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The Nighthawk Standard 2010 Worldwide Limited Run
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Nighthawk Standard 2010
Sleek, powerful, and packed with the kind of playability that Gibson does best, the Nighthawk has been a favorite with blues and rock guitarists ever since its introduction in 1993. The Nighthawk Standard 2010 from Gibson USA updates this popular blueprint in an instrument that is both classic and contemporary, resulting in a guitar with outstanding versatility. From its highly figured Grade-AAA quilted maple top to its glued-in neck with back-angled headstock, the Nighthawk is pure Gibson quality all the way, giving you the power and depth of tone that the world's most legendary maker of electric guitars has long been known for.

It all comes in at a price to put it in the hands of hard-working players everywhere, too, while packing sounds that set it apart from other classic Gibson models. The Nighthawk Standard 2010's single-cutaway body styling clearly echoes that of the legendary Les Paul Standard, and its dual humbucking pickups offer many of the same tones, though the Nighthawk's cutaway is deeper, with a sharper "Florentine" horn, and its added single-coil blade pickup in the center position and push-pull pots to split its humbuckers all extend its sonic range exponentially. Furthermore, the Nighthawk Standard 2010's 25 1/2" scale length adds extra shimmer and sparkle to the brew, and gives you a firm low-E string for gnarly low-down blues runs and biting twang. Through-body stringing and a unique and highly adjustable bridge design add outstanding resonance and sustain to this broad tonal range. Put it all together and the Nighthawk Standard 2010 gives you everything from wailing leads, funky tones in the 2 and 4 switch settings, to smooth, throaty blues and jazz.

On top of it all, it is still one of the best values around in an original-design Gibson for the 21st century. Check out the Nighthawk Standard 2010 now at your authorized Gibson dealer.

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Product Features
  • Highly figured grade-AAA quilted maple top
  • Chambered Poplar Body with Florentine neck
  • Two Gibson BurstBucker and one "blade" single-coil pickup
  • Push/pull switches on the Volume and Tone controls and five-way "blade" switch
  • Vintage-style tulip-button tuners
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