First Epiphone Guitar Designed by Nancy Wilson, Co-Founder of Multi-platinum Rock Group Heart Out Now

New Fanatic Marks First Epiphone Designed by Nancy Wilson, Co-Founder of Multi-platinum Rock Group Heart and Her Second Guitar with Gibson Brands 

Nancy Wilson Released First-Ever Solo Album April 2021(Here)

Epiphone, the leading accessible guitar brand For Every Stage, presents the new Nancy Wilson Fanatic. The Fanatic is created and co-designed by NancyWilson of Heart and the luthiers at Epiphone in Nashville, TN, and marks Wilson’s first Epiphone signature guitar and her second guitar overall with Gibson Brands. The Epiphone Nancy Wilson Fanatic is now available worldwide 

“In the midst of the distant eighties, I was approached by¬†Gibson¬†to design a signature model,‚ÄĚ says¬†Nancy Wilson. ‚ÄúI 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.‚ÄĚ

Photo credit: Sacha Guzy

Watch the Nancy Wilson interview: HERE.

A guitar virtuoso from the age of¬†9,¬†Nancy–and her sister¬†Ann–lead the multi-platinum group,¬†Heart,¬†who have¬†sold over 35 million albums, garnered¬†10,¬†Top Ten albums, been nominated for¬†four GRAMMY Awards, and were inducted into the¬†Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.¬†Nancy¬†is revered as an ingenious¬†guitar player, as well as a gifted¬†songwriter¬†and¬†lead vocalist. In an era when females in rock ‚Äėn‚Äô roll were scarce,¬†Nancy¬†carved out a place for¬†women to front rock bands¬†and¬†dominate on stage¬†across the globe. In fact, that‚Äôs¬†Nancy¬†singing on¬†Heart‚Äôs¬†first¬†#1 hit song,¬†‚ÄúThese Dreams.‚Ä̬†As a songwriter,¬†Nancy¬†has co-written a collection of indelible songs that have earned their way into the classic rock canon including¬†‚ÄúMagic Man,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúCrazy on You,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúBarracuda,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúStraight On‚Ä̬†and more.

In¬†April 2021, Nancy¬†will release the first-ever solo album of her storied career via¬†Carry On Music.¬†Nancy¬†plays guitar and sings every song on the new album which features collaborations with¬†Sammy Hagar, Duff McKagan, and¬†Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters). The first single¬†‚ÄúThe Rising,‚Ä̬†is¬†Nancy‚Äôs stunning rendition¬†of the¬†Bruce Springsteen¬†song; listen to¬†‚ÄúThe Rising‚ÄĚ HERE.

‚ÄúWe are proud to present the exclusive, Nancy Wilson Fanatic¬†guitar to the world,‚ÄĚ says¬†Krista Gilley, Brand Director of Epiphone and Kramer. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs 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.‚Ä̬†

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‚ĄĘ 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.



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