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Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar  

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The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt celebrates one of Epiphone's most original and treasured designs with a beautiful custom AAA quilt maple veneer top. When the Nighthawk was first intr... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt celebrates one of Epiphone's most original and treasured designs with a beautiful custom AAA quilt maple veneer top. When the Nighthawk was first introduced in 1993, it was a truly modern guitar--a complete departure from "tradition" with its 25.5" scale length and its versatile combination of coil-tappable humbucker and single-coil pickups.

Breakthrough designs don't always catch on right away. Such was the case with many now-iconic guitars, including the Flying-V, the Explorer and even the Les Paul. But original Nighthawk fans knew it was a supremely versatile axe that made it possible for one player to sound like a dozen different guitars at the flip of a switch. And today, a new generation is discovering the Ltd. Ed. 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt and its powerful pickup combination and beautiful finish.

Classic Tone Woods and a Custom Quilt Top
The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt is essentially a combination of an SG (with a lower bout and thinner body) and a Les Paul (upper bout). And just like those classics, the new Ltd. Ed. 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt features a solid mahogany body (with added "belly" scarf for comfort) and an exquisite AAA quilt maple veneer top. The hand-glued mahogany neck has a SlimTaper D-shape profile and the original Nighthawk's famous 25-1/2" scale for a well-rounded, warm tone with excellent sustain. The headstock is back-angled at 14 degrees, which increases pressure on the strings and helps them stay firmly in nut slots for stable intonation and tuning. To add brilliance as well as a smooth, durable playing surface, the Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt is fitted with a rosewood fingerboard, a favorite of serious guitar players for its resistance to wear.

A Dozen Guitars in One
The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt allows players the ability to cover all the classic sounds of rock, pop, jazz, and country in one guitar. The Nighthawk features a unique pickup combo that includes a full-size NHTTM humbucker (bridge), a NSXTM single-coil (middle) and a NHRTM mini-humbucker (neck). When combined with the 5-way slider and push/pull coil-tapping tone knob, the 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt offers you nine different "tones" at your fingertips--from a powerful and warm humbucker to the unique clarity of a mini-humbucker to a thin, bright single-coil--and everything in-between. The Alnico II pickups are double-wax-potted to avoid microphonics at high volume and can be dialed-in with a single volume control. The master tone control features a push-pull switch to split the coils of the bridge pickup, allowing for quick and unique tone changes. And don't forget, the Nighthawk's nickel bridge with its "string-thru" body design ensures maximize resonance and sustain. The bridge also features individual saddles for independent height and intonation adjustment.

Killer Looks, Premium Features
One of the first things you notice about the Ltd. Ed. 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt is the gorgeous, AAA quilt maple veneer top and the pearloid "crown" inlays on the fingerboard. The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 2014 Nighthawk Custom Quilt is available in your choice of Translucent Black, Translucent Purple, Translucent Blue, and Translucent Red. And, the 2014 Nighthawk comes with premium 18:1 ratio Grover machine heads for excellent tuning accuracy and stability while Epiphone's heavy-duty output jack and long-lasting 1" potentiometers make for worry-free operation.

Features Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple Quilted
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper D
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Crown
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HSH
  • Neck: NHR mini-humbucker
  • Middle: NSX single-coil
  • Bridge: Slant NHT humbucker
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Push/pull tone control
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil tap
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Grover
  • Color: Nickel
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Versatile electronics
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Warranty card, adjustment tools
  • Country of origin: China
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar
 
3.9

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good pick up (12)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Solid electronics (10)
  • Good tone (9)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (3)
  • Fret buzz (3)
  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Recording (10)
  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great instrument. Wish Guitar Center included a setup.

Great versatile guitar. Only disappointment was that Guitar Center doesn't include a free basic setup. The new guitar experience is dampened when the instrument basically isn't playable until you shell out more money for...Read complete review

Great versatile guitar. Only disappointment was that Guitar Center doesn't include a free basic setup. The new guitar experience is dampened when the instrument basically isn't playable until you shell out more money for a setup.

It is easily knocked out of tune when bending notes and has some fret buzz. Nothing unusual that won't be fixed with a setup. In my opinion, if you're shelling out for a new guitar, a basic setup should be included.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Junk do not buy!

I had been wanting one of these for a long time so I finally bought one. It came in on time but when I got it, it had 2 small what looked like scratches...Read complete review

I had been wanting one of these for a long time so I finally bought one. It came in on time but when I got it, it had 2 small what looked like scratches on the neck, which I could live with as my ring may cause a scratch anyway. Turns out after a few weeks the scratches were not scratches but small cracks from the head stock to 2.5 " down the neck. I returned it, and was told the warranty didn't cover the repair of the guitar? It had only been played maybe 5 times and sat on a stand the rest. The neck is cracked and will eventually break. MF told me they would repair it for an amount of money but you can't put that am down or they flag you for profanity? Baloney on that.....what a bunch of baloney. I have purchased a lot of products from MF and I can't get a refund, different guitar that isn't broken, or a credit? It was obviously a flaw in workmanship my area luthier even saw it. Now I have a expensive (for me) piece of junk. I have ben in this type of business before and know what one upset customer can do , even when you have hundreds of satisfied customers. I know they could write this off and give me another guitar, its just good business practice to keep your customer base happy. If I don't get satisfaction I will NEVER buy anything from MF again and will tell all my musician friends not to buy from them as well. Come on MF do whats right and help out a struggling musician, I am retired and live on a budget, is this anyway to treat your customers? Very disappointed in you..

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5.0

I really enjoy my new toy! And it works well!

By Rev. Willy T.

from Carson, New Mexico. U>S>A>

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

    Although the back-order wait time about drove me nuts, the wait was well worth it; It not only plays quite fine, it is also one real pretty guitar, Kudos to the person who did the finish, not one blemish to be found, I have always liked Epiphone, One of my main acoustics is an AJ-200,

     
    5.0

    A guitar with sonic variety

    By Killer

    from Cupertino

    About Me Child

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

    Sure, it looks a little funky, but the variety of tones available is outstanding. If you're a collector, look elsewhere. If you're a gigging musician that needs a variety of tones to give the right sonic color to your set list this would work well. Also, since the price is so reasonable, you could bring this to your less-than-stellar bar gigs and not worry if you have to use it as a defensive weapon when the drunks attack.

     
    5.0

    Definitely A Winner!!!

    By Novice Player

    from Huntsville, Alabama

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

        Great Guitar...Love the choice of 3 different pickups and the coil splitting capability as well as the slider control...LOVE THE SOUNDS available with this Guitar!!!

        (0 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        worst guitar I have ever seen and played

        By James Flames

        from New York

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flat Sound
          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

            the neck is too thin its a toy. The body is too small its a toy for little girls. The pickups are bad. The middle single coil is ok the other pickups are bad muddy sounding.
            My friend had this guitar before he sold it for drugs and died and it was bad.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Glad I purchased this one.

            By KTK

            from Cleveland, Ohio

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics
            • Versatile sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

              Great guitar - glad I got it. Many tone options with the three pickup configuration and the coli tap. Played very well with the factory setup right out of the box. Not a huge fan of the gloss finish neck usually I prefer a satin or unfinished neck, but this is plays very well. Good sustain. I would buy this again, I have over 60 electric guitars in my collection, and this is becoming one of my favorites.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love my Nighthawk

              By gtr pkr

              from carlisle, PA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

                I'm a 40 year veteran of the band scene ..I gig several times a week. this is truely the most versatile guitar there is from LP to tele to strat...it does that. Craftmanship, fit and finish are all perfect.
                I don't know where the comments about a fat neck are from..? this neck is the slimest ez playing as you can get. The body has the belly cut contour..and is small and lightweight. This guitar and a decent amp ...you are good to go. I got mine for $299 a couple years ago..immaculate right out of the box. I changed out the control knobs for chrome steel with a set screw as i use the coil tap frequently and sometimes pulled the knob off..and I think they're pretty!

                 
                5.0

                Great guitar, but needs to be setup!!

                By TrueReviewMam

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                • Fret Buzz

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Recording

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

                Great sound and feel...needs the action and intonation adjusted for sure...worth the money!!!

                (10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Junk do not buy!

                By bluedaddy23

                from Hickory NC

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

                    I had been wanting one of these for a long time so I finally bought one. It came in on time but when I got it, it had 2 small what looked like scratches on the neck, which I could live with as my ring may cause a scratch anyway. Turns out after a few weeks the scratches were not scratches but small cracks from the head stock to 2.5 " down the neck. I returned it, and was told the warranty didn't cover the repair of the guitar? It had only been played maybe 5 times and sat on a stand the rest. The neck is cracked and will eventually break. MF told me they would repair it for an amount of money but you can't put that am down or they flag you for profanity? Baloney on that.....what a bunch of baloney. I have purchased a lot of products from MF and I can't get a refund, different guitar that isn't broken, or a credit? It was obviously a flaw in workmanship my area luthier even saw it. Now I have a expensive (for me) piece of junk. I have ben in this type of business before and know what one upset customer can do , even when you have hundreds of satisfied customers. I know they could write this off and give me another guitar, its just good business practice to keep your customer base happy. If I don't get satisfaction I will NEVER buy anything from MF again and will tell all my musician friends not to buy from them as well. Come on MF do whats right and help out a struggling musician, I am retired and live on a budget, is this anyway to treat your customers? Very disappointed in you..

                    (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    No

                    By gpsw

                    from The South

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

                    I was so disappointed. I had heard good things and this guitar is nothing but horrible. Maybe it was just a bad day in China. I called Musician's Friend and got ridiculed because I actually know a bit about guitars.
                    No help at all. I worked on this poor thing for hours ... it is just in the closet because Musician' Friend, sales guy will be nameless but he knows , left me hanging.

                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Bought another!

                    By Michael

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Nighthawk Custom Quilt Electric Guitar:

                    Love it so much I bought a second one!

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