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Blending the best of Gibson tradition with modern design features.
The Nighthawk has been a favorite with a wide range of players ever since its introduction in 1993. The Nighthawk 2011 is sleek, powerful and crafted with the kind of playability that only a Gibson delivers. Whether you play rock, blues, country, jazz, fusion, or a radical new music that has yet to find a name, this is one of the most versatile electrics available. The Nighthawk 2011 from Gibson USA captures all the beloved specs of the breed and freshens them up with some new features, along with an extremely classy Vintage Sunburst finish in genuine nitrocellulose lacquer, which shows off this guitar's stunning Grade-AAA quilted maple top like never before. Complemented by gold-plated hardware, gold top-hat control knobs and vintage-style tuners with pearloid keystone buttons, this is possibly the most elegant Nighthawk ever produced.
The Nighthawk has been designed from the ground up to provide superb resonance and sustain, the cornerstones of great tone. Its chambered poplar body is light, solid, and rings with overtones, while its Grade-AAA quilted maple top not only looks superb, but also adds bite and clarity to the overall sonic brew. A solid, glued-in maple neck and a of 25-1/2" scale length yield rich harmonic resonance while classic Gibson set-neck construction gives all the punch and sustain that you'd expect from any great double-'bucker axe. Through-body stringing coupled with a unique and highly adjustable Nighthawk bridge and a PLEK-cut Corian nut further enhance resonance and sustain, as does a more traditional element of Gibson construction, the back-angled headstock on this one-piece maple neck with fast, slim profile.
For firepower, the Nighthawk 2011 Vintage Sunburst packs a pair of Gibson's popular BurstBucker humbuckers—loaded in with double-black open coils—a BB1 in the neck position and a slightly hotter BB2 in the bridge. Made with Alnico II magnets and authentic 42-AWG enamel-coated wire, these are some of the most accurate reproductions of vintage PAF humbuckers available today. On the Nighthawk 2011 Vintage Sunburst, however, they are enhanced with independent push-pull switching on the master volume and master tone controls to split the coils of each unit, yielding useful single-coil tones. Use the five-way switch to combine these with the Ceramic 8 blade pickup in the middle position and you can achieve just about any electric guitar tone under the sun..
The Nighthawk comes protected in a black Gibson hardshell case and includes a Gibson owner's manual and adjustment literature, along with Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Support.
The Nighthawk is superbly elegant and ready to rock. Order yours today.
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Comments about Gibson Limited Run Nighthawk 2011 Electric Guitar-:
Some of the best tones that I have heard out of a electric guitar in a long time and this is made possible by the six way tone switch and the coil splitting features on the pick-ups.
Gibson always comes through and the Nighthawk is no exception to the rule. I had just about given up on delivery of this guitar from Musician's Friend and was getting ready to order a different guitar because of the length of time time the Limited Run Nighthawk 2011 Electric Guitar was on backorder. Sure am glad I waited and MF came through finally. The Nighthawk plays even better then my more even better then more more expensive Gibson Les Paul. The neck action is smooth, though a little wider then I like. The controls are where this Gibson really stand out. With a six way tone switch and coil splitting pick ups, you can make this guitar do just about anything. The guitar has almost bell like ringing tones with certain selections and plays great through a Fender Amp and all of the different effect pedals that I use. Gibson still has a little problem with the fit and finish on theor guitars and I would expext the quality control to be perfect for the price paid for their guitars. Oh well, overall this one is worth the price if you want something that plays better then most of Gibson's " Les Paul" line up.
Overall a great looking guitar. There are a few minor problems with the fit and finish and Gibson really needs to get their quality control in order.
For the money you can't beat this Nighthawk. Beats ot the Les Paul's any day.