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Heritage Guitars

theHoss

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Howdy,

Has anyone received or played a Heritage since the reorg? Just curious if the guitars they are producing now are the same quality they used to produce.

Thanks!
 

Trebor Renkluaf

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All reports I've heard suggest that the quality has actually improved a tad. They are really paying attention the smaller finish details I'm told.
 

hank

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The examples they brought to NAMM last week were really well done, as you would expect. If they and Hamer would somehow change those headstocks, I might warm up to them. :BEER
 
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I spoke with the leading individual responsible for their sales in the U.S. about the very brief re-organization.He tells me things have improved.They still have the ugly headstock.
 

derekd

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Yes, I walked into a local store last month looking for pedals, and they had a brand new 575 (175 clone, solid wood) on the wall. Wow! What a wonderful guitar. It was all I could do to keep from walking out with it. Just tops all the way around.
 

rooster

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It's so weird. My first 2 guitars were Gibson SG's, and nowadays I look at Gibson's and think how funny their headstock looks. Once you get used to the Heritage, the Gibson loses some of its appeal. Personally, I like the "ugly" headstock, for many reasons, not the least of which is functionality.

rooster.
 

Guitartim

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IMHO Heritage has improved over the years. The reorg has helped that effort. They are a much less expensive alternative to Gibson's Custom Shop, and with more options.

I suggest playing one of the newer gits to form your own opinion, however.
 

LocustXReign

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Yes, I walked into a local store last month looking for pedals, and they had a brand new 575 (175 clone, solid wood) on the wall. Wow! What a wonderful guitar. It was all I could do to keep from walking out with it. Just tops all the way around.
It's actually a slightly thinner body then a 175. I have a goldtop one, and it's one of my three go to guitars.

-Dave B
 

lostcause

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Ive yet to find a bad Heritage. I havnt played everyone though.
I dont mind the headstock at all. I own a Hamer as well. Similar headstock.
 

Trebor Renkluaf

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Ive yet to find a bad Heritage. I havnt played everyone though.
I dont mind the headstock at all. I own a Hamer as well. Similar headstock.
Yes. I find it funny people don't like the Heritage headstock and then the play a Hammer. I'll take the Heritage headstock over the Hammer headstock any day of the week.
 

toneman335

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Played one that was a special order from Wolfe. The wood pickguard was shaped like a Gibson type and the tuning keys looked like Klusons, as used by Gibson, but were another make. The stop tail and bridge were like what Gibson uses as well. The best part was the fit, finish, playability and tone. It had alot of a woody tone when playe acoustically and sounded great when amplified. One hell of a guitar!
 

Dave Orban

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I've never had a problem with either the Heritage or Hamer headstocks. I just wish that their logo treatments were a bit more sophisticated...
 

Jacobpaul81

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I really like them. The frets have always felt unfinished. I hope they've improved this. I really wish they'd do something with that headstock. Something vintage looking, like borrow ideas from someone like Hagstom. That'd look slick!
 




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