One of these kids is not like the other...
(Not to shabby for made in Indonesia!)
The biggest complaint about a Les Paul is the weight. With a thick mahogany body, and maple cap, some of them could push the scales to over ten lbs! Imagine standing for an hour-long gig with a ten lb. bowling ball strapped to your neck!
Thus was born the SG. A thin-bodied, like a Fender Strat, but with Gibson pickups and flair. It was a great success when Gibson introduced it in 1958 to boost flagging sales of the historic Les Paul line. It was one of the few immediate commercial successes Gibson had.
The iconic flying V, and the Explorer made waves, but sold poorly. These were awesome guitars that needed time to cook before the public was ready.
In 1993 Gibson introduced the Nighthawk. Another thin-bodied guitar, like the SG, but with a more Les Paul-ish body. they gave it three pickups, and a coil-tapping feature to boot. This guitar could produce an incredible variety of tones with just the flip of a switch, and the pull of a knob! Nobody liked it. By 1999 they stopped making them. then the underground found them and discovered the truly amazing tone machines they are!
Today, they are reissuing them, both from Gibson, and from Epiphone. On a lark, I plugged the Epi in at the local guitar store. When I flicked the switch from position one to two, I was hooked! The sound this guitar makes is incredible!
She's light, about six lbs, she growls, she sings, she hums, she sparkles, she slices, she dices... Ehh you get the point...
It might have taken a while, but we might see the rise of a new star in the Gibson lineup! =^^=
This is a beautiful example of what the Koreans can make! The flame veneeer is gorgeous, and the solid mahogany body simply resonates with tone! What more can I say? Her ebony fretboard is beautiful, and the five layer binding around her body is a perfect accent!
Why did I get another Agile 3100? there is a reason if you look closely! three internets to the one that figures it out!