Here for sale is a Gibson 2001 Blueshawk in Heritage Cherry in good condition and comes with the original Gibson padded soft case with a plush green interior.
This is a real gem of rock and blues guitar from the lesser known cannon of the Gibson range. It is very versatile with a 5 way tone selector switch and twin P90 pick ups that are smoking’ hot. You can virtually nail all the classic lead tones with the guitar and it is lighter than regular Gibson’s and has two tasteful F holes. The guitar has been well played with lots of worn in play wear and plenty of vintage style mojo. The guitar has a few dings and scratches, the most notable being the chip on the side binding, and F hole wear it has worn down a little bit and couple dings on the side and back of the neck all of which do not interrupt the amazing playability of the guitar.
The Blueshawk has a number of distinctive features that distinguish it from virtually all other Gibsons. The Blueshawk’s body outline is the same as a slightly earlier range of guitars – the Nighthawks (1993-1999) – but unlike the Nighthawks, the Blueshawk is a semi-hollow bodied guitar with twin f-holes.
Other distinctive / innovative features include:
- 25.5 inch scale length (the same as many Fenders, Gibsons more typically have a 24.75 inch scale length).
- Through-body stringing and bridge construction – similar to the Fender Telecaster
- Blues 90 pickups (superficially resembling a P-90 pickup)
- Noise reduction circuitry which employs a dummy coil
- A Varitone circuit (similar to that used on the Gibson ES345) – the Varitone circuit is a mid-cut/band-stop filter with a choice of five center frequencies
- The Blueshawk is a light guitar (less than 7lbs) – the body is made from poplar, capped with maple – the body is small and relatively thin and has two cavities – the hardware is minimal.
- The Blueshawk has a contour carved into the back – similar to the Fender Stratocaster.
- Simple control set – master volume, master tone, 3-way pickup selector, 6 way rotary Varitone control switch.
- Just above the fingerboard and parallel to it, between the front (neck) pickup and the front strap pin, there is a cursive-writing emblem using paint, saying “Blues Hawk.”