- Top: Solid spruce
- Body: Select mahogany
- Neck: Select mahogany
- Neck Profile: SlimTaper "D" Profile
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Radius 12"
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Fingerboard Inlay: pearloid
fingerboard 1-ply (white), -body top 5-ply (white/black),
-body back 1-ply (white)
- Scale: 24.75"
- Frets: 20, medium frets
- Nut: 1.68"
- Bridge: Rosewood, reverse belly
- Saddle: Compensated, imitation
- Pickguard: Imitation Tortoise
with traditional Hummingbird artwork
- Hardware: Nickel
- Machine Heads: Grover 14:1
- Electronics: Shadow ePerformer
- Controls: Master volume, treble
EQ, bass EQ
The following account appeared in
promos on several websites:
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
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
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.