I am glad to share with you the Epiphone Hummingbird Studio review. This acoustic-electric guitar deserves attention because its predecessor Epiphone Hummingbird Pro has long earned its popularity among tens of thousands of fans worldwide. Even earlier, in the 60s, the first Hummingbird guitar was introduced by Gibson, played in its time by Keith Richards, Dave Davis, and even the Beatles. And today, it’s a beautiful budget-updated classic, a premium alternative for those who appreciate quality and sound.
The guitar’s body is made in the Dreadnought shape with a classic Hummingbird Pickguard. It has no cutaway, which makes it difficult to access the top frets. This guitar is large, with square shoulders, and its scale is 24.75 inches long. The top material is solid spruce, and the side and back are mahogany, which makes it durable and contributes to a great sound. The glossy surface finish will also keep your instrument looking good for a long time.
Neck, fingerboard, headstock
The elegant 12″ radius Slim Taper D fingerboard is made of mahogany and is dovetailed to the body at the 14th fret. The Pau Ferro with Pearloid Twin Parallelogram inlays fingerboard has 20 Medium Jumbo frets. The fingerboard is very comfortable for my hands, and I think it should also be comfortable for small hands. The Grover Rotomatic 18:1 tuners look pretty sturdy and tune easily. All of this ensures that the guitar is singable and long-lasting.
What makes this excellent model modern is its electronics, thanks to which you can get an amplified acoustic sound, even on stage. The Epiphone Hummingbird Studio acoustic-electric guitar has a Fishman Sonicore under-saddle pickup system and a Fishman Sonitone preamp. Remember that when you play acoustics with electronics, you will lose out on the lower frequencies one way or another. But it is a necessity because otherwise, the guitar will boom.
Thanks to its retro-style shape, build quality, and the features described above, Epiphone Hummingbird Studio can provide a loud, deep, spacious sound with good projection. A balanced, resonant sound will reach every corner of your room. Of course, you shouldn’t expect it to be flawless. But considering the price, it completely satisfies all the objectives.
- Scale, in/cm: 24.7/62.8.
- Frets: 20.
- Fretboard radius, in/cm: 12/30.4.
- Type: acoustic/electric.
- Body material: mahogany.
- Neck material: mahogany.
- Neck joint: glued-in.