sits. The people working in Bozeman have a very different skill set and approach to working than the factory workers in Indonesia or Japan. 28 of 28 people (100%) found this review helpful. It’s got looks, comfort and sounds. I think the action is a little higher than some guitarists would like, but if it’s that much of an inconvenience, it’s not the most expensive fix for a guitar. The finish all around the body looks spot on. I played about 4 Yamahas, 4 Ibanezs, ej 200 artist series, regular ej200s,,also I played a 3,200. Korean manufacturing (old version, model 1994).