Epiphone Blueshawk Deluxe - Wine Red

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 - Wine Red
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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 Wine Red
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
Manufacturer Part Number EDBCWRNH3

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Awesome guitar; awesomer price!

I recently had to sell a 2014 Gibson Melody Maker; which I promptly regretted. Then I saw a Sweetwater ad for the Epiphone Blueshawk & it looked to be a beautiful guitar. I liked the idea of noiseless P-90s, and the semi-hollowbody. So I ordered one, through my friend Lucas @ Sweetwater.When it was delivered, I took it out, tuned it up & plugged that little red devil in. Great looks & a superb sound! The guitar was set up at Sweetwater & was 101% gig ready. I've used this guitar for everything from clean Country rhythms, to overdriven & it surpasses every tonal need. I've received many inquiries & compliments on this little darlin'; it's a "Got To" guitar for me. Can't say enough good things about it.If I have any less than favorable comments, it's with the Varitone device. I would rather have my own choices of tones; but that's me.All in all, it's one of my all-time best guitar investments. It shares equal "billing" with a couple of Gibsons & custom Teles, in my gig stable.Epiphone & Sweetwater; y'all have outdone yourselves on this one.


Quite a beautiful new guitar for my collection. When a value like this comes along, it's hard to resist. Ok, it's made in China, but if it wasn't, I couldn't afford to buy it. Would probably pay double for the Gibson version, but dream on... they're way more than that! So except for the finish (poly vs nitro), this is good as it gets for me. No regrets about how it plays and sounds.Right off the bat, I LOVE the neck. Heck, I prefer the way it plays over any of my USA fenders. (I compare it to fenders because of the neck scale.) The P90s along with sustain from the hardtail bridge sounds perfect for blues. By the way, this is the only guitar I have w/o at least 1 humbucker. Don't care much about the varitone, but it does offer a nice range of tones.I'm an Epiphone fan from back when they made them in Kalamazoo, so this combination of a new design twist with the Epi tradition is golden.

Blueshawk Delux

I've had this guitar almost 4 months and love it.The finish(wine red),is beautiful.The p90 p/ups are great the varitone allows me to get some awesome useable tones.For about a month I've been using open G tuning and can get some great Keith Richards tele tones(Brown Sugar,Gimme Shelter,You can't always get what you want),as well as ZZ Top Jesus just left Chicago all in open G.This is just an awesome,lightweight tone monster guitar.Also want to thank Andy Plank my sales engineer for suggesting two cases.I picked the brown Gator case.This Epi is Awesome!

cool guitar

I wanted something different after years of fenders and my les paul(which I love still). I wanted P90's, light weight and semi hollow. This fit the bill well. the P90's are bright like a single coil but handle overdrive better, especially in the bridge. This thing is super light and the contoured back is very comfy. This matters if you are standing for 2-3 hours at a gig or party.The veritone is a nice bonus, if not all that exciting. the last position is nice. its like a coil tap and cuts the output soundwise. the others give you some 50's sounds. If you play old country and western or early cash/elvis some of these tones nail it. Doesn't affect the sound at all when bypassed and the knob is no where near where your hands play.One thing I didn't like was the volume knob. I replaced it because it didn't taper at all and sucked out tone at when at low amounts. Replaced it and now guitar is perfect for me.
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Music background: local/regional band/club exp.
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