My New Heritage Les Paul

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  1. samwheat

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    Beautiful guitars. Are they both pleked? Curious to hear your opinions on the play quality.
     
  3. samwheat

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    both plek'd cant find a buzz anywhere
     
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    Love the look of the pearloid guard on the gold finish. Nice score! :)
     
  5. OldSchool

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    Beautiful Guitars! You don't need no stinking Gibsons! [​IMG]
     
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    Nice guitars.................Why didn't Gibson sue Heritage if they sued PRS?
     
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    Great question! Maybe since Heritage is so small, Gibson doesn't consider them competition. It has been suggested that PRS instigated the suit just for the publicity.
     
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    I had heard that they did sue, years ago, but Gibson didn't show up at court and Heritage was free to keep making them. I don't know whether this is myth or reality.
     
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    I think it's because Heritage is owned by former Gibson people who were kind of left in a lurch when Gibson closed down the factory and put them out of work. I don't see Heritage as a company criticizing Gibson in any way. Sorta like how Dimarzio doesn't go after Bill Lawrence for using double creme pickup bobbins; Dimarzio learned much from BL, and leaves him be.

    rooster.
     
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    What I heard: Was at one point Gibson did sue them, and Heritage made a few subtle changes (headstock, cutaway etc.) that were basically minor, but enough to get Gibson to leave them alone. Outstanding guitars IMHO.
     
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    Nice guitar, play it well! :RoCkIn
     
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    Andy's correct. Gibson did come after them but decided not to pursue it after they made a few changes.

    I also heard that Heritage does pay Gibson a very small royalty per guitar. That's not confirmed though.
     
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    Funny how Gibson didn't get a plek machine until Heritage got one. I wonder who's copying who? [​IMG]
     
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    An excellent point. :)
     
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    what Gibson doesn't copy: Heritage guitars are almost all hand-made ;) (congrats, samwh.)

    :cool:
     
  16. OldSchool

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    Not to mention they treat their dealers and customers like royality. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    I have been gassin for a Heritage 335 style...Very sweet guitars.
     
  18. axpro

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    I think the main reason that Gibson hasn't sued Heritage is that they are not a "threat"... Prs was taking a lot of the high end market away already, and the SC seemed to speed things up... Heritage guitars are really nice (i still have an eagle on order!) and sound great, with very good build quality.
    BUT

    With that, you also get lower resale values... Heritages (depsite being a better gibson than gibson) tend to resell pretty poorly. If you know it is "the one" then go for it, otherwise if it is a "for now" instrument, if you buy it new, you will have a harder time reselling... at least that is my experience.

    Personally, I ordered a spruce top Eagle jazz guitar with a floating pickup. If i ever sell it (after I get it!!!) i may lose a few bucks... but for the price they are streeting at, it is a pretty hard guitar to pass up, all solid wood archtop guitar built by experienced luthiers in the US... pretty friggin sweet. How much more would gibson charge?!?!?!?!
     
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    Wow....nice guitar.


    Have fun with it.

    Vinni
    (Proud Heritage owner)
     
  20. edwarddavis

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    anybody know the cost of getting a guitar pleked and where can it be done in CT
     

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