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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 – 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.