The Gibson Nighthawk was a short-lived electric guitar model lineup, manufactured by Gibson. The Nighthawk represented a radical change from traditional Gibson designs featuring many elements more commonly associated with Fender guitars. The Nighthawk superficially resembled the Les Paul, Gibson’s “trademark” guitar. It had a maple top, and mahogany body. Here it is for you folks who do their own Guitar Repairs and Upgrades.
This is an old wiring diagram for an original Gibson Nighthawk guitar with two (2) Pickup Guitar:
The Nighthawk was never a great commercial success; production of all models was discontinued in 1998. In July 2009 Gibson reintroduced the Nighthawk 2009.
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