Iconic Guitars

Vintage guitars, re-issues and relics found on the web or in stores

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Gibson NightHawk 1996 on Guitarz

A beautiful 1996 Gibson Nighthawk is featured on the Guitarz blog.

In his post, Bertram rightly points to the possibilities opened by the 3 different pick ups. But I feel the poor 5-way switch and single pair of tone/volume controls don't do this configuration justice.

How can you blend the different pickups in an original fashion to compose a unique tone? A more complex selector like the one on Jimmy Page's black beauty Les Paul Custom would probably do the trick better.

Still, it is a beautiful and original guitar and I support Bertram's call for more acceptance for innovation in the guitar crowd.

This model was discontinued but I have included current eBay listings below: