1997 Gibson BluesHawk – Heritage Cherry,




Very cool 2nd year Blueshawk, one of the most innovative designs to come out of Gibson in modern times.  Radically different for a Gibson, the BluesHawk is a semi-hollowbody that’s as thin as an average solidbody electric.  It’s also a very small body which makes it lightweight and a lot of fun to play during stage gigs.  Features some upscale cosmetic features as well including gold hardware, distinct diamond fretboard inlays and headstock inlay, inlaid pearl Gibson logo on headstock and cream body binding.  It’s the electronics that really shine on this baby though, with loads of quality tones at your fingertips via a pair of P90 pickups (plus a dummy coil to keep ’em quiet) – controlled by a 3-way selector, 6-position Varitone, and push/pull volume pot (disables the Varitone).  As its name implies, this guitar really shines for Blues tones, but is versatile enough to cover just about any other type of music other than heavy metal.  Overall nice shape other than some clear coat scratches and worming, plus a little milky finish on the bass upper bout (shown here). Frets are nice shape and just slight fading of the gold hardware.  This guitar is the best value in the Gibson line in my book.   On recent Gibsons there are some great players and some fair players. This one is a really nice player with low action, no buzz, no dead spots.  The superb playability, comfort, and variety of quality tones make this the best value in a Gibson in my humble opinion.  $775 includes clean Gibson gigbag.


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