Nov 17, 1999 · New in stock at Sweetwater Sound: We’ve received our first batch of Gibson BluesHawk guitars. These beauties are renowned for their tonal versatility and playability. These beauties are renowned for their tonal versatility and playability.4.5/5
May 01, 2018 · Demo of Peter Frampton's 1997 Gibson BlueshawkAuthor: Harpeth Guitar Restoration, LLC
Jan 25, 2010 · well it sounded awsone, very different that any other gibson. the marshall sounds great it is a jcm 800 with 1965 cabs with greenbacks in it. it is a very cool amp. the blueshawk also sounds awsome through my 5150 combo. i think it is fast becoming my main guitar.
With a classy F-hole body and a pair of unique Blues 90 single-coil pickups, the Gibson BluesHawk brought a new look and an arsenal of new sounds to the blues in …Estimated Reading Time: 30 secs
Developed and marketed in the mid to late '90s, the Blueshawk fused the smaller shape of a solid body with the open presence of a hollow body to allow players a comfortable feel with a tone that could get big and gritty. One of the more affordable Gibsons on the market, the Blueshawk an American-made diamond in the rough.4.9/5(20)
Dec 29, 2013 · Went to a local small shop, they have a very limited selection, but he had a Gibson Blueshawk. Seen them before, never played one, so I give it a try. It was a surprisingly cool guitar with it's own tone. Not really like a P90 tone, hard to describe. The varitone switch was a …
The BluesHawk is available in three finishes: Chicago Blue (shown here), Ebony and Heritage Cherry. The electronics are distinctively Gibson. And the combination of two "Blues 90" pickups with their three-way position pickup switch and the six-position Varitone selector
Log in Register. Jim, Dave, and Doc, thanks for introducing us to your BluesHawk experiences. They had one at Austin Vintage guitars, and I know I saw it there more than once--and I don't live in Austin, get there for work once in a while, so it must have been hanging there for at least a year or so. If you can find one Posted January 15, I think I've been to this board before, but I don't know. Vestapol Posted April 15, Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. I'm curious, what is the feature of your BluesHawk that you love the most? Ooops, double posted. I run it through a fairly new Vox Pathfinder 15R. Current Les Paul bass Thunderbird. Blues 90s have - Alnico 5 magnets for pole pieces - rather than the steel or ceramic magnets depending on which "authority" you are reading used in many forms of P90 pickup Alnico is a magnetic material made typically with Aluminium, Nickel and Cobolt - hence the name. Messages 38, Supporting Membership. The 2nd position makes a nice mellow jazz tone, so in something like a jazzy blues, I'll set the Varitone and pull up the switch which is in the tone control so it's off. Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments. I guess it also depends on what style you play. The Varitone is a highly ingenious design and offers you a no-noise pickup configuration with the choice of up to 18 different tones! No tuning problems. Followers 0. Brand Gibson Model Blueshawk. Exceptions Member. I'd go for it at that price. Be aware the center position on the pickup switch goes through and high-pass filter, I modded mine to get a little more lows and midrange through. As far as I can tell, the same pickup design is used in both the neck and bridge positions - although I have noticed recently that my neck pickup has R for Rhythm? Update - see Pickup orientation below The pickups seem to be wax potted - traces of wax can be found on the pickup bobbins. Rock and Roll forever. Vestapol 12 posts. Posted May 6, Developed and marketed in the mid to late '90s, the Blueshawk fused the smaller shape of a solid body with the open presence of a hollow body to allow players a comfortable feel with a tone that could get big and gritty. The Blues 90 is very similar to the basic P except that it doesn't have. Members Current visitors. Started by karlx Saturday at PM Replies: Messages Messages 20, This is a truly informative post It was a surprisingly cool guitar with it's own tone. Posted April 8, Go to topic listing. Time sure flies, it seems like yesterday. Category Commons. Click Here. Some teles have a Strat type bridge like the BH. The Blueshawk has a number of distinctive features that distinguish it from virtually all other Gibsons. Reverb Gives Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music. Good one Guitars in General. The Sound Hound Lounge.
Post pictures and tell us the history of your Hawk, whether it's a BluesHawk, NightHawk, or other breed within the Hawk species. If you're interested in Hawks as a former owner, or because you played your friend's Hawk and now yer jones'n, jump on in. We'll take care of ya Vestapol 12 posts. Blueshawk 16 posts. July 15, I use the term P loosely as its kind of a generic term for this style of fat single coil pickup, like P's and P's. The Blues 90 is very similar to the basic P except that it doesn't have. February 26, Here's my Nighthawks. September 21, Here a Soundsample of the Oripure Alnico P90 pickups: Sorry for the sloppy playing - this was the 2nd time I played that song Thanks for starting this. I am glad to contribute to the BluesHawk Club, and as a newbie no less - how about that timing? Time sure flies, it seems like yesterday. I am not a musician, I just love guitars, I play for fun and for the neighbors whether they like it or not. The guitar is nice, far from perfect as it looks like it got some heavy use from the PO. Some minor buckle rash and a couple of small dings but overall it is in pretty good shape. I sometimes have to wiggle the pickup switch as it cuts out in some varitone positions but that doesn't happen too often. And lastly the frets were dressed not too long ago by a guy who knew what he was doing and that took care of some buzz in the 5th and 6th strings between the 4th and 6th frets, it plays great. I run it through a fairly new Vox Pathfinder 15R. I have two, a red and a black one and I call them the evil twins because both guitar work born on the day of the death of a music gaint. Great guitars, light weight, very versatile, both in mint condition I wasn't looking to buy two but there were two minty ones up at the same time on eBay so I had a bid on both and won both. Not sure what they are going for now but I assume much more. If you can find one It was my first taste of a varitone. I am sorry they have not reissued it nor have I seen the pickups on another Gibson. As for current values and availability, I track these on Ebay and usually find two to six BluesHawks listed. Although these are very nice guitars I would place them in the starter guitar category. It's a nice, light, versatile guitar that offers lots of sound variations and is comfortable to hold. They are however, not easy to get set up as far as action and tone goes. I've had a very hard time trying to find the right combination of good action and tone. When the action feels good there are buzzes and an overall dead sound. When the the action is set so the guitar rings out, has no buzzes and sound full the action is to high, at least for me. I guess it also depends on what style you play. I am speaking in general playability though. Once you play a Les Paul or a SG you can feel the difference of both these aspects. Could be why you never see them very beat up. The two I have are near mint and will most likely stay that way as they get little to no play. Still a very nice guitar for the money. I think daveinspain makes some good points. I tried to set mine up myself and I was never able to get it quite right. Then I took it in to a good guitar tech and he was able to find just the right compromise, so now it sounds and plays quite nicely. The action could be a bit lower but with. Another thing about the Blueshawk is its uniqueness, it is a bit different and it never fails to generate interest. Oh yeah a very unique guitar and it's a Gibson most people haven't seen or heard of so it will generate interest It's an extremely comfortable guitar they really got the shape and ergonomics in the design. BTW, daveinspain, your guitars are gorgeous.
Started by karlx Saturday at PM Replies: Reasonably priced, too. As far as I can tell, the same pickup design is used in both the neck and bridge positions - although I have noticed recently that my neck pickup has R for Rhythm? I'd go for it at that price. Teleplayer Moder8er Staff member. These screws allow the height of the pickups to be adjusted - the pickups are supported on springs threaded on to the mounting screws. Guitars in General. It does neck dive a bit, and it isn't comfortable to play sitting down. Doc Music Posted April 20, Messages 3, Thanks, Doc. There is a hum cancelling coil in them if stock. Posted May 6, I played one as my primary for years, and might someday get another one. From the Price Guide Sell Yours. Trending Topics. When the the action is set so the guitar rings out, has no buzzes and sound full the action is to high, at least for me. Jonathan M. NighthawkChris February 26, You will be happy to hear that the amp arrived with no damage whatsoever - the generous layers of bubble wrap and the pallet bottom really worked. I hope I'm spelling his name right Mine stayed in tune fine. Current Les Paul bass Thunderbird. I run it through a fairly new Vox Pathfinder 15R. Popular Posts mihcmac July 15, Who first said "if I knew I'd live this long I sure would have taken better care of myself" Remember if you can remember the 's you weren't there. The BluesHawk's hum cancelling function is not based on the pups being "humbuckers" as one might guess. If you're OK with selling guitars online, at minimum you'll make your money back if it isn't for you. The varitone switch was a bit overwhelming, too many choices! But the Blues 90s are fantastic on the BH. The Varitone takes some getting used to. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options Still a very nice guitar for the money. I need to find out when it was made but that shouldn't be hard. Welcome to the Gibson BluesHawk Club. OlAndrew Member. Blueshawk 16 posts. The action could be a bit lower but with. I'm not sure if they all have that. Soft V neck, strings through body. The guitar is quiet because of the dummy coil located on the back, between the two pickups. First rhythm part, I'll play the neck pickup, solo I switch on both pickups, stepping back into rhythm I'll hit the Varitone Thread starter homerayvaughan Start date Dec 28, Thanks for starting this. I haven't played a Blueshawk, but I'd like to. When I remember how to post a picture of it I will. Notice the 3 way blade selector is at a different angle than the non trem models.