1998 Gibson Blues Hawk Red

$ 1,495.00

Original 1998 Gibson Blues Hawk in original red finish.

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.

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 ES-345) - 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.”

Clean with honest signs of wear. All original with upgraded grover tuners which keep it well in tune.

Comes with nice original hardshell case.
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