Close-up: Nikki Sixx Blackbird

- Press Release

Nikki Sixx has a bit of a reputation. As the founding member and principal songwriter for LA hairspray legends Mötley Crüe, the infamous bassist has left a trail of chaos, destruction and classic anthems in his wake since the release of Too Fast For Love in 1981. So it’s no surprise that when Sixx hooked up with Epiphone recently to create a brand-new signature model built to his specification, they let him do exactly what he wanted. The new Epiphone Nikki Sixx Blackbird is the result.

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Making its debut at the 2007 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, the Nikki Sixx Blackbird is the bass that the Crüe hardcore have been waiting for. Like the man who created it, this stunning signature model is dark, desirable and dangerous to know, boasting the kind of looks, comfort and sounds that are sure to kick-start the heart of everyone who sees it.

It’s not hard to spot Sixx’s influence on the new Epiphone Blackbird. Naturally, Pitch Black is the color of choice across the length of that iconic mahogany body, while the fingerboard inlays and pickguard emblem are designed by the man himself. The slim-taper hard maple neck has the perfect dimensions for rolling off those rumbling basslines, while the Sixx-designed Opti-Grab feature and on-off toggle ensure that you’ll stand out from the crowd whenever you sling it round your neck.

Equipped with Epiphone’s new ‘DeepSixx’ bass humbuckers at the neck and bridge, this bad boy covers all the tones in the Crüe back catalogue, from the raucous rock of Girls, Girls, Girls to the powerful grooves of Dr. Feelgood.


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