Premier Guitar features affiliate links to help support our content. We may earn a commission on any affiliated purchases.

Epiphone Releases Nighthawk Custom

The Nighthawk, originally introduced in 1993, is a departure from Gibson "tradition" with it''s 25.5" scale length and versatile combination of coil-tappable humbucking and single pickups.

Nashville, TN (February 12, 2011) -- When the Nighthawk was first introduced in 1993, it represented a departure from Gibson "tradition" with it's 25.5" scale length and versatile combination of coil-tappable humbucking and single pickups. Now, 18 years later, Epiphone is reviving the model.

The design of the Nighthawk is essentially a combination of a 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.

Body Material: Mahogany
Top Material: AAA Flame Maple Veneer
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: SlimTaper(TM); D-shaped
Neck Joint: Glued-In
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Scale Length: 25.5"
Fingerboard Material: Ebony w/mother-of-pearl "Crown" inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
Bridge Pickup: Slant NHT(TM) Humbucker; 4-wire
Middle Pickup: NSX(TM) Single-Coil
Neck Pickup: NHR(TM) Mini-Humbucker; 4-wire
Controls: 5-Way Slider, Master Volume, Master Tone with Push/Pull Coil Tapping
Bridge: Nighthawk full-adjustable; String-Thru body
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Hardware: Nickel
Binding: Body and Fingerboard
Machine Heads: Grover (TM) 14: ratio
Colors: Fireburst (FB), Honeyburst (HB), Trans Amber (TA), Trans Black (TB)
Optional: Hard Case
Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime

For more information: