The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 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 in. 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. Nighthawk Custom Quilt and its powerful pickup combination and beautiful finish.