This is a 1998 Gibson Blueshawk limited edition, one of only 50 made for the Houes of Blues. It was designed for blues players, and resembles the Les Paul body shape. The Blueshawk has a contour carved into the back - similar to the Fender Stratocaster. It has a Simple control set - master volume, master tone, 3-way pickup selector, 6 way rotary Varitone control switch. This one is definitely used, with nicks and scratches. It's a one of a kind!