Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Matlock, Feb 23, 2009.
Anyone have one?
How do you like them, and how do they compare to similar guitars you've played?
I had a 535 for a while. Every bit as good as my 335's. Sold it when I thought I was getting married once upon a time. Bad move.
My two Heritage Hollow bodies were among the finest guitars I've ever played.
I liked them better than Gibsons... a lot better, and I had two Gibsons, too.
My experience as well.
I have a 535 that plays and sounds great.
Love my 535.
I'm diggin' my Kenny Burrell Groove Master. Very well made, beautiful and toneful. I'd buy another Heritage sight unseen, which I can't say for many manufacturers (especially Gibson). I have a serious woody for this H525PTD from Wolfe Guitars
Oh that is very nice. Diggin the P90s.
There have been two occassions where I almost bought a new 575. Both were just amazing instruments, but I didn't have the $ at the time. I would never hesitate to buy Heritage.
I have a Prospect and a Sweet 16. I love both of them.
Wow, those are nice Flyin' Brian.
I've owned a few Heritage guitars over the years. MY first was a standard 575. Two pickups, maple top, rosewood board, dot inlays. I played it in jazz groups in college and enjoyed it. Pretty good feedback resistance and a comfortable guitar to play.
I ended up trading that guitar to try something new. Eventually, I found my way back to a 575. That one was customized with a spruce top, a single pickup, ebony fingerboard, etc. I played that one for about a year, but never really bonded with it. It suffered from pretty serious feedback problems, especially on the A string, even at home volumes.
I also had a 535 that was a great guitar. That one had Duncan '59 pickups and was a real treat to play. I sold it last year to finance a synth, but miss it quite a bit.
Of them all, I think the 535 was the best guitar and the best value.
I have a 535. It's a keeper. It's such a no-brainer it's not even funny.
I've got a lefty natural H-535. Great guitar ! Up against my lefty '71 Gibson ES335, I think the Heritage is just as sweet.
Gassing HARD for a 535 or a Prospect!
VERY happy 535 owner here!
They're stupid cheap used too. I've been gassing for a 525, there's a great clip of Gregor Hilden playing one on Youtube.
I Love my H550 with HRW pickups.
I play my "big red" 535 everywhere, around here everyone loves that guitar, and has heard its FAT tone pumping through my Victoria amps. Its been my #1 guitar for the last 3 years, its absolutely STELLAR!!!! I bought it from Jay Wolfe, I got the upgraded woods package, bone nut, 50's wiring, oil in foil caps, and Duncan Seth Lover pickups all for $1400, back in early 2004. That guitar has paid for itself MANY times over.
Yes!!!! Playing my red Prospect through my Victoria Regal II makes me smile a lot. I had it modified with Fralin P-92s, ebony board, master volume, Tone Pros hardware and Heritage's "chunky" neck carve (.89" at the 1st fret). PLEKKed, Buzz Feiten'd goodness. With all of the mods it was $1900 in 2006.
Seen here with her big sister, a 1997 Sweet 16.
I am usually a solidy body kinda guy, but i absolutely love my Heritage 525!!! The Lollars sound fantastic!!!