in 2009 Gibson brought the new NIGHTHAWK, which uses the P90 pickups like the former BLUESHAWK but without a sound hole. The 2009 Nighthawk is a limited edition of 350pcs world wide.
For 2011 also Epiphone will release a own version of the NIGHTHAWK. Surely with the bolt in neck.
Doesn't hear anything about a new blueshak, but it would be great if there'll be a new one!
The Epiphone is called "Nighthawk Custom Reissue" and they have the slanted humbucker as the older Gibson Nighthawk. They also have the crown inlays like the Gibson Nighthawk custom and finally it seems they have a set in neck!
Some shops in Germany offer the Epiphone for less than € 400,-!
Next step: There's a limited run of GIBSON Nighthawk standart for 2011 (even if they call them 2010).
This one is without the slanted humbucker and with dot inlays.
Hey - will the Epiphone be the better Nighthawk now ??