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Discussion in 'Other Gibsons' started by ErictheRed, Feb 25, 2018.
Someone sent me a picture; what am I looking at here?
Ahh yes, I knew that I'd seen one before but couldn't place the name. I'll do a little more research, thanks Fezz!
I kind of want a Blueshawk myself.
I'm liking the looks of these Blueshawks.
That's a nice one haven't seen many with ebony boards and a Floyd Rose
Kickass? Blingy...for sure.
The nighthawk has always been an over cooked guitar to me.
Bind the neck. Give me blocks or trapezoid inlays. No diamonds or clouds or crowns.
Mini hb’s? Ok if you must....but slanting the bridge pickup? Not necessary, or particular smart looking. Middle single coil? Not necessary.
These guitars with a pair or even a trio or mini hb’s are plenty stratty.
There’s so much potential in the form and with the 25.5” scale. But Gibson has always seemed to screw it up in my eyes.
They do play nice.
I think they were supposed to be 'everything in one' guitars.
That's what it seems like to me; there are tons of pickup configurations, and I always thought that bass strings sound tighter on longer scale length guitars. Probably great for a cover band, but I'm not sure that I'd use those features.
I'm being offered a trade but will probably pass as I need some cash. Certainly a cool guitar, though.
They were released at the time that superstrats reigned supreme, I always saw them as a product to try and get in on those sales
Is the Floyd after market? I personally love the looks of night hawks. It took a little to grow on me but now that they have, I like the departure.
Gibson tried/released other models to try and cash in on the Superstrat craze..Imo the Blueshawk wasn't one of the them.
Pretty sure the Nighthawk/Blueshawk line was an attempt to cut in on Fender's sales. A mini in the neck spot wasa mod you'd see from time to time (and it's a good one on a 25.5 guitar), and the HB in the bridge spot was trying to both keep the Fender sound by angling the pickup (and using coil-splitting), and cover the most popular mod to Strats, the humbucker bridge.
I was told that it was factory installed, but I didn't see the guitar in person.
The whole thing has a bit of a PRS vibe to me, but I'm sort of digging it...dunno if I'd like the Floyd Rose, though.
You are probably right, I just recall them being same scale length as a strat with Humbucker, single coil and a Floyd Rose, kind of a strange hybrid of superstrat and Les Paul
Out of curiosity, what do y'all think that a guitar like this would fetch? $1,500 or so? More, less?