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Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Masterbilt Hummingbird - Aged Cherry Sunburst

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Inspired by Gibson Masterbilt Hummingbird - Aged Cherry Sunburst
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The Hummingbird™ is one of the most instantly-recognizable and remarkable acoustic guitars ever built. The new Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Hummingbird™ blends solid woods, vintage appointments and a Fishman Sonicore™ under-saddle pickup and Sonitone™ preamp. Outfitted with gold Epiphone Deluxe tuners, top and back multi-ply binding, Kalamazoo style headstock, and a bone nut and saddle.

Details
• Finishes Available: Aged Cherry Sunburst, Aged Antique Natural Gloss
• Back & Sides: Solid Mahogany
• Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
• Binding: Ivory and Black 6-ply (top) and 4-ply (back)
• Neck: Mahogany
• Profile: Rounded C
• Nut width: 1.693" / 43mm
• Fingerboard: Indian Laurel, Antique Ivory binding
• Scale length: 24.724" / 628mm
• Number of frets: 20
• Nut: Bone
• Inlay: Mother of Pearl Split Parallelogram
• Bridge: Reverse Belly - Indian Laurel
• Tuners: Epiphone Deluxe with press in gold bushings
• Plating: Gold
• Under Saddle pickup: Fishman Sonicore™
• Controls: Fishman Sonitone™ Soundhole Volume and Tone controls

Q & A


Question: Where is this guitar made? China or Indonesia ?
- asked on Apr 2, 2024
Answer: Made in China.
- answered by roy shermack, Edmonton Highlands, Alberta
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Question: Does this guitar come with a hard case ?
- asked on Jul 7, 2024
Answer: No it does not.
- answered by Wade Brennan, Québec, Quebec
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This Bird can sing! 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Brantford, Ontario
When I first started playing, I bought the studio version of this guitar (one of the best value buys for a beginner/entry level guitar in its own right). I had my eyes on upgrading to IBG Masterbilt version for a while and let me tell you, like all the reviews here, it is a phenomenal guitar. All high quality materials and finishes and the sound and playability is top notch! It has a basic pickup in it, but everything else in this guitar is just stunning. I have one that was made in China and it is every bit as good quality the Indonesian made versions, so do not let that or name being Epiphone deter you. Play it for yourself and you'll be blown away at what you get for this price point, this easily competes with guitars 2-3 times its price point.
Posted by Eric on May 15, 2024
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Outstanding guitar! 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Lethbridge, Alberta
I have been playing guitar for over 50 years and have owned a plethora of many fine acoustic guitars. But this particular Epiphone IBG Hummingbird ranks at the top of the list. It has a very balanced sound, not too boomy or uneven. It's a bit on the quiet side but that may change once its opened up a bit. The short scale makes it easy to play, but the narrow nut might deter some folks. It is made in China but don't let that discourage you. It's built every bit as good as the Indonesian ones. Overall it is a fantastic instrument and thousands cheaper than the Gibson model. I have zero regrets over my purchase.
Posted by Jack Andersen on Apr 28, 2024
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My Dream Acoustic 10 of 11 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Gravenhurst, Ontario
I've wanted a Hummingbird for many of my fifty years of playing and recently was in the position to get one. I tried the Gibson model and the Inspired by Gibson model from Epiphone and I honestly have to say I preferred the finish, feel and sound of the Epiphone, besides the fact that it's $4000.00 cheaper than the Gibson. Couldn't be happier.
Posted by John Rawn on Apr 10, 2023
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Amazing Guitar. 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Summerside, Prince Edward Island
This guitar sounds as good as my much more expensive Gibson SJ 200. A guitar this good should come with a case though.
Posted by Ed Hutchinson on Apr 9, 2023
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Inspirante 3 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Repentigny, Quebec
Cette guitare est tout simplement fantastique, ce n'est pas la Gibson et la différence paraît, mais paraît peu. Par contre, pour le rapport qualité/prix elle éclipse complètement l'originale.
Posted by Alex on Jan 13, 2023
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This time I gave myself the bird...what a great guitar. 10 of 10 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Waterloo, Ontario
Lots of comparisons between this and the Gibson version online. Do some research on them.
You really need to get both in your hands. Yeah, the edge might go to Gibson on the overall fit and finish, etc but not 3 grand worth of edge. Not even close. I would rather buy this and a bunch of other awesome guitars or gear with the savings.
This guitar is spectacular. I love the sound, the playability, and the tuning stability. I have ZERO regrets with this guitar. I love it.
Before anyone casts judgment on this guitar, play it.
Posted by Greg on Jul 14, 2022
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VERY PLEASANT SURPRISE 8 of 8 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Pembina), Manitoba
After returning a much loved Gibson Hummingbird because of financial issues I tried this one out with little expectation. Like the on line Gibson - Epiphone comparisons I found very little difference in tone playing in the store. I love the improvements to the color scheme on the pick guard, and found there was no quality lacking anywhere. - Happy surprise - even the tuners are excellent. Epiphone managed to capture the unique tonality of the Gibson Hummingbird - the most important issue for me. No guitar in the world sounds as sweet as a Hummingbird. For a $4200 saving over a Gibson this is a great deal.
Posted by drew kingson on May 6, 2022
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Great guitar, huge sounds a touch of QC issues on mine. 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Waterloo, Ontario
First off, this is a brilliant guitar. It sounds great, looks great, feels great. I love playing it and being nearly 75% cheaper than the Gibson version but hitting probably 95% of that Gibson sound (based on my ear with someone else playing both versions back to back) I can handle a couple of quality control issues. Everything feels great on the guitar however there are a couple of bumps in the finish on the back and the right shoulder. Almost like a grain of dirt got stuck to the finsih. You can't see it but at times you feel it. I would suggest going over any possible purchase very closely. L&M did adjust the price down when I pointed them out and that was fine by me. I have ZERO regrets with this guitar. Best acoustic I have ever owned. Looking forward to years of playing on this.
Posted by Greg on Feb 9, 2022
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2020 Model - Natural Colour 8 of 9 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Markham, Ontario
Purchased mid April 2021 from Markham location through Spencer (awesome as always !). Outstanding guitar all around for the price. Solid as a rock. Has nice warm sound and outstanding bass response. Pick up works great and even output across all strings. Excellent neck, frets and playability. All solid woods so heavy. Tuners are outstanding. Guitar from top to bottom is all class. Pick guard has one area where peel may become an issue, however when I registered with Epiphone, they will send another one as long as I own it if an issue. I put a set of Elixir PB lights on it, a slight adjust on the truss and plays like butter. Extremely smooth and fast fretboard, nice beefy neck and perfectly level and filed fret ends. Very hard to put this guitar down when picked up. Intonation is bang on and no rattles anywhere. Finish is flawless, no binding runs anywhere and QC top notch. I have two other higher end acoustics Yamaha FGX3 Red Label and a Yamaha LL16 and this hummingbird definitely is in their class. Would like a 1 3/4 nut on them, however minor issue. A beautiful well made guitar and would highly recommend it as a solid buy.
Posted by James MacDonald on Apr 19, 2021
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Worth the wait 15 of 15 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
This instrument couldn't be any better. Tons of tone, great neck, beautiful craftmanship. It is a truly, can't believe it only costs this much, a stunning piece of gear.
Posted by Duffy KIng on Dec 15, 2020
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