Hey all. Well I tried. I didn't go looking at a guitar for almost a month. Wasn't thinking about getting one. Had no desire for one, nor need for one...... sighs and shakes his head. Went to a store in Orlando, and wanted strings. And ONLY strings mind you, and..... walked out the door with this, and completely forgot about the damn strings too! 1997 Gibson Blueshawk. 25 1/2" scale mahogany neck, poplar body with maple "cap" (ie: veneer.) two "blues 90" pickups, dummy coil in the back, varitone,, 3 way, vol/tone, and a push pull on the tone pot bypass the varitone. BEAUTIFUL soft V neck. nice rosewood board, nice frets, really evil sounding neck pickup, without any hum. And for about the same as the new Epiphone version.