The Return of a NEW Classic!
When a new guitar design is introduced, history says that guitarists don't immediately accept it. Such was the case with many, now iconic guitars including the Flying-V, Explorer and even the Les Paul. But ultimately, if the design is a great one it will stand the test of time and eventually, find it's place into the guitarist's arsenal of go to axes. When the Nighthawk was first introduced in 1993, it represented a departure from Gibson tradition with it's 25.5 inch scale length and it's versatile combination of coil-tappable humbucking and single pickups. Now, 18 years later, guitarists who originally dismissed the Nighthawk as too different now recognize what a great guitar it really was and is!
Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue Features
Great Tone Woods and Premium Construction
- Solid mahogany body with a glued Slim Taper mahogany neck for a warm tone and great sustain
- AAA Flame maple veneer gives this guitar a great high end look
- Humbucker, single coil, and mini humbucker give you almost any tone you want
- 5 way selector switch plus push/pull coil tap for added versatility
- Mother of pearl Crown inlays on the rosewood fingerboard
The design of the Nighthawk is essentially a combination of a SG (lower bout and thinner body) and a Les Paul (upper bout). Like those classic guitars, it features a solid Mahogany body (with added belly
scarf for comfort) and a glued-in SlimTaper Mahogany neck giving it a well rounded, warm tone with excellent sustain. To add brilliance as well as a smooth, durable playing surface, the Nighthawk Custom is fitted with an rosewood fingerboard. For even more tonal spice as well as killer looks, a AAA Flame Maple veneer is glued to the top. And don't forget, the Nighthawk bridge with it's string-thru body design ensures even more sustain and power.
||Versatility and Function
With it's unique pickup package that includes a full-size NHT humbucker (bridge), a NSX single-coil (middle) and a NHR mini-humbucker (neck) combined with a 5-way slider and push/pull coil-tapping tone knob, you have 9 different tones at your fingertips. From a powerful and warm humbucker to the unique clarity of a mini-HB to a thin, bright single-coil - and everything in-between - you can do it all.
Killer Looks and Premium Features
Epiphone is known for making great, affordable instruments and the Nighthawk Custom is no exception. One of the first things you notice is the gorgeous Flame Maple top in rich, see-through finishes and the mother-of-pearl crown
inlays on the fingerboard. Premium 14:1 ratio Grover machine heads make for excellent tuning accuracy and stability while Epiphone's heavy-duty output jack and long-lasting 1 inch potentiometers make for worry-free opertion.
|Optional Epiphone Hardshell Case (sold separately)
The Epiphone EGCS hardshell case is normally reserved for SG models and the G400, but you'll find the contour of the neck and the curve of the lower bout on the Nighthawk fit comfortably in the EGCS case making it perfect for storage or transport.