Hi, I've been taken from study for a while so I've been absent from the forum lately; I'm still looking for a new guitar since I need a better made axe, sometimes I feel the epi is falling to pieces; the other day I was practicing with the band and the jack input ****ed up..horrible.
I know I want a Gibson, I know I want it versatile, I know I don't want a too trebly sound, I tried the Lp studio and the weight is too much, I tried the Sg special faded and it is ok also because I can't afford the standard version (800-900 euros is the budget)
Today I was hypnotized by this Gibson Nighthawk, nice looking, seems versatile (I read about the switching system and the possibility to split hums to single coil etc) and the price should be fine, now I have some questions:
I never had the possibility to try one and a friend of mine told me it was discontinued is it true?
I play mainly on the clean channel with chorus and delay and I don't use a massive amount of gain, just the overdrive on my peavey for solos how the nighthawk plays when channel is overdriven?
Does it hold the tune even with heavy bottom strings and slighty detuned or is it good only for standard tune?
I'm not a very skilled guitar player (well I'm not crappy at least) I just want a well made guitar that sounds fine, Even If I had the money I wouldn't get a Les Paul Custom coz I'm not so good to make it play superb so basically a lp special would play as a lp custom in my hands, I read somewhere that the nighthawk is not a guitar for everybody...I just wanted to know If it would be a good guitar for my needs