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A true Epiphone classic now with a Custom Quilt Top.

The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt celebrates one of Epiphone's most original and treasured designs with a beautiful custom AAA quilt maple veneer top. When the Nighthawk was first introduced in 1993, it was a truly modern guitar--a complete departure from "tradition" with its 25.5" scale length and its versatile combination of coil-tappable humbucker and single-coil pickups.

Breakthrough designs don't always catch on right away. Such was the case with many now-iconic guitars, including the Flying-V, the Explorer and even the Les Paul. But original Nighthawk fans knew it was a supremely versatile axe that made it possible for one player to sound like a dozen different guitars at the flip of a switch. And today, a new generation is discovering the Ltd. Ed. 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt and its powerful pickup combination and beautiful finish.

Classic Tone Woods and a Custom Quilt Top
The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt is essentially a combination of an SG (with a lower bout and thinner body) and a Les Paul (upper bout). And just like those classics, the new Ltd. Ed. 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt features a solid mahogany body (with added "belly" scarf for comfort) and an exquisite AAA quilt maple veneer top. The hand-glued mahogany neck has a SlimTaper D-shape profile and the original Nighthawk's famous 25-1/2" scale for a well-rounded, warm tone with excellent sustain. The headstock is back-angled at 14 degrees, which increases pressure on the strings and helps them stay firmly in nut slots for stable intonation and tuning. To add brilliance as well as a smooth, durable playing surface, the Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt is fitted with a rosewood fingerboard, a favorite of serious guitar players for its resistance to wear.

A Dozen Guitars in One
The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt allows players the ability to cover all the classic sounds of rock, pop, jazz, and country in one guitar. The Nighthawk features a unique pickup combo that includes a full-size NHTTM humbucker (bridge), a NSXTM single-coil (middle) and a NHRTM mini-humbucker (neck). When combined with the 5-way slider and push/pull coil-tapping tone knob, the 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt offers you nine different "tones" at your fingertips--from a powerful and warm humbucker to the unique clarity of a mini-humbucker to a thin, bright single-coil--and everything in-between. The Alnico II pickups are double-wax-potted to avoid microphonics at high volume and can be dialed-in with a single volume control. The master tone control features a push-pull switch to split the coils of the bridge pickup, allowing for quick and unique tone changes. And don't forget, the Nighthawk's nickel bridge with its "string-thru" body design ensures maximize resonance and sustain. The bridge also features individual saddles for independent height and intonation adjustment.

Killer Looks, Premium Features
One of the first things you notice about the Ltd. Ed. 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt is the gorgeous, AAA quilt maple veneer top and the pearloid "crown" inlays on the fingerboard. The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt is available in your choice of Translucent Black, Translucent Purple, Translucent Blue, and Translucent Red. And, the 2014 Nighthawk comes with premium 18:1 ratio Grover machine heads for excellent tuning accuracy and stability while Epiphone's heavy-duty output jack and long-lasting 1" potentiometers make for worry-free operation.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple Quilted
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper D
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Crown
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HSH
  • Neck: NHR mini-humbucker
  • Middle: NSX single-coil
  • Bridge: Slant NHT humbucker
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Push/pull tone control
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil tap
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Grover
  • Color: Nickel
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Versatile electronics
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Warranty card, adjustment tools
  • Country of origin: China

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EpiphoneLimited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (13)
  • Good pick up (11)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (11)
  • Recording (11)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Small venues (8)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

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Pleasantly Surprised!

Been looking at one of these for a while. I have a pile of guitars and really don't need another but I liked the fact this has a small, Les Paul style body with...Read complete review

Been looking at one of these for a while. I have a pile of guitars and really don't need another but I liked the fact this has a small, Les Paul style body with a 25 1/2" scale. Wow.....really nice, balanced guitar. I like that its very light. I just joined a cover band and will be doing 2 and 3 sets a night, plus the pickup configuration gives this guitar a wide variety of sounds. It just feels nice in my hands while standing and playing....it's compact. My normal main guitar is one I built 30 years ago and I purposely set the neck further into the body to make it shorter, this guitar does the same thing but still has full 22 fret reach! I did make two changes, I installed a Seymour Duncan pickup in the bridge and a set of Schaller keystone machine heads because I like the look and the plastic knobs lighten the headstock. The grovers that come on it are quality units and work great though. This will be my new main guitar tuned to E for my cover project that I plan to play all night. I'll probably buy another for back up. It's a really nice guitar.

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Junk do not buy!

I had been wanting one of these for a long time so I finally bought one. It came in on time but when I got it, it had 2 small what looked like scratches...Read complete review

I had been wanting one of these for a long time so I finally bought one. It came in on time but when I got it, it had 2 small what looked like scratches on the neck, which I could live with as my ring may cause a scratch anyway. Turns out after a few weeks the scratches were not scratches but small cracks from the head stock to 2.5 " down the neck. I returned it, and was told the warranty didn't cover the repair of the guitar? It had only been played maybe 5 times and sat on a stand the rest. The neck is cracked and will eventually break. MF told me they would repair it for an amount of money but you can't put that am down or they flag you for profanity? Baloney on that.....what a bunch of baloney. I have purchased a lot of products from MF and I can't get a refund, different guitar that isn't broken, or a credit? It was obviously a flaw in workmanship my area luthier even saw it. Now I have a expensive (for me) piece of junk. I have ben in this type of business before and know what one upset customer can do , even when you have hundreds of satisfied customers. I know they could write this off and give me another guitar, its just good business practice to keep your customer base happy. If I don't get satisfaction I will NEVER buy anything from MF again and will tell all my musician friends not to buy from them as well. Come on MF do whats right and help out a struggling musician, I am retired and live on a budget, is this anyway to treat your customers? Very disappointed in you..

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(0 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

worst guitar I have ever seen and played

By James Flames

from New York

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

      the neck is too thin its a toy. The body is too small its a toy for little girls. The pickups are bad. The middle single coil is ok the other pickups are bad muddy sounding.
      My friend had this guitar before he sold it for drugs and died and it was bad.

      (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Another Great Experience with MF!

      By M.

      from OHIO

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

          Recent Bad Experience with another seller... poor customer service! That's never fun :)

           
          4.0

          Glad I purchased this one.

          By KTK

          from Cleveland, Ohio

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics
          • Versatile sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

            Great guitar - glad I got it. Many tone options with the three pickup configuration and the coli tap. Played very well with the factory setup right out of the box. Not a huge fan of the gloss finish neck usually I prefer a satin or unfinished neck, but this is plays very well. Good sustain. I would buy this again, I have over 60 electric guitars in my collection, and this is becoming one of my favorites.

             
            5.0

            Great guitar, but needs to be setup!!

            By TrueReviewMam

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

            Great sound and feel...needs the action and intonation adjusted for sure...worth the money!!!

            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Junk do not buy!

            By Bluedaddy23

            from Hickory NC

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

                I had been wanting one of these for a long time so I finally bought one. It came in on time but when I got it, it had 2 small what looked like scratches on the neck, which I could live with as my ring may cause a scratch anyway. Turns out after a few weeks the scratches were not scratches but small cracks from the head stock to 2.5 " down the neck. I returned it, and was told the warranty didn't cover the repair of the guitar? It had only been played maybe 5 times and sat on a stand the rest. The neck is cracked and will eventually break. MF told me they would repair it for an amount of money but you can't put that am down or they flag you for profanity? Baloney on that.....what a bunch of baloney. I have purchased a lot of products from MF and I can't get a refund, different guitar that isn't broken, or a credit? It was obviously a flaw in workmanship my area luthier even saw it. Now I have a expensive (for me) piece of junk. I have ben in this type of business before and know what one upset customer can do , even when you have hundreds of satisfied customers. I know they could write this off and give me another guitar, its just good business practice to keep your customer base happy. If I don't get satisfaction I will NEVER buy anything from MF again and will tell all my musician friends not to buy from them as well. Come on MF do whats right and help out a struggling musician, I am retired and live on a budget, is this anyway to treat your customers? Very disappointed in you..

                (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                No

                By griff

                from down south

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

                I was so disappointed. I had heard good things and this guitar is nothing but horrible. Maybe it was just a bad day in China. I called Musician's Friend and got ridiculed because I actually know a bit about guitars.
                No help at all. I worked on this poor thing for hours ... it is just in the closet because Musician' Friend, sales guy will be nameless but he knows , left me hanging.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Bought another!

                By Michael

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

                Love it so much I bought a second one!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great value, go ahead, buy it!

                By THOMAS

                from undisclosed

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                Comments about Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

                Full disclosure, I already own the Blues Hawk but wanted it's 'cousin' the Nighthawk also. Both in blue, beautiful guitars. The Nighthawk is more of a rocker with louder pickups. Pickup configuration is the same as the Gibson from many years ago: looks quirky but I like it just fine: nine different sounds. Neck mini-bucker is round enough for jazz, middle single single coil sharp enough for country and the bridge humbucker fine for rock. You can mix and match with the coil splitting and get some faux strat sounds. It's not a strat, tele, or Les Paul though, very much it's own thing. If you want those guitars, buy them. But you will not be disappointed with this guitar. Neck, frets, tuners, electronics all good. Some reviewers have complained of weak pickups. Not me, (basement hobbyist) these sound just fine. Astonishing value for the price.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                If something happened to this guitar I would replace it.

                By Stillworkin'

                from MO

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

                    I practice 15 hours a week. I had this guitar tuned to Eb for a month as a backup to my LP I play in E standard. When I tuned this guitar back to E standard (during some maintenance to the LP, nothing major, put BLO on the fretboard so I couldn't play it for 18 hours). it still sounded great. As I get better this guitar keeps up.

                     
                    5.0

                    Best value for the money!

                    By J.Twang

                    from Carmel, Ca.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

                      Well..the adds say "12" tone selections, but really there are only 9.
                      More than enough!

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