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#61 User is offline   Grog 

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 05:26 PM

I was the proud owner of this one............. but I traded it off about five years ago for a Les Paul.



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Posted 28 April 2016 - 05:28 PM

I was the proud owner of this one............. but I traded it off about five years ago for a Les Paul.



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 12:38 AM

That's mine now.
Did you never regret that you sold her?
After the pups didn't suit my sound I was after I thought about selling it for a minute but except for the pups I loved mine so I decided to pimp mine and I couldn't be happier.

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#64 User is offline   Grog 

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 08:57 PM

 Blueshawk, on 29 April 2016 - 12:38 AM, said:

That's mine now.
Did you never regret that you sold her?
After the pups didn't suit my sound I was after I thought about selling it for a minute but except for the pups I loved mine so I decided to pimp mine and I couldn't be happier.


It had a very irritating hum in some situations. It was an interesting guitar, but I went back to my two humbucker Les Paul. Putting in two mini humbuckers would have been a good option. Wish I would have considered it before I let her go.
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Posted 06 June 2016 - 12:43 PM

Ten years ago today, 6/6/06, this guitar came along. I had been trying 'Hawks for a couple of years & always found a reason to move along. But this was a good one.
Still is one of my favorites. :)
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Posted 26 July 2016 - 12:46 AM

I'm looking for my old Blueshawk....and I'd like your all's help. I had my Blueshawk modified, so it's easy to ID. Here's the deal: I'm in Virginia, and had Pink Guitars do my mods...locking keys, bigsby, Duncan Pearly Gates humbuckers, ebony in color and I played her hard. The bigsby was added before Gibson issued it, so my bridge is routed down into the body, and the duncan pickups are black. Pass along info if you've seen her...
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 09:35 AM

We picked up a Gibson "The Hawk" FOTL a few months ago @ MGR.. FOTL Gibson The Hawk @ MGR
It plays pretty darn good compared to the Blueshawk & Nighthawk..
We have since put a SD P-Rail with triple shot switchable ring in the bridge & " A Little Thunder" in the neck along with a separate output jack for the ALT.. " A Little Thunder"
ROCK ON!! Gary/Hk
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Posted 10 March 2017 - 10:36 PM

I just got my first Blueshawk on Wednesday this week and I love it. I got it from Guitar Center and the previous owner refinished the top and neck but everything else is stock. This guitar is great for blues and not too distorted classic rock. I love the weight on it and the variety of tones. This one, ugly as it may be with the refinish, is definitely a keeper!
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:52 PM

So here is my Blues Hawk. It has been refinished but it was cheap and plays great.

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 02:50 PM

Does anybody know the differences between a tremolo & hardtail Blueshawk?
I added a Bigsby and had to route to make the TOM-Bridge fit but the original BH with Tremolo did not require any routing as far as I can tell by the pics I've seen.
Is the neck angled different? The 3way switch and the tone pot is on a different position than on hardtails.

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 01:29 PM

 Blueshawk, on 30 May 2017 - 02:50 PM, said:

Does anybody know the differences between a tremolo & hardtail Blueshawk?
I added a Bigsby and had to route to make the TOM-Bridge fit but the original BH with Tremolo did not require any routing as far as I can tell by the pics I've seen.
Is the neck angled different? The 3way switch and the tone pot is on a different position than on hardtails.

Greets from sunny Austria
Blueshawk

The Nighthawk and Blueshawk have a string through hardtail bridge, similar to a hardtail Strat bridge.
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Posted 31 May 2017 - 01:38 PM

Some were equiped with a tremolo but the pups are raised higher on pictures than on the string through bridges.
I just wondered why I had to route my BH to make the bridge fit while the BHs that came with Maestro-tremolo were not routed.
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Posted 26 July 2017 - 03:51 PM

I have a confession to make - my BluesHawk is no longer my favorite guitar, bought an ES-339 Studio last March and love it. Still play the BH a fair amount though...
2016 ES-339 Studio ginger burst
'97 Gibson BluesHawk, ebony
'68 Standel 520C cherry mahogony made by Harptone
mid 60's Supreme E-6N dreadnought (Harptone)
mid 60s Supreme A-12N 12 string acoustic (Harptone)
mid 60s Standel Super Artist XV amp
2015 Vox Night Train 15 combo
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 02:07 PM

Hey all, New Blueshawk fan, old time Gibson Player.

Recently picked this beast up a couple of weeks ago, and love everything, well mostly, about it. My wife saw it in a store and went...."It's red, P90's and has F holes, You HAVE to own it. So as to avoid a fight with the wife came home with it!
it's a 97 Blueshawk, push/pull added to the tone control to bypass the varitone, Blues 90 pickups, dummy coil, etc etc. Great playing and sounding instrument, but I noticed something about it that doesn't make sense to me.

it doesn't have the Blueshawk name on the side of the neck pickup. Is that something Gibson did at times? or a mistake?
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#75 User is offline   Bad penguin 

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 02:08 PM

Opps, double posted
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 02:11 PM

Posting pics here is a pain.....

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 03:16 PM

 Bad penguin, on 27 October 2017 - 02:11 PM, said:

Posting pics here is a pain.....

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The only time I ever saw a Blueshawk without the writing is on refinished models.
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Posted 28 October 2017 - 06:03 PM

 Megafrog, on 27 October 2017 - 03:16 PM, said:

The only time I ever saw a Blueshawk without the writing is on refinished models.


Don't believe it has ever been refinished, but hey, it's always possible.
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 08:21 AM

Any Little Lucilles's out there? This is a nice variant of the Blueshawk, but never really had my hands on one, so cannot comment much further on this. I know they aren't too easy to come by these days...
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:35 AM

Check under the hay stack. There should be one in between the needle and the hen's teeth. [biggrin]
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