Epiphone Hummingbird Studio (formerly Hummingbird PRO) Acoustic-Electric Guitar
The Hummingbird Studio appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic-Electric Guitars Under $500 from August 2017 until August 2018 when it was out-ranked by higher rated models.
The Gibson Hummingbird is a widely used high-end guitar, and the Epiphone is a budget minded equivalent. While the guitar is a reasonable option in its price range, if you go in with the expectation of getting a Gibson at an Epiphone price you’re going to be disappointed.
However, looking at the guitar on its own merits it’s really not a bad instrument. It has a bright presence with a strog bass representation, though it would likely benefit from the addition of a bone saddle and nut (according to Epiphone’s website the guitar ships with imitation bone).
The Hummingbird PRO’s electronics feature an interesting control in the form of a “Dynamics” slider. The Dynamic slider is similar to a mid-shift control in that it makes a large sweeping change while the bass and treble controls allow more subtle adjustments. The PRO’s preamp does lack a tuner, though with the wide availability of clip on tuners this isn’t a huge issue.
- Body Shape: Dreadnought
- Top: Laminated Spruce
- Body: Laminated Mahogany
- Finish: Gloss- Faded Cherry Burst
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Slim Taper
- Fingerboard Radius: 304mm
- Number of Frets: 20
- Scale Length: 24.75”
- Nut Width: 1.68"
- Electronics: Shadow ePerformer Preamp and Nano Flex Pickup