Unique! 1996 Gibson Nighthawk Special SP-3 Sunburst + Gibson USA Gig Bag



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Lovies Guitars is Excited to offer up this 1996 Gibson Nighthawk Special with a Classic Sunburst Finish! The Nighthawk was critically acclaimed upon its release in 1993, but it only lasted til 1998 as a production model before disappearing for a couple of decades. It’s a great piece of design: take the maple cap on mahogany body, set neck, bound board, classic Gibson headstock and a few other stylistic touches from the Les Paul Standard, but add a five way switch, splittable humbuckers and a middle single coil, a 25.5″ scale, a lightweight slim body and a string-through bridge, all nods to Fender. The results are spectacular: this is an absolute belter of a guitar. The neck is slick and slim, with great access to upper frets, classy nibs on the fret ends and great weight balance against the body. The 5-way switch and coil split on the tone knob offer ten different tonal combinations; absolute madness. Our personal favorites are the slanted bridge HB in all it’s glory alone, which is a grindy and rich tone with heaps of body and slice, as well as the split neck pickup and middle; a Strat-ish tone that wails with glassy clarity and punchy attack. This Awesome Guitar is in Great Shape with minor marks on the body and headstock, hardware tarnish, a couple minor finish chips at the tip of the cutaway, minor checks along the bottom binding and some minor dimples on the body and neck, easy 8.8/10! ALL Original, NO Breaks, Cracks or Repairs. Includes a Gig Bag!!

WEIGHS in at: 7.70 lbs
.828” at the 1st fret
.982” at the 12th fret
Nut Width: 1 5/8”
Serial: 90516437
SKU: 4011

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