heritage les paul for 1500 ? good deal or no

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  1. treedroppings

    treedroppings Member

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    Heritage H 150 Custom Les Paul as new - $1500 (healdsburg / windsor)

    Date: 2009-12-15, 1:36PM PST
    Reply to: sale-zf3az-1511702691@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]



    This is a stunning 2006 model Heritage H 150 Custom -Gibson Les Paul style guitar. Rich amber sunburst. Flawless. Single cutaway, Mahogany body and neck, rosewood fret board, mother of pearl inlay. Seymour/Duncan pickups. Those familiar with Heritage are aware that these are incredibly well-crafted instruments made by the old original Gibson employees in Kalamazoo, MI USA. Please visit their website for more thorough specs if you wish. I purchased this guitar in 2007 but have realized now that I seldom have a time or place to play electric. As beautiful as this guitar is, I would like to see it go to someone that will really enjoy it - perhaps it's on someone's Christmas wishlist. Includes original hard case.


    $1,500.
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/msg/1511702691.html
     
  2. Jazzydave

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    I would say yes if I knew it was a killer player and if it had the HRW pups in it. Nothing can compare to a guitar that just talks to you that first time you play it, BUT...

    There are other Heritage H150s out there for less. Their values are going up but I see them from time to time more around $1300, even with killer tops. If it were a H157, I could see it being more.

    So, is it a "good" deal? I don't think so. Is it worth $1500 if its the right guitar for you? Definitely.
     
  3. televox

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    You can get the real thing for around $1500, couldn't you?
     
  4. Presc

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    I mean, in a certain sense, it's probably a good guitar for $1500. But you can probably pay less or find a similar H150 for less. I wouldn't be surprised if you could talk him down $100-$200. It's a bit tough though, because there's not tons of them floating around used - only a couple used ones on eBay at a given time or example.

    But for example I just looked at completed listings. A sunburst with HRW pickups, a bit more wear, but a bound maple maple headstock sold for $1000 even. A Goldtop with Duncans went for $1225. Another one at $999. So I think you should be looking at $1200-$1300 for a nice example. That's what I paid for my H535 which was mint.
     
  5. shark_bite

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    Heritage IS the real thing.
     
  6. gkoelling

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    Why are the pics on CL always crap?
     
  7. jackbart1960

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    Dig that and I realy like my Lester too, but there are a couple I want.
     
  8. gtrdaddy

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    Anyone who doesn't think Heritage is the REAL THING, needs to stop talking and start reading guitar history 101.
     
  9. Jazzydave

    Jazzydave Seeker Silver Supporting Member

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    I restrained myself for the sake of being a broken record around here! Thanks for stepping in and doing it for me this time around.

    :aok
     
  10. phoenix 7

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    Looks beautiful. I'd jump on it.
     
  11. Flyin' Brian

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    I can't see on the pics quite well enough.

    If the pickups have 2 screws on each side they're likely HRWs. It doesn't look like it. Also Heritage usually puts a plastic cover with a black dot on the tip on the PU selector switch when the guitar has HRWs.

    You can find out from them though.
     
  12. rockinlespaul

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    Looks really nice. Go check it out. Keep 1300 in your pocket. If it speaks to you, show him the money...
     
  13. whomad1215

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    theres a slightly beat heritage H-140cm at my closest guitar center for $700.
    great guitar, if you like it and are searching for a les paul, id take that over almost any gibson
     
  14. treedroppings

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    theres a slightly beat heritage H-140cm at my closest guitar center for $700.
    great guitar, if you like it and are searching for a les paul, id take that over almost any gibson /endquote


    where is your closest guitar center, whomad?? I don't need cosmetics! but I might want the 150 over the 140 depending on the specs/qualitat..

    also I saw a 75 SG with black-plated mini-humbuckers for 1400 at GC San Jose ! Sounded really good to me.
    Paying 3000 for a local non-reverse firebird just for the p90s would be debatable but sweet...
    bonus points $for a quick comparison to fralin/lollar p90s

    I think it depends on the individual piece of wood/mojo at this level.
     
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  15. Full Monty

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    True, although over here they don't hold their value the way a Gibson does.:(
     
  16. tnvol

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    There is a killer one for sale on this site for way less that that. The one I played a while back was incredible. I would have snapped it right up if I'd have had the money at the time.
     
  17. Guitarzandstuff

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    Um... no!

    :nuts
     
  18. Full Monty

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    Well, admittedly they don't have 'Gibson' on the headstock ....... :BluesBros
     
  19. 5E3

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    :agree Listen to Dave ... he knows :aok
     
  20. GASattack

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    I dont know what GC was local to the post replier on the first page, but here is what I found under
    heritage guitars in GC's used listings (solid bodies only)

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    And I agree ..... real thing .... all the way ....

    kevin
     

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