Nighthawk

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Epiphone Nighthawk Controls Diagram
Epiphone Nighthawk Controls Diagram

When the Nighthawk was first introduced in 1993, it represented a departure from Gibson tradition with it's 25.5" scale length and it's versatile combination of coil-tappable humbucking and single pickups. The design of the Nighthawk is essentially a combination of an SG (lower bout and thinner body) and a Les Paul (upper bout).

Like those classic guitars, it features a solid mahogany body and adds a AAA Flame Maple veneer and a glued-in SlimTaper Mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard. The Nighthawk bridge is a string-thru-body design for more sustain.

The Nighthawk'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, for 9 different switching options.


"Now, guitarists who originally dismissed the Nighthawk as too "different" are recognizing what a great guitar it really is. That's why Gibson's Epiphone® division is introducing the Nighthawk Custom Reissue. One huge difference is the availability of Seymour Duncan after-market pickups for the Nighthawk's Slant NHT bridge position humbucker.

Seymour Duncan's Slant NHT Nighthawk pickups will come in two legendary voicings: The '59 Model™ and the JB Model™. The '59 is Seymour Duncan's take on the celebrated "Patent Applied For" humbucker, and its wound on the very same Leesona Model 102 winding machine that produced the early P.A.F. humbuckers. The output is vintage, and the tone is clear and crystalline. The hot-rodded JB Model™ is the world's most popular humbucker. Its powerful coil windings give it loads of output, but it retains its punchy upper-midrange detail."



Contents

Models


Nighthawk Custom Quilt

Epiphone Nighthawk Custom
Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Quilt
  • 2014
  • Bridge Pickup: Slant NHT Humbucker
  • Middle Pickup: NSX Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Mini Humbucker
  • Mahogany body with AAA Quilted Maple Veneer
  • Set Mahogany neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl crown inlays (2010 model)
  • Rosewood fingerbord with m-o-p crown inlays (2011-current)
  • Clipped Ear Dovewing headstock with flower pot inlay
  • Body, Fingerboard and headstock binding
  • Nighthawk String-Thru body bridge
  • 14:1 ratio Grover tuners
  • Gold or amber bell knobs or Black speed knobs
  • Nickel hardware
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone with Push/Pull Coil Tapping
  • 5-Way selector switch
  • 25.5" scale length
  • 1.68" nut width

Colors:

  • Trans Black
  • Trans Purple
  • Trans Blue
  • Trans Red



Nighthawk Custom Reissue

Epiphone Nighthawk Custom
Epiphone Nighthawk Custom
  • 2010-2013
  • Bridge Pickup: Slant NHT Humbucker
  • Middle Pickup: NSX Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Mini Humbucker
  • Mahogany body with AAA Flame Maple Veneer
  • Set Mahogany neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl crown inlays (2010 model)
  • Rosewood fingerbord with m-o-p crown inlays (2011-current)
  • Clipped Ear Dovewing headstock with flower pot inlay
  • Body, Fingerboard and headstock binding
  • Nighthawk String-Thru body bridge
  • 14:1 ratio Grover tuners
  • Gold or amber bell knobs or Black speed knobs
  • Nickel hardware
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone with Push/Pull Coil Tapping
  • 5-Way selector switch
  • 25.5" scale length
  • 1.68" nut width

Colors:

  • Fireburst
  • Honeyburst
  • Trans Amber
  • Trans Black



Nighthawk Special 3

Epiphone Nighthawk SP3
Epiphone Nighthawk SP3
  • 1993-1999
  • Bridge Pickup: Slant OBL Humbucker
  • Middle Pickup: OBL Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Mini-humbucker
  • Laminated Alder/Mahogany body
  • Bolt-on mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard dot inlays
  • Body and Fingerboard binding
  • Nighthawk String-Thru body bridge
  • Amber bell knobs
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone with Mini-toggle for Coil Tapping
  • 5-Way selector switch
  • 25.5" Scale
  • 1.68" nut width



Nighthawk Standard 3

Epiphone Nighthawk ST3
Epiphone Nighthawk ST3
Epiphone Nighthawk ST3
Epiphone Nighthawk ST3
  • 1993-1999
  • Bridge Pickup: Slant OBL Humbucker
  • Middle Pickup: OBL Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Mini-humbucker
  • Mahogany body with Flame Maple Veneer
  • Bolt-on mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl Parallelogram inlays
  • Body and Fingerboard binding
  • Nighthawk String-Thru body bridge
  • Amber bell knobs
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone with Push/Pull Coil Tapping
  • 5-Way selector switch
  • 25.5" Scale
  • 1.68" nut width




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