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Epiphone Hummingbird Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar
The Hummingbird Studio Tenor Ukulele (tuned GCEA) is Epiphone tenor Uke in over half a century. It features a classic square shoulder acoustic guitar body style. It has white and black binding on the top, body, and fingerboard. The tortoise-styled pickguard has an early 60s Hummingbird graphic design. The top is made from solid Sitka spruce, which will grow to become even richer sounding with age and playing time. The body and neck are made from mahogany with a SlimTaper C-profile and the neck has a 17” scale length with 19 frets and a granadillo fretboard. The reverse belly bridge is also made from granadillo.
Epiphone is one of American’s oldest and revered instrument makers. Since 1873, Epiphone has made instruments for every style of popular music and in 2013 will celebrate its 140th anniversary. The story behind Epiphone’s improbable rise from a small family repair shop to a worldwide in the manufacture of quality instruments could easily be transformed into the great American novel.
The name Epiphone evokes both history and the spirit of invention. The “House of Stathopoulo” has played a central role in every great musical era from the mandolin craze of the early 1900s to jazz age guitars of the 1920s; from swing era archtops through post-war pop, jazz, r&b, and early rock n’ roll; and from the “British Invasion” to heavy metal, punk, grunge, and thrash.