The Epiphone Nightfall electric guitar features a smooth, satin-finish hard maple neck with Epiphone's thin SpeedTaper "D" profile. The hard maple neck is fitted with a premium ebony fingerboard for s... Read More
The Epiphone Nightfall electric guitar features a smooth, satin-finish hard maple neck with Epiphone's thin SpeedTaper "D" profile. The hard maple neck is fitted with a premium ebony fingerboard for smooth, long-lasting performance, while providing more clarity and pop than a weasel in HD.
The sturdy Epiphone Nightfall guitar neck makes it the perfect companion for the black, double-locking Floyd Rose® Special tremolo. The body is routed out beneath the tremolo, allowing you to raise the pitch up to 2-1/2 steps or dive-bomb until your strings go slack. It's combined with an R4 locking nut for improved tuning stability.
With the raging duo of an EMG-HZ-4A in the bridge and an HZ-4 in the neck, your solos will melt faces and your rhythms will be as chunky as homemade peanut butter. The passive pickups on the Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall do an incredible job of emulating their active counterparts—the EMG-81 and 85—yet require no batteries, so you'll never have to worry about showing up to a gig with dead pups. Each of these nearly silent 'buckers is wired to allow coil-splitting via push/pull potentiometers on both volume controls. This gives you a total of 8 tones when combined with the 3-way toggle—from shrieking, eyebrow-piercing freq-outs to chest-caving bass blasts.
Other features on the Epiphone Les Paul guitar include Grover machine heads, abalone inlay on the 12th fret, and Epiphone's own StrapLocks.
Reviewed by 24 customers
I've been playing this guitar for almost a year now. I wanted to wait before giving a review. This guitar is truly a marvel. Surprisingly, it holds its low-tunings very well. I play in Drop-Bb with some thick Ernie Ball Cobalts, and it still rings perfectly clear clean or distorted. Unlike thinner guitars, the Nightfall's tone doesn't sound hollow. It is full of rich harmonic tones that make the cleans musical and the high gain tones beefy without losing their bite. It holds tuning very well. I don't even lock anymore, and it still holds its tuning. The neck is thin for a Les Paul, making it easy to traverse, but not so thin as to force someone such as me to bend the pitches (I started on acoustic, so I tend to squeeze the strings harder). Overall, this guitar is very versatile, tonally rich, and a beauty to behold. I tried out an entire GC's collection of guitars over the course of four months, and I have no regrets in picking this one out.
confortable fretborad, the pickups sounds great and the floyd dont mess up your tuning no matter how much uses the tremolo (with a moderate force). i got this guitar 1 year ago and no give me any problem
I have been playing solo and with groups for over 50 years. I currently own 2 vintage Fenders and 2 newer ones. I also own 1 vintage Gibson and this is quickly becoming my favorite. I love the sound the feel and the neck. I recommend you have this professionally set up initially because the Floyd Rose makes the set up on this different than all other guitars. The FR is well worth it though. It is the best tremelo of any of my guitars. With the grovers and the locking nut this thing almost never loses its tune. It is a great guitar that is quite flexible in its ability to perform many musical genres.
I have had this guitar for a few months and it is one of 8 that I have. I have 6 other vintage Fender, Gibson and Martin guitars including a 67 strat, 69 Tele, 64 Jaguar another newer Tele, a Gibson Hummingbird, and Martin 12 string. The point of this list is I now play my Nightfall more than all the rest. It is a unique guitar because it is a Les Paul with the Floyd Rose. This is one guitar that professional set up is even more important than normal. I play folk/rock, acid rock and blues as well as a lot of contemporary music. This guitar is great for all these genres.
I have only good things and ok things t say about this guitar. lets start withe the ok which has become a good to me. Basically its the Floyd rose its not like a normal LP you have to unscrew with an included Allen wrench the tuner locks. Its kinda difficult to tune but i can tune it Monday and play in front of people the next Sunday without tuning it again it stays in tune even with the tremolo! Now for the good. Its so fast your gonna almost die, the neck is thin and so slick. The guitar is lightish and just plain comfortable. It sounds great and really is a killer in looks, love the emgs by the way they are passive. over all great guitar good price and its gonna make you want to rock
Before purchasing this guitar, I had tried many others, from shredder guitars with high-gain actives and slim taper necks to Fenders with beautiful, jazzy cleans. I wanted both, but any other guitar that gave one of these tones could not produce the other. This guitar does, though. Until I get the Egnater I reserved, I am stuck using a dinky composite amp that has average clean capabilities and a bit of an overdrive, but nothing suitable. Plugging this guitar in to the amp and then setting the rhythm pickup to 2 on single-coil, I had a tone that sang and cried mournfully. It was absolutely beautiful, and that's only one setting I produced. Throw in the Boss ML-2 Metalcore pedal and switch to lead at 8 on humbucker, and I had a tone that near-perfectly imitated "End of Heartache" by Killswitch Engage. Despite what others say about passives, the EMG-HZ-4 and 4A pickups can get the heavy metal gain you want. They have nearly the same gain capabilities of the 81-85 combo they're supposed to reflect, and much better clean capabilities. The "loss" of gain that hardcore active-ists so strongly condemn is actually the tone of the guitar coming through. This guitar sings. It creates music that lives and breathes, whether heavily distorted or pure. Next, the Floyd Rose. I have worked with Floyd Roses before, and this one lives up to the name. It's easier to tune than my previous Ibanez standard tremelo, though there is still patience required if you want perfect tuning. I pulled a divebomb on it to the point that my strings were slackened, and when coming back, my intonation hadn't changed in the slightest as it would have on my Ibanez. The only shortcoming of this tremelo is, unlike some of the other Roses I've tried in which I can drop each string a whole step if desired just by using the fine tuners, this one cannot adjust by that much. It has an adjustment range of about 3/4 step or so, so I can't cheat to go from Drop C to D standard. Otherwise, it's great. Finally, the looks and feel. This guitar is a beauty. I have done a few shows with this, and people always stop to admire it afterwards. I cannot find a flaw to be had in the design, and it doesn't inhibit my ability to play at all. As for feel, this guitar has some heft to it. It's a solid, reliable build, and I feel like I'm actually holding a guitar when I'm playing this. I didn't like standing with other guitars because they felt too light. This one I stand with gladly. I even prefer it now. In all, the way it looks, the way it feels, and the way it plays is simply full of life. I have yet to come across another electric guitar that matches this one.
This is as good as any other out there. The pickups to me are better than the emg active for more tones and plenty of drive. The tapped ability is great and like any tapped pickup there is noise since you loose the ground cancellation of humbuckers. The neck is just incredible and longer compared to my gibson sg. The headstock is so unique also. The sustain is as long as you want and not that big and heavy compared to other traditional lesl pauls own. The paint is perfect. The quality just shoes all over the thing. The tremelo stays in tune and have not even locked the nut for it. The frets are near perfect finished wise not sharp. No way is this anything but a great deal and epiphone shows it as "OUT of Production" so if your thinking of it ....get going. A+++++++++
I always loved Les Paul's and now I'm going to love them even more, as this guitar has it all for me, I already own a set of EMG HZ's in my ESP that came out in 2003 and I love them, they got that punch like my Seymour's but without Batteries to worry about. But hey a Floyd Rose to go along with this guitar, Stap Loc's and even the Allen Wrenches are specially mounted on the head-stock for easy string changes? and Coil Taps? man! and the fit and finish is above or at the Gibson Level, I always loved epiphone's also before they were bought out by Gibson, I stay loyal to it. By Far the best value out there for any guitar that's a Les Paul must have some new design, engineering team taking over, how cool
I bought this guitar about half a year ago and I'm still constantly surprised by the different tones you can get out of this thing. the tone is great the sound the emgs give can't be beat! the only real thing i don't like is tuning if your going to change tuning it takes some time at least 10-15 min it doesn't have any problems staying in tune thou. the finish on the guitar is sick i love it when its clean smudges show easily same with scratches. overall if anything happened to this guitar i would go out and buy it again you can't go wrong
This is like THE greatest guitar I have ever played. I was at Guitar Center today checkin out some guitars(its fun for me) and i decided to play a Gibson Les Paul Custom. i plug it into a marshal amp and all i hear is buzz. too much static as i was playing even tho the gain was not even that high. then i see this. i grab it, plug it into the same amp with same settings and it plays like a beast!! The EMG pickups really roar with that distortion and the neck is so fitted and smooth and you could very easily slide your fingers up and down the fret board. the only KINDA bad part about it is that its a bit too heavy but nothing to worry about. I would pay $10k for this guitar but sadly my dad wont buy it for me. but it is magnificent! dont buy Gibson!! Buy this! :D
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