Epiphone Hummingbird Pro Review

Having a budget doesn't mean you should have to do without the iconic looks and sound of the hummingbird dreadnought guitar.    Epiphone's Hummingbird Pro (view on Amazon) is a perfect example of this.   The pearloid parallelogram pattern, faded cherry burst finish, iconic hummingbird pick guard, and the on-board pre-amp and pickup;  the Hummingbird Pro provides great value for an entry level guitar.  Epiphone guitars have always provided a good value but if you are looking for more guidance on the different types of guitars before deciding check out our types of guitars page.


Epiphone Hummingbird Pro Features

Body Shape -  Squared shoulder Dreadnought.   Perfect for both country and rock and is a more traditional guitar shape.  This is a full-sized guitar and projects a lot of volume.

Finish -  Faded Cherry burst finish is vibrant and carries the same vibe as the more expensive Gibson hummingbird.  Its not quite as red as the Gibson model, but for me I prefer the faded finish.

Solid Sitka Spruce Top -  Sitka spruce is the goto wood for most guitars and Epiphone follows suit with this guitar.  

Back and Sides -  Select mahogany laminate. The laminate back and sides are durable and will last.  

Nut and Saddle -   Both made from imitation bone, but still provide good tone for an entry level guitar.

Tuners - The Ephiphone Pro Hummingbird comes with Grover Tuners.

Neck - Made from Mahogany and comes with a tapered  "D" shape that is easy to play.

Adjustable Truss Rod -  Allows you to adjust the neck bow to set the action of your guitars strings.

Advantages

Disadvantages

  • Cost is 1/10th the Gibson Model
  • Comes with pre-amp and pickups
  • Guitar is perfect for gig's or just playing in a small venue
  • Tone is a little thin compared to more expensive brands

Should you buy the Epiphone Hummingbird Pro?

If you are are on a budget and like the styling of of the Hummingbird guitar this guitar is an obvious choice.   Even though the Gibson model has a little better tone, in my opinion the Gibson Hummingbird is  not 10 times better than the Epiphone Hummingbird pro.   This makes the Hummingbird Pro a great value.  For those who are looking for a guitar that they can plug into an amp and perform with, the hummingbird pro fits that bill.   Having pickups has the added benefit of allowing you to adjust the tone coming from the amp via the pre-amp.     

Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric Guitar
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Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric Guitar
  • A Country / Rock Classic Plugs In
  • Solid Spruce Top with Mahogany Back and Sides
  • SlimTaper "D" Profile Neck
  • Fishman Sonitone pickup system

​​​Not sure if the Hummingbird Pro is for you?  Check out our other Epiphone models and see how they compare.

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