Very good condition featuring single sharp cutaway, contoured maple semi-hollow body, bound maple top with two f-holes, two P-90 pickups, one volume control and one tone control, one six way rotary switch with gold knobs with abalone tops, three-way pickup selector switch, flat steel bridge with six individual fully adjustable block saddles, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with pearloid diamond inlays starting at the third fret, bone nut, Gibson open book peghead with black peghead face, pearl Gibson logo and decorative diamond inlays, single ply gold metal bell shaped truss rod cover, three per side Grover Rotomatic tuning machines with steel tulip buttons, serial number and Made in USA impressed into the back of the peghead, single ply electronics cavity control cover plates, string through body construction with six metal string ferrules, two metal strap buttons, Chicago Blue finish and heavy duty padded gig bag. This guitar weighs 6lb 12oz.
This 1995 Gibson Blueshawk is in overall very good cosmetic condition showing some signs of play wear throughout including a few pick scratches and a few dings on the back of the guitar (see photos). The clear finish over the peghead face has started to deaminate slightly around the logo and tips of the peghead. This is fairly common for Gibson guitars of this era. The neck has a profile that is between a 50s and 60s shape - not huge but rather chunky - and it feels fantastic in hand. The frets on this Blueshawk show some signs of play wear but have tons of life left in them. This instrument has been set up and plays very good up and down the fingerboard. The P-90 pickups sound great in this guitar especially paired with the six position rotary switch enabling you to find all kinds of awesome tones! The pickup covers are gold replacements as are the volume and tone knobs. They look great and seem to really suit the instrument. The string through body construction really gives this guitar a lot of snap and sustain and the flat metal bridge with steel saddles keeps this guitar's intonation rocksolid. The tuning machines installed in this instrument are Grover Rotomatic replacements. There are holes left behind by the old tuners (see photos) but these tuners seem to work extremely well and look good on the guitar. The smaller body is very comfortable to sit and play and the overall lightweight nature of the guitar makes this instrument outstanding for long gigs.
I believe that Gibson reissued the Blueshawk as an Epiphone model in 2015 because of their popularity and the demand for this model. This one is from the first run and is a really cool offering from the Gibson guitar company. A gem of a guitar shipped out safely and promptly from our little shop here in Clarksville, Tennessee, to your front door.