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  posted on 8/1/2007 at 08:25 PM
It is a Gibson guitar. It is totally ligit. It has 3 pickups. in the neck position, the same pickup in a Firebird. Middle pickup is a single coil pickup. And the 3rd is a humbucker with no cover. It has a 5 way pickup selector switch. The neck inlay is not dot, block, or trapezoid. It was made in the U.S.A. in 1999

I'm stumped. Help please
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  posted on 8/1/2007 at 08:39 PM
nevermind. it is a gibson nighthawk

 

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  posted on 8/1/2007 at 09:30 PM
I think they may have gone to a three-pick up configuration in 94 for a short run.

 

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  posted on 8/1/2007 at 10:51 PM
yeah thats the one

 

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  posted on 8/2/2007 at 07:15 AM
Some of those "third pickups" might have been after thoughts. check this out:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.gibson.com/whatsnew/press release/1997/images/nighthawk.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.gibson.com/whats new/pressrelease/1997/nighthawkpickups.html&h=411&w=384&sz=184& amp;hl=en&start=0&tbnid=feUXwVzALNYZMM:&tbnh=125&tbnw=117&a mp;prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgibson%2Bnighthawk%26gbv%3D2%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den

 

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  posted on 8/2/2007 at 08:47 AM
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nevermind. it is a gibson nighthawk


good answer


now I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 100...

 

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  posted on 8/2/2007 at 03:55 PM
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nevermind. it is a gibson nighthawk


good answer


now I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 100...


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  posted on 8/2/2007 at 07:39 PM
I used to have one of the those guitars. If I remember correctly the finish was honeyburst or something like that. It was very hit or miss tone wise. The weight made me look into the SG, which I am very attatched to now.

 

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  posted on 8/3/2007 at 09:16 AM
I never played one of these Nighthawk guitars, but was certainly interested in them due in part to Gibson's publicity blitz and their unique style and PU configuration. It now appears that they have been discontinued from "lack of popularity?" This could be a cue for some speculation as to their future worth as an investment piece. It may be possible to pick one of these guitars up for a good price and they may appreciate in the future. Maybe not as much as say the 59 Flying V or Explorer, but perhaps in the range of the RD Artist, which Warren used on the latest Gov't Mule disc. A buddy of mine bought an RD Artist in great condition about 7-8 years ago for around $300.00. He changed the PU's out keeping all the original stuff and the guitar sounds and plays great! He uses it primarily for slide and/or Eb tuned stuff. I feel pretty sure he could get $1,000.00 for it in todays market especially on e-Bay. So maybe just a heads up on the Nighthawk ...

 

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  posted on 8/5/2007 at 06:46 PM
Charlesinator, I am not quite sure if the nighthawk will really be that much of a collectors item. I had a silverburst LP Custom, actually quite rare, but I lost money on that investment. I got a really great deal on it from the original owner (in mint condition never played). I think I paid $900! Come to find out that nobody really wanted em for some reason. Even though, by the time gibson started making them quality was much better, collectors just hated them. I think I got $700 out of the guy I sold it too just because I was a bulldog about it. Anyway, I paid $800 for my SG, and its just a early '90's standard. I love it though, and it plays like a charm!

 

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  posted on 8/5/2007 at 06:49 PM
I guess you have to keep in mind though that retailers must think that every guitar in their Gibson inventory is sacred. The markup is unreal compared to what the market will actually pay for one!

 

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  posted on 8/5/2007 at 07:10 PM
Damn Peach, I'll take a Custom for $700.00 all day!!! Regardless of the color, but sure would like a white one like Randy Rhoads. Never could figure out why the Standard is more prized than the Custom although I do like rosewood better than ebony and silver or nickel plated hardware better than gold. You let me know if you are in such straights again.

 

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  posted on 8/7/2007 at 08:13 PM
The silverburst had nickel plated hardware. As to the reason the standards bring more money than customs is due to the retailers. They are the ones driving what the collector's will pay. If enough music stores started cutting the price, then guys who covet expensive pieces of wood will stop being able to gouge us musicians for instruments.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2007 at 03:43 PM
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nevermind. it is a gibson nighthawk


good answer


now I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 100...



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  posted on 8/13/2007 at 10:08 PM
sounds as if it's a nighthawk special.



this differed from the 2 pick up nighthawk standard



gibson also had other hawk guitars such as the blueshawk




you can read more here: http://www.blueshawk.info/history.htm

 

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