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 Gretsch G9520E Gin RickeyFirst, let's have a look at the Gretsch G9520E Gin Rickey.

 Epiphone HUMMINGBIRD PRO Solid TopThe second product we are looking at in this head-to-head review is the Epiphone HUMMINGBIRD PRO Solid Top.


Gretsch G9520E Gin Rickey

Epiphone HUMMINGBIRD PRO Solid Top


+ Awesome Sound
+ Killer Looks
+ High-Grade Materials
+ Effective Pickup
+ Made by Gretsch

+ SlimTaper D neck for easy playing
+ Beautiful detailing
+ High-quality hardware


It’s a wonderful guitar that delivers a rich tone, great looks, and a durable build for a very low price.

This list was always going to have a couple of Epiphones on it, and the Hummingbird certainly deserves its place. We really like the attention to detail and design of this guitar, but the ergonomics and overall tone really back it up. The Shadow pickups are a particular highlight - really helping to get across the bright tone of this particular guitar model. You can barely believe it’s under $500.

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