2013 Gibson Nighthawk USA 20th Anniversary Model

Originally released in 1993, the Gibson Nighthawk represented a radical change from traditional Gibson designs and as such proved somewhat of a commercial failure and was discontinued after only 5 years. While its maple-capped mahogany body and set neck were reminiscent of the classic Gibson Les Paul, the Nighthawk incorporated a number of characteristics more commonly associated with Fender guitars such as three pickups and a five-way selector switch.

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I have to say that in my honest opinion these are excellent guitars. This 20th anniversary edition has a killer deep flame top, and the five position pickup gives a huge range of tones including the classic Strat quack. It’s also pretty lightweight.

 

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This Nighthawk came in for a deluxe set-up and fret dress. You can read all about my low action set-ups here:

https://wesleyguitars.co.uk/2013/03/12/thinking-about-getting-a-new-guitar-or-amp-pickup-upgrades-new-tuners-wait-have-you-ever-had-your-guitar-set-up/

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