Gibson Nighthawk Nancy Wilson model, 2013

Here a modern unusual guitar the Nancy Wilson Nighthawk Standard, loosely based on Gibson’s Les Paul model but with a deeper single cutaway and a longer scale length of 25inch. Its top is figured maple, and back is mahogany. The guitar has a bound fingerboard of solid rosewood, with parallelogram position markers. The nut is Corian. The Nighthawk Standard is quite a versatile guitar with a Mini-Humbucker in the neck position, able to make a bit of growl, the Hum-bucker 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 quite light and still resonant and sustains surprisingly well no doubt helped by through-body stringing and heavy bridge. Great guitar.