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Inspired by Three of the Great Blues Cities

The Nighthawk Standard 2010 is conceived from the ground up to provide superb resonance and sustain, the cornerstones of great tone. Its chambered poplar body is light, solid, and rings with overtones, while its Grade-AAA quilted maple top not only looks superb in your choice of three translucent nitrocellulose finishes inspired by three of the great Blues cities—Chicago Blue, St. Louis Sauce, or Memphis Mojo—it also adds bite and clarity to the overall sonic brew. A solid, glued-in maple neck and a scale length of 25 1/2" yield all the chime and twang of longer-scale guitars, while classic Gibson set-neck construction retains all the meat and muscle that you're looking for in any great double-'bucker axe.

In that department, the Nighthawk Standard 2010 packs a pair of Gibson's popular open-coil humbuckers, a Burst Bucker 1 in the neck position and a slightly hotter Burst Bucker 2 in the bridge position, but increases their versatility dramatically with the addition of a single-coil blade pickup in the middle position. If that wasn’t enough, Push-pull master Volume and Tone controls pull sweet single-coil tones from the BB1 and BB2. With its five-way pickup selector and the single-coil blade pickup in the middle position, the Nighthawk Standard 2010 can tap any tone under the sun, and do it all with supreme resonance and sustain thanks to its through-body stringing, with strings ball-ends anchored in individual ferrules in the back of the guitar's body, and a precision PLEK-cut Corian nut.

A versatile Nighthawk 2010 bridge provides six individual saddles, all independently adjustable for height and length, allowing perfect adjustment of both action and intonation so your guitar plays and feels as great as it looks and sounds. Quality vintage style tuners with pearloid buttons add a classic touch that complements the classic mother-of-pearl Gibson logo and holly headstock inlay, capping off an instrument rendered with subtle elegance.

Each Nighthawk Standard 2010 comes protected in a hardshell case, and is covered by Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.
Body and Finish
A lightweight body made from resonant chambered poplar with a highly figured Grade-AAA quilted maple top and a deep single cutaway with pointed "Florentine" horn distinguish the sleek Nighthawk Standard 2010. The guitar is available in your choice of three stunning translucent nitrocellulose finishes: Chicago Blue, St. Louis Sauce, or Memphis Mojo.
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Neck, Fingerboard and Headstock
The Nighthawk Standard 2010 has a glued-in neck made from solid Grade-A maple and topped with a bound granadillo fingerboard, minimally adorned with simple dot inlays. Made to the longer 25 1/2" scale length, it has a back-angled headstock and a PLEK-cut Corian nut for superior resonance, and its slim profile is superbly fast while extremely comfortable in the hand.
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Neck and Headstock
Pickups and Electronics
The Nighthawk Standard 2010 carries two of Gibson's BurstBucker pickups, known as some of the most accurate reproduction PAF-style humbuckers available today, along with a single-coil "Blade" pickup in the middle position. The coils of each humbucker can be split by push/pull switches on the Volume and Tone controls, and a five-way switch selects pickup(s) in use.
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Hardware & Electronics
The guitar carries a unique Nighthawk bridge designed to maximize resonance and sustain. It has individual saddles for entirely independent height and intonation adjustment, and is partnered with through-body stringing with ferrules set into the back of the guitar. Other details include vintage-style tulip-button tuners, metal pickup rings, and traditional aluminum strap buttons, all gold plated.
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