Epiphone Nancy Wilson Fanatic Outfit - Fireburst
Nancy Wilson’s Signature Nighthawk
Capture the sound of Nancy Wilson’s late-period guitar work with the Epiphone Nancy Wilson Nighthawk Fanatic. A rare bird of the guitar world, the Nighthawk was a controversial addition to Gibson’s lineup in 1993, but Nancy appreciated its unique styling and blazing tone that matched her incendiary guitar pyrotechnics — a hallmark of Heart’s hard-rocking sound. Featuring a gorgeous burst finish on a maple-topped mahogany body, the Epiphone Nancy Wilson Nighthawk glows on stage. And, with its 25.5-inch scale, round “C” profile mahogany neck, and an ebony fingerboard, the Nancy Wilson Nighthawk offers up an exceptional, fast-plying feel. Guitarists have long advocated for the Nighthawk, and the Epiphone Nancy Wilson Nighthawk nails the attitude of an awesome oddity!
The Nighthawk — a misunderstood masterpiece
Back in 1993 when the Nighthawk first hit the scene, its 25.5-inch scale, coil-tappable humbuckers, and angular single-cutaway body shape struck a lot of diehard Gibson fans as a serious departure from the traditional style. The model quickly fell out of favor and was discontinued until '98. A funny thing happened over the next decade as Nighthawks found their way into the hands of a new wave of guitarists via pawnshops, and people started to realize just how cool this tone-loaded axe could be. Now you too can rediscover this distinctive guitar with the Epiphone Nancy Wilson Nighthawk Fanatic signature guitar.
Unique pickup combination dishes up crazy tone
When you behold the Nancy Wilson Nighthawk Fanatic for the first time, one of the things that immediately catches your eye is the unusual pickup combination. In the neck position, a ProBucker mini humbucker delivers a smooth, warmly dark sound with slightly scooped mids and a throaty growl. Sitting in the bridge position, a slanted open-coil ProBucker churns up a chunky tone with plenty of top-end chime and singing sustain, and, like in the original Nighthawk, you can split the coils for even more tonal options.
Stylish appointments and Nancy Wilson custom flourishes
The Nighthawk is arguably one of Gibson’s most fantastical designs, and the Epiphone Nancy Wilson Nighthawk ups the wow factor with cool, custom appointments. The Nancy Wilson Nighthawk sports pearloid twin parallelogram inlays on its striking ebony fingerboard, amber top hat knobs, a luscious burst finish, and vintage-style Epiphone deluxe tuning machines. The Nighthawk’s string-thru design, hardtail bridge, and Graph Tech NuBone nut ensure impeccable tuning stability and rock-solid intonation. Capping off this visual feast is an exclusive truss-rod cover hot stamped with “Fanatic,” the title of Heart’s hard-rocking fifteenth studio album.
Epiphone Nancy Wilson Fanatic Electric Guitar Features:
- Nancy Wilson-spec’d signature Nighthawk
- Gorgeous burst finish on a maple-capped mahogany body
- Fast-playing rounded “C” profile mahogany neck
- Ebony fingerboard with pearloid twin parallelogram inlays
- 25.5-inch scale increases string tension for brighter high-end and more focused lows
- Unique mini humbucker and slanted open-coil humbucker pickup combination
- Exclusive truss-rod cover hot stamped with “Fanatic”
- String-thru design, hardtail bridge, and Graph Teck NuBone nut
- Vintage-style Epiphone Deluxe tuning machines
- Hardshell case included