The Heart guitarist’s second collab with Gibson Brands boasts a Nighthawk-shaped mahogany body and ProBucker humbuckers
Nancy Wilson first teamed up with Gibson all the way back in 2013 for her first signature electric guitar, the Nancy Wilson Nighthawk Standard. (Guitarworld)
Now, the Heart guitarist has teamed up with Epiphone to create a more affordable version of the guitar, the Fanatic.
Highlighted – like its predecessor – by a classy Fireburst Gloss finish and a commemorative ‘Fanatic’ truss-rod cover, the Fanatic is built with a Nighthawk-shaped mahogany body and a figured maple veneer top, plus a rounded ‘C’ profile mahogany neck with an ebony fretboard.
“In the midst of the distant Eighties, I was approached by Gibson to design a signature model,” Wilson said of the guitar in a press release.
“I put pencil to paper to first design the body shape and chose a curvy female diminutive silhouette for the cut away. Many years later the body shape remains exact and the hardware I requested makes the Fanatic a solid citizen amongst the great rock guitar screamers.”