Epiphone Blueshawk Deluxe - Trans Black

6-string Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 P-90 Single-coil Pickups, Dummy Noise-canceling Coil, and VariTone Control - Transparent Black
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A Versatile and Distinctive Semi-hollowbody

The Epiphone Blueshawk Deluxe is one of the most versatile and distinctive semi-hollowbody guitars that we've seen at Sweetwater in awhile. You'll love the thick, resonant smoothness that you get from the Blueshawk Deluxe, that's balanced perfectly by a strong midrange and brilliant top end. A pair of phenomenal-sounding P-90 Pro single-coil pickups, plus a 6-position Rotary VariTone circuit only add to this remarkable semi-hollowbody's tonal flexibility. After a few minutes with the Blueshawk Deluxe's ultra-comfortable '60's SlimTaper neck, you'll find it difficult to put this semi-hollowbody guitar down. With the upper bout curve and cutaway of a Les Paul but with small f-holes like an archtop, the Epiphone Blueshawk Deluxe is an impressive semi-hollowbody guitar!

Epiphone Blueshawk Deluxe Semi-hollowbody Guitar at a Glance:
  • P-90 single-coils deliver gorgeous, vintage-tinged tone
  • VariTone control makes dialing in the perfect tone as simple as turning a knob
  • 1960s SlimTaper "D" neck profile provides comfortable playability
  • Epiphone - a brief history
P-90 single-coils deliver gorgeous, vintage-tinged tone

The Epiphone Blueshawk Deluxe semi-hollowbody electric guitar is fitted with two P-90 Pro pickups. With its biting treble and high output, the P-90 cleans up nicely when you roll back your guitar's volume pot. And when you hit your amp hard, the P-90 really wails. It's an amazingly versatile pickup (more so, arguably, than most humbuckers). On top of that, the Blueshawk Deluxe has a hum-canceling dummy coil mounted between its pickups, providing you with hum reduction when the neck or bridge pickups are used alone.

VariTone control makes dialing in the perfect tone as simple as turning a knob

Epiphone's VariTone circuitry is a truly unique beast, and it's part of what makes the Blueshawk Deluxe semi-hollowbody electric guitar such a fun and distinctive instrument to play. The VariTone control works by letting you reduce frequencies at set points within the BluesHawk Deluxe's overall frequency spectrum. As you crank the VariTone control, the filter shifts from higher to lower frequencies. Controls include volume and tone with an easy-access push/pull VariTone true bypass.

1960s SlimTaper "D" neck profile provides comfortable playability

Sweetwater guitarists - and indeed, players worldwide - appreciate Epiphone's 1960s SlimTaper "D" neck profile for its fast and smooth playability. Thinner than '50s-style necks, this neck profile stays out of the way of your fast lead playing, while still being substantial enough for comfortable rhythm playing.

Epiphone - a brief history

The spirit of innovation that drove Epiphone to push the boundaries of guitar design over 125 years ago can also be seen in those who chose to play Epiphone guitars. Visionaries such as George Van Epps, Howard Roberts, and Joe Pass made music history with their Epiphones, as did blues legend John Lee Hooker. The most recorded song ever written, "Yesterday," was recorded with Epiphone guitars the Beatles purchased in 1964. It is an incredible legacy that continues today with Noel Gallagher, Lenny Kravitz, and other artists who choose to make their music with Epiphone guitars.

Epiphone Blueshawk Deluxe Semi-hollowbody Guitar Features:
  • Mahogany/maple semi-hollowbody design delivers resonant, balanced tone
  • P-90 single-coils deliver gorgeous, vintage-tinged tone
  • Dummy noise-canceling coil for noiseless single-coil performance
  • VariTone control gives you unprecedented sonic flexibility
  • 1960s SlimTaper "D" neck profile provides comfortable playability
  • 3-point adjustable, string-thru body bridge for amazing sustain
The Epiphone Blueshawk Deluxe is a versatile and distinctive semi-hollowbody electric guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Semi-hollowbody
Body Shape Blueshawk
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Laminated Maple
Body Finish Urethane
Color Trans Black
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape '60's SlimTaper
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Material Plastic
Bridge/Tailpiece 3-point Adjustable; String-Thru Body
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup P90 PRO pickups; Dummy Noise Cancelling Coil
Bridge Pickup P90 PRO pickups; Dummy Noise Cancelling Coil
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 3-way pickup selector, 6-way VariTone
Case Included None
Manufacturer Part Number EDBCTBNH3

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A unique, great playing guitar.

I have owned this guitar for a few months, and now I feel I can properly review it. It is now my favorite guitar (and it has some competition) of the 5 electric guitars I currently own. It is like Les Paul, an arch top, and a strat and merged them into one guitar, with all of the good points of each. For years I preferred strats and teles but loved the P90 sound. The P90s on this guitar sound great, and the dummy noise cancelling pickup really works well with little affect on the tone. It takes awhile to learn how to use the vaitone, but once you learn how to adjust your amp/pedal/guitar eq settings, this guitar can get you some really classic rock sounds (early Who, Woodstock era Santana, Leslie West Mountain). I play this through a Catalinbread SFT pedal and the results are amazing. Playing it clean, you can get a very classic jazz archtop sound. This guitar is one of the most comfortable guitars I have ever played. The neck on this thing fits my hand perfectly, and I have never owned or played a guitar that is as good for playing slide. The bridge on this guitar makes adjusting the intonation an easy task. I almost never give a 5 start rating, but Sweetwater did extra setups on this guitar (plek'd and bone nut, well worth the extra cost) and the end product is a definite 5 star guitar. If you want a very comfortable, easy playing, unique yet versatile sounding guitar, I don't think you could find a guitar that could match the Blueshawk, especially for the price. Oh yeah, it also is a great looking guitar.
Music background: Been playing guitar/keyboards/violin since the 70's
See also: Semi Hollows, Epiphone, Epiphone Semi-hollowbody Guitars