The Epiphone Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Electric Guitar brings the legendary country/rock Hummingbird into the 21st century with a Shadow ePerformer preamp and Shadow NanoFlex pickup system! On its own, the Hummingbird Pro can drive an all-acoustic band or be front and center at a picking party with its sweet, balanced tone. Plug it in and the Epiphone Hummingbird Pro can plug-in and hold its own on any size stage.
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.
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.