Gibson Nighthawk Special 3

Gibson Nighthawk Special 3

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Nighthawk Special 3, Other Shape Guitar from Gibson in the Nighthawk (1993-1999) series.

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Gibson Nighthawk Special 3 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: Nighthawk Special 3
  • Series: Nighthawk (1993-1999)
  • Category: Other Shape Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 12/07/2004

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Gibson Nighthawk Special 3 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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djilskan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Nighthawk Special 3
Made in United States
22 frets
2 humbuckers + 1 single
Rglages volume and tone (Tone of the potentiomtre has two positions, and a high enfone, but I can not tell you exactly what was used).
5 pickups selector positions.
Micros origin (type? Brand?)
Easel simple: SETTING THE height and depth on each string.


Channel fine strait: super enjoyable to play.
Grace in the form of pan shot trs Pronone all frets are accessible trs.
Guitar a little heavy, it's true, but it would have made me shit PSE 100 grams!
Extra form, style Lespaul but more refined.
In terms of sound, given the extent of rglages is not empty to navigate, but you get used to ... any fawn is hard trs to have bad sound like a bomb.
For the record, Gibson would have ceased the production of Nighthawks, as these comments i overshadow the standards of the brand (and other Les Paul SG).


I jou on with the Aria, the Peavey, Marshall, Mesa, and Fender all the lamps, the test also on Vox. Each time the sound is different, but Obviously, the more the amp is good and the sound quality is.
I do not play with since I moved to gypsy jazz, but I will keep it even when my life because I could never find his qualities on other guitars.
The great thing about this is Gibson's versatility. Sound good round or crystal-clear, plain as the saturated trs heavy for mtal or felt for jazz.


12 years I possde this guitar and if I should have the choice, it i I repeat. She was able, throughout these ten years, meet all my musical evolution. In fact, the more I play with and I love it.
The sound I prfre is that Santana and Gilmour, where you can keep a note or feedback trs lontemps without curling, saturated sound warm and round and attack you back the stomach. .. I m'gare the good.

nowhereman579's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Nighthawk Special 3
SP 3 U.S. Model of 1996.
22 frets
2 humbuckers + 1 single
10 positions (5 + 5 with normal hambuckers splits) are pulling the switch knob tone.
A mini hambucker, hambucker a diagonal, 1 single coil
Bridge crossing
Chanfrain on the back
gold hardware
I do not put that objective as 8 by 9 is for the robot or the LP with a scratch finish grandiose, like Standard and Custom models and it is not the case for models "Special" and 10 is for scratch-made by renowned luthier ...


Channel end compared to a Les Paul, ideal for me, having small hands
(That was my main criteria on the choice of this model in Gibson)
access to super sharp, super ergonomic thanks to the overall balance of the guitar, the lightness and Chanfrain on the back
Maybe too many positions are there, 10's a lot but at the same time it can cover a huge range of sounds from the TV to the LP.
The other annoying thing is the order of positions that do not really match the order of microphones "geographically" on the guitar, but hey, it's a detail.
by I do not put that against 9 for coating the handle a little "sticky"?? How is that Mr. Gibson?


I use a Marshall JMP MKII Master Lead Combo 50W amp and torque / scratching gives its fabulous, can not be typed as the LP's, but the tube is round and we feel we are on a Gib's! I put 9 / 10 for sound, the note 10 is reserved for me the sound of a LP Standard or studio.
I do not use too splitées positions, too "fenderiennes" for my taste, what do you!
The sustain is very good, and sprayed for example my Epiphone LP Standard (I like it anyway)


I have recently, but I fell in love with this guitar since I saw the guitarist of a group Savoy (the tank) there is a decade that had brought a superb standard of NH USA: THE LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT!! It was difficult but now ... it is in my living room!
I think it's one of the most beautiful guitar design in existence, it is small it seems to have a real toy in his hands.
The nighthawk is no longer offered in the catalog Gibson therefore quite difficult to find. Some models are more rare, such as Landmark Limited series. The other "hawks" also: blueshawk (beautiful!) And the "little lucille" (a gem!)
Returning to the NH SP3: It sounds, it is beautiful, it covers all a bunch of different sounds, the handle is nice ... WHAT MORE?! I put 10/10!

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