Epiphone Blueshawk Deluxe w/ AAA Flame Maple, P90s, Gig Bag, & Fresh Pro Setup - Midnight Sapphire
Availability: In Stock
Condition: Seller Refurbished
Epiphone's Blueshawk Deluxe has got to be one of the most versatile and distinctive semi-hollowbody guitars that you'll find. For such a diminutive body, this axe pumps out an amazing amount of resonance with plentiful low end that is balanced perfectly by a cutting midrange and shining top end. The Blueshawk is a combination of a Les Paul's cutaway but with small f-holes like an ES-335. The combination works brilliantly and makes the Blueshawk Deluxe a guitar you can take to any gig.
The Blueshawk’s mahogany body has a comfortable “belly carve” on the back and is topped with a AAA flame maple veneer. To add a bit of bling, both the body and neck feature single-ply cream binding. The set mahogany neck has an Epi's classic SlimTaper D-shape profile with a 25-1/2” scale. Other appointments include a smooth rosewood fretboard with pearloid “Diamond” inlays, a 12” fretboard radius, and 22 medium jumbo frets. The F-holes and semi-hollowbody construction along with the “Les Paul” style cutaway make the Blueshawk Deluxe well balanced and easy to play with exceptional tone and range for chords and leads.
The Blueshawk Deluxe features Epiphone's P-90 PRO single coil pickups. The P-90 PROs follow in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed ProBucker humbuckers and both are part of Epiphone’s PRO Series made with classic construction materials for boutique sound at a real world price. Specifically, the Blueshawk Deluxe is powered by a P-90R PRO Single Coil in the neck position and a P-90T PRO Single Coil in the lead position. What I especially like is that inside the body there’s a hum-cancelling "dummy" coil mounted between the pickups to provide hum reduction when the neck or bridge pickups are used alone. The pickups are routed through a master volume and tone pot and a 3-position pickup selector slide. Epiphone P-90 PRO single coil pickups were designed and tooled from the ground up with new bobbins manufactured to historic dimensions, Elektrisola magnet wire, sand cast Alnico V magnets, and pole shoes manufactured using correct alloys to original classic Gibson dimensions. These Epiphone P-90 PROs also have tin plated brass base plates like those used on 50s and 60s-era Gibson P-90 pickups.
Along with all this exceptional power, the Blueshawk Deluxe also offers one-of-a-kind sonic flexibility. The 6-position Rotary VariTone provides a player with a wide tonal palette unavailable on most other instruments. The Varitone circuit is a "notch" filter that uses a range of capacitors to achieve a reduction in frequencies at set points within the BluesHawk's overall frequency spectrum. As the VariTone control is rotated from position 1 to position 6 the center frequency of the filter shifts from higher to lower frequencies. In position 1, the filter is removed from the circuit. Controls include a Master Volume and a Master Tone with an easy to access Push/Pull VariTone True Bypass.
Included with your guitar is a new gig bag. You'll be taking this guitar with you to every gig, rehearsal and session, and you wouldn't want it to arrive naked...would you?
This guitar has no player's wear and needed no refurbishing. It has been discounted because of very light buffing marks, all of which are much too faint to see with a camera and 100% invisible from 2 feet away.
About Our Setup:
This guitar played "well enough to sell" when it arrived here at LightSpeed Music. Still, I have just given it a complete "post factory" setup. First, the truss rod was checked and adjusted. Then the frets were leveled crowned and polished. These first two steps allowed me to lower the bridge and nut, and yet, still keep it completely buzz free. The fretboard was conditioned and the nut slots were lubed and polished. The electronics were tested and then given a protective application of contact cleaner and lube. Everything was snugged up and the guitar was polished. It received a fresh set of S.I.T. Power Wound strings gauged .010" to .046" and then the intonation was set. Now, this guitar plays very well and will please even the most demanding professional.
Why Buy From LightSpeed Music?
The pictures shown in the listing are of the actual instrument you will receive. Every piece of wood is unique, and you deserve to see exactly what you are buying. We know that buying musical gear online is hard, so we welcome any questions you have. If you would like an "in hand" description or you need more details, please call us at 618-719-2392. We are here to assist you M-F from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM Central time.
This instrument was inspected and tested at our supplier, in the USA. Final checking, polishing and setup is performed here, in our shop. Epiphone requires our supplier to mark “used” on the back of the headstock and assign it a new serial number. It's a big internet, and we know you have many choices. As such, we are thankful for the thousands of musicians that have chosen us, and hope to be able to add you to our family.
Epiphone Blueshawk Deluxe Electric Guitar Specifications:
Body Construction: Semi-Hollowbody w/ Set Neck
Top: AAA Flame Maple
Color: Midnight Sapphire
Neck Profile: 60's SlimTaper
Bindings: Body & Neck
Number of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut Width: 1-11/16”
Fretboard Radius: 12”
Bridge/Tailpiece: Fully Adjustable; String-Thru Body
Neck Pickup: P90 PRO
Bridge Pickup: P90T PRO
Controls: 1 ea Volume, 1 ea Tone, 3-Way Switch & 6-Way VariTone
Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable
Manufacturer Part Number: EDBCMSNH3