GIBSON 1996 NIGHTHAWK LANDMARK SERIES Glacier Blue! +OHSC Clean! Upgrades! 56537
A vintage guitar with Gibson attributes--maple capped body and set neck--but notable for borrowing Fender-like features such as a 25.5-inch scale neck, string-thru design, and lighter weight.
This 1996 Gibson Nighthawk was part of the limited Landmark Series, which celebrated national parks and monuments with thematic colors and a special insignia on rear of headstock. This is the Glacier Blue model in excellent condition with brown Gibson case with pink interior and shroud. Tuners have been upgraded to gold Grovers. Pickups upgraded as well. Notable for its 25.5-inch Fender-like scale, players have come to prize the Nighthawk's features such as Gibson set neck and quality without the heavy weight of a Les Paul. Pickups allow for different tones than the usual Gibson. Very clean for a 23-year-old axe with only some minor marks (see pics below). The gold hardware is in good shape. Frets are 85%. Case in good shape but missing a couple latches. Still closes securely. Due to pickup upgrade, push/pull Tone control now does not affect sound. Weight of guitar is 7 pounds, 2 ounces. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking.
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What You get:
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.
The Landmark Series Nighthawk features 2 M-Series mini humbuckers instead of a mini humbucker and slanted humbucker. The neck is set at the 16th fret and with the shape of the neck heel, this allows for easy access to the higher registers. This guitar also features a 25.5” scale length. This is a beautiful sounding guitar thanks to the mini humbuckers and the neck and body make it extremely comfortable!
Body: Solid contoured mahogany body with a bound maple top in Glacier Blue finish. String-through-body design with gold bridge and six individual saddles. Skirted control knobs and a slider switch.
Neck: Super comfortable and well-rounded mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard. Pearloid dot inlays and a 1 5/8” nut. 25.5” scale length.
Pickups/Electronics: M-Series mini humbuckers in the neck and bridge with master volume control, push/pull tone control and a 3-way selector switch.