Epiphone Nighthawk Electric Guitar

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A sleek design with AAA flamed top and HSH pickups with coil-splitting.

Resembling its larger Les Paul cousin but with more defined curves, the Nighthawk has become a cult favorite since it was discontinued in 1999, after only 6 years in production. The original Gibson Nighthawk was conceived in response to the demand for a more modern silhouette and a multitude of tone options. The Epiphone Nighthawk Electric Guitar features a gorgeous non-arched AAA maple top on a bound, thin-contoured, single-cutaway body and a 22-fret bound rosewood fretboard on a set mahogany neck.

You get an expanded range of tone options with the HSH pickup configuration consisting of a Slant NHT bridge humbucker, NSX single-coil middle pickup, and NHR mini-humbucker along with a 5-way pickup selector and push/pull coil-splitting for the humbuckers. Case sold separately.

Features

  • Mahogany body
  • AAA flamed maple top
  • Mahogany neck
  • SlimTaper D neck profile
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 22 frets
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 12" radius
  • Slant NHT bridge humbucker (4-conductor)
  • NSX single-coil middle pickup
  • NHR mini-humbucker (4-conductor)
  • 5-way pickup selector
  • Master Tone, Master Volume, Push/Pull coil-splitting
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Grover tuners
  • Nickel hardware
  • Case sold separately
 
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EpiphoneNighthawk Electric Guitar
 
4.7

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4.0

A good guitar!

By Dr. Bob

from SW Wisconsin

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Pros

  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Small Neck

Best Uses

    Comments about Epiphone Nighthawk Electric Guitar:

    I owned one of the original Nighthawks in the late 90s. I did NOT bond with it for a couple of reasons, the main one being lackluster tone considering the weird pickups. I think this guitar is a much more successful outing for a couple of reasons. The coil tap has added a very nice, start-like cluck to the 2 and 4 positions in coil tap mode, plus the bridge pickup generates a very bright and cutting tone tapped. The second is that the Epi version is a third of what the Gibson version used to be, and for a guitar that isn't going to be my main guitar, a much better deal.

    The downside is that the small body, long neck design makes it neck heavy. You can't take both hands off this guitar to clap without a neck dive to the floor (if you're into that)! The second is a smallish, D shaped neck with wide, medium height frets. This conspires to cause hand cramps for me with prolonged playing, as well as making it harder to cleanly fret all 6 strings in complex barre chords. Since I love the tone, I might have to set it up for slide.

    As to quality, kudos to Epi. Cosmetically it's fine, the set up is as good as any recent Gibson or Fender, the hardware is good quality, and the pots seem to work like real 500k pots, not the 300k junk that Gibson was using a few years ago!

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    5.0

    A lot of guitar for not a lot of money

    By Country Boy

    from North Central WV

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Nice neck
    • Solid Electronics
    • Top Notch Workmanship

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Epiphone Nighthawk Electric Guitar:

      I missed out on the Gibson model several years ago and always regretted it. This time around, I thought that I would pick up the Epiphone reissue and I am glad that I did. It is just a great guitar. The workmanship is top notch through and through. The finish is nice, the neck is fast, and the frets feel good. The pickups sound great. It has a rosewood fretboard and Grover tuners. It is a beautiful instrument.

      I was really pleased that one of the shortcomings of Gibson guitars has been addressed. That is the loss of tone when you roll the volume back on the guitar. The original Gibson Nighthawk that I tried years ago was like that and the volume also varied when you switched back and forth between the pickups. Epiphone addressed both of those issues with this guitar. Thank you!!

      I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone. It is the best cross between Gibson and Fender tones that I have seen. It plays great, sounds great, looks great, and it is a great value.

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      5.0

      I'm Happy

      By Robert Nitsch

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Epiphone Nighthawk Electric Guitar:

      Got my Nighthawk Yesterday. You know how it is - you mail order a product and hope you will like it when it shows up. Well it showed up and I can't believe it. I got the Trans Amber and am very impressed how perfect every detail is. The guitar feels good, sounds awesome and looks great.

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