Gear Feature: Epiphone Nancy Wilson Fanatic, Fireburst

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As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 15 – Spring 2021 – Electrified!

The Fanatic is created and co-designed by Nancy Wilson of Heart and the luthiers at Epiphone in Nashville, Tennessee, and marks Wilson’s first Epiphone signature guitar and her second guitar overall with Gibson Brands.

“In the midst of the distant eighties, I was approached by Gibson to design a signature model,” says Nancy Wilson. “I put pencil to paper to first design the body shape and chose a curvy female diminutive silhouette for the cutaway. 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.”

“We are proud to present the exclusive Nancy Wilson Fanatic guitar to the world,” says Krista Gilley, Brand Director of Epiphone and Kramer. “It’s such an honor to work with Nancy, an icon who has been instrumental and influential to generations of players around the world. She has paved the way for female musicians to believe in their passion, talent, and in music, and that comes with an obligation for all of us at Epiphone to pay tribute to Nancy.”

The Nancy Wilson Fanatic features a classic Nighthawk-shaped mahogany body and a figured maple veneer top. The Epiphone Nancy Wilson Fanatic comes equipped with ProBucker™ humbuckers, a 5-way pickup selector switch for a wide variety of tonal options, master volume and tone controls, a fast-playing rounded C-profile mahogany neck with an Ebony fretboard, and an attractive Fireburst Gloss finish and hardshell case.

Price:  $529.00

For more information and full specifications, visit Epiphone.com.

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