Another American Classic Guitar that is made in America by the fine people at Heritage Guitars Inc. These H-150s are top of the line handcrafted solid body guitars, THIS GUITAR IS NOT WEIGHT RELIEVED and weighs in at 10Lbs 0.4Oz. Many guitar makers have moved to CNC machines to mass produce guitars, save time, lower costs and eliminate the need for skilled luthiers... not Heritage, this is a handcrafted instrument with premium components built by master builders.
THE HERITAGE STORY:
Heritage is celebrating 30 years of handcrafting fine instruments in the famous Guitar factory at 225 Parsons Street in Kalamazoo, Michigan Formerly owned by The Gibson Guitar Corporation. The Heritage Guitars Inc. has achieved the status of being one of the premier guitar companies in the world today, still creating guitars by hand the way they did in the 1950's . Much of the machinery that Heritage uses today, has been in use for over 60 years in the famous 225 Parsons St. address, this vintage equipment was purchased from Gibson Guitar Corporation.
In many instances, The Heritage guitar line is handled by countless vintage shops throughout the world. A Heritage guitar is considered to be the NEW Vintage guitar and the future collectible guitar of tomorrow. This guitar has the vintage vibe and sound is a super rare color.
The idea to start Heritage Guitar began when the Gibson Guitar Corporation closed its Kalamazoo, Michigan factory in September of 1984 and moved all production to its other plant in Nashville, Tennessee. When this took place, some of the employees were asked to move to Nashville. However, since their families had spent many years in Kalamazoo, it made it difficult to uproot and move. Therefore 3 men, Jim Deurloo, Marvin Lamb, and JP Moats, decided to start a guitar manufacturing business. In 1985 when the company was incorporated, 2 other former Gibson Guitar Corporation employees, Bill Paige and Mike Korpak, joined as owners. Mike left the company in 1985.
The founders biggest resource is and was the experience the group of craftsmen they could draw from to begin operations. The owners themselves each had in excess of 25 years of hands on experience in making guitars. To this day each of the owners is directly involved in the manufacturing of each instrument.
- This guitar is a Gibson KILLER, my main workhorse for years, a truly spectacular player!
- White (Aged Cream) Factory Premium finish over 1/2 inch Michigan maple cap. (Upcharge Finish no longer made)
- Straight Rosewood neck, character striping, 24 3/4 Scale, Mother of Pearl (MOP) Trapezoid Inlays
- Solid Honduran Mahogany body
- 2 Seymour Duncan Seth Lovers Nickel (Unpottted)
- Single ply cream binding body front and neck Unbound headstock.
- *note 4 screw holes in headstock from string lock
- Comfortable 60's Med/slim D neck profile .840 1St to .920
- Grover tuners Nickel
- Upgraded Nickel Tunamatic Bridge and Tailpiece
- TKL Hardshell case
- Weight is actual 10 lbs 0.4 Oz
- Neck profile measurement to come
- Upgraded wiring includes CTS 500K pots and Orange drop caps long with foil tape shielding
- Fully setup and ready to rock!
This guitar originally came with all Shaller pickups, bridge and tailpiece... All the upgrades including the Seth Lovers pickups, CTS Pots, Orange drop Caps, Tunamatic Bridge, Stopbar tailpiece are considered top caliber updates/modifications.
Condition is performance/players guitar, The guitar is lightly used with finish impressions consistent with a working guitar. There is finish checking which is extremely common with this finish and I believe I have accurately photographed this. Frets are perfect, no cracks or breaks and this guitar is 100% functional.
The pictures show me the top hat knobs appear slight off cosmetically... I will change them to black speed knobs at any byers request, otherwise what you see is exactly what you will receive.
I have tried to be fully complete in my description, please look over these High quality photos and let me know if you have any questions. I am a lightning fast shipper, using FEDEX. If you have any questions call me direct 702 480-2828 before purchasing.