never heard of this guitar

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  1. eleanor296

    eleanor296 Member

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    Gibson BluesHawk Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    http://images.craigslist.org/010305010411011601200803279f8d24966d3a94f309008b34.jpg
    http://images.craigslist.org/01010301160201040120080327d78e863019d345a4f400aecc.jpg
    http://images.craigslist.org/011506010206011610200803275087bd852ff4073d23004aa0.jpg

    any thoughts? Is this the real deal or a copy of something?
    the bridge... hmmm... weird logo.... hollowbody LP?
    Just wondering... might be interested in it.

    Edit: wow, looks like an interesting instrument. Check out blueshawk.info.
    anybody in here got any experience with them?
     
  2. BigPapiFan

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    Looks real. Gibson Blues Hawks were discontinued in 2006:

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    Pretty cool guitars, in my opinion.
     
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    Good lord the wiring in those things are a night mare to work on. 5way, rotary, a dummy coil & no room in there.
     
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    I've played a few of these and they actually sound pretty good if set up properly. There's a Varitone that it probably doesn't need, but the pickups themselves aren't bad sounding at all. Rather more Fender-y than you'd expect from something that looks like a P-90.
     
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    They have 25.5" scale. They had a limited edition BB King 'Baby Lucille" based on this. NO F Holes.
     
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    Mark Coley, I am not sure of his spelling of his last name, played a blue one. Those guitar never gave me inspiration to buy one. I see why they are no longer being produced.:messedup
     
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    I've played on a few of these as well. Not bad... not great but that's just my opinion. It felt a little weird to play while sitting down and standing up... almost as if the body was not on scale with the neck.

    If you could find one in the 5-600 range I'd easily say go for it. It's different and for that price would be worth trying to get used to.
     
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    The Blueshawk is alright, but I like its "cousin" the Nighthawk.. I will definitely own one of those some day soon!
     
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    I know a lot of guys just take out all that extra crap and they like them better that way. I think these guitars are 25.4" scale which is unusual for Gibson.
     

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