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#21 User is offline   mihcmac 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:10 PM

See my post in the BluesHawk Club on my Epiphone Blueshawk and Gibson BluesHawk..

BluesHawk Club page..... :-({|=

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#22 User is offline   Sunfist 

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 01:46 AM

View PostSG player, on 16 April 2016 - 08:07 AM, said:

Why a poor Epiphone copy ?


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 01:30 PM

I have had my Gibson BluesHawk (a wonderful guitar) for a while now and my Epiphone Blueshawk for about a year. There are a few subtle differences, the Epiphone is louder, a little heavier, has a slightly wider and thinner neck which is about 1/8" farther outboard from the body making frets 20 thru 22 a bit easier to play. The only thing wrong that I found, with the Epi, was the tuners wore out quickly and I replaced them with Grover 135N's. See my Blueshawk/BlueHawk post in the BluesHawk Club. After playing them side by side for a while, I feel, the subtle differences in the Eiphone Blueshawk are improvements.

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 04:13 PM

Gibson BluesHawk vs Epiphone Blueshawk finish..

The last few months here in Hawaii have been very humid. My 20 year old Gibson BluesHawk is starting to show fractures in the Nitrocellulose finish particularly around the F holes. They may have already been there but not so prevalent.

The Epiphone Blueshawk with its Polyurethane finish is doing just fine..

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#25 User is offline   The Flow 

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 06:00 PM

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Gibson BluesHawk vs Epiphone Blueshawk finish..

The last few months here in Hawaii have been very humid. My 20 year old Gibson BluesHawk is starting to show fractures in the Nitrocellulose finish particularly around the F holes. They may have already been there but not so prevalent.

The Epiphone Blueshawk with its Polyurethane finish is doing j.'kj

I have a recently made Blueshawk in blue that has a weird looking fingerboard on it .Is there something else being used in place of rosewood on these ?It is very smooth and tightly grained,could it be torrefied granadillo ?
Thanks.

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 07:06 PM

View PostThe Flow, on 05 March 2018 - 06:00 PM, said:

I have a recently made Blueshawk in blue that has a weird looking fingerboard on it .Is there something else being used in place of rosewood on these ?It is very smooth and tightly grained,could it be torrefied granadillo ?
Thanks.

The Epiphone spec page on the Blueshawk doesn't seem to specify the fingerboard material.. Epiphone Blueshawk Deluxe.

Quote From Spec Page.. "The Epiphone Blueshawk Deluxe’s Mahogany body has a contoured back and a Maple top with a AAA Flame Maple Veneer. Both the body and neck feature single-ply cream binding. The Blueshawk comes in three beautiful color finishes—Midnight Sapphire, Translucent Black, and Wine Red.

The Mahogany neck has a classic Epiphone SlimTaper™ D-shape profile with a 25.5” scale. The Blueshawk Deluxe has pearloid “Diamond” inlays, a 12” radius, and 22 medium jumbo frets. The f-holes and semi-hollowbody construction along with the “Les Paul” style cutaway make the Blueshawk Deluxe well balanced and easy to play with exceptional tone and range for chords and leads."


But Musiciansfriend Epiphone Blueshawk specs say Fretboard Material: Rosewood. [scared]

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 03:54 PM

A few more months down the road on my comparison of my Gibson BluesHawk and my Epiphone Blueshawk. I am extremely disappointed with the finish checking going on the Nitrocellulose finish on my Gibson BluesHawk. My Epiphone Blueshawk's Polyurethane finish still looks excellent like the day I received in the mail and probably will never suffer finish checking. The Epiphone P-90 Pro's are louder and have a wider range of tone than the Gibson Blues 90's. Also the Epiphone's hum cancelling is seems to work much better. Once the Epi was setup correctly the only thing it seemed to be lacking was good tuning keys, which was easily fixed. So comparing an under $1000 Gibson to an over $500 Epiphone, the Epi has come out smiling. [thumbup]

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