Gibson Nighthawk (1991, Tobacco Sunburst)

Here an unusual guitar, a first issue  Gibson Nighthawk Standard.  The model is loosely based on Gibson’s Les Paul model but with a deeper single cutaway and a longer scale length of 25inch, normally found on Fender guitars. Its top is figured maple, and the neck and back of the body is made of mahogany. The guitar has a bound fingerboard of solid rosewood, with parallelogram position markers. The Nighthawk is quite versatile with its Mini-Humbucker in the neck position, able to make a bit of growl, the Humbucker in the bridge position can do some serious crunch also, as well as clear tones. All this is run by a five-way selector switch to select either full humbuckers or single-coil sounds, and a range of mix tones too. The guitar is light but resonant and sustains well no doubt part caused by the through-body stringing and heavy bridge.