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Epiphone Announces New Nancy Wilson Signature Fanatic Guitar

Epiphone's new Nancy Wilson signature Fanatic guitar
(Image credit: Krista Gilley/Gibson)

Epiphone has teamed up with Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson to create the new Nancy Wilson Signature Fanatic guitar.

Based on Wilson's Gibson Nancy Wilson Nighthawk Standard (opens in new tab) – which was first introduced in 2013 – the guitar features a Nighthawk-shaped mahogany body and a figured maple veneer top, plus a rounded "C" profile mahogany neck with an ebony fretboard, and a commemorative "Fanatic" truss-rod cover.

Sonically, the Fanatic is outfitted with ProBucker humbuckers, controlled by a five-way pickup selector switch, and master volume and tone controls. 

Epiphone Nancy Wilson Fanatic

(Image credit: Krista Gilley/Gibson)

"In the midst of the distant Eighties, I was approached by Gibson to design a signature model,” Wilson said of the guitar in a statement.

“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.”

The Epiphone Nancy Wilson Signature Fanatic guitar will be sold – with a hardshell case included and in a Fireburst Gloss finish – for $529.

For more info on the guitar, stop by epiphone.com (opens in new tab).

Jackson Maxwell
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.