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Heritage H555 Thinline Maple Antique, 1989

Heritage H555 Thinline Maple Antique, 1989

Built from 1989 to about 2017 at the historic Parsons Street plant in Kalamazoo Michigan, the Heritage H555 evokes the higher end, groundbreaking thinline archtop electrics of the late 1950s. The Heritage Guitar Company was founded in 1985 by a number of former Gibson employees who chose not to relocate when Norlin, then Gibson’s parent company, moved operations to Nashville in 1984. They stayed behind, purchased the plant and began producing professional and higher grade instruments clearly influenced by their experiences.

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Price: $4,750.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Heritage H575 Cutaway Archtop Electric Blonde, 1990

❌SOLD❌  Heritage H575 Cutaway Archtop Electric Blonde, 1990

The Heritage H575 is a take on the classic single-cutaway Maple laminate archtop electric, and clearly draws from the Gibson ES-175 that originated in the building Heritage now occupies. Heritage was formed by former Gibson employees who did not want to leave Kalamazoo when Gibson completed its move to Nashville. This Heritage H575 dates to 1990 and was built at the Parsons Street plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Like every other Heritage we’ve seen, it is very well built and finished.

Used
Price: $2,850.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Moderne Heritage Limited Edition, 1982

❌SOLD❌  Gibson Moderne Heritage Limited Edition, 1982

Here’s one of the rarest of all Gibson guitars – the Gibson Moderne, designed and registered in 1958 but not put into production until 1982! The Gibson Moderne, however, existed only in design or a vanishingly small number of prototypes – which did in fact vanish. The Moderne was a thing of legend until 1982, with the introduction of the ‘Heritage’ series and the Gibson Moderne Heritage, built as the originals were, of Korina or African Limba (technically named Terminalia Superba).

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Price: $7,250.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Heritage H 525 PTD VSB Thinline Electric, 2007

❌SOLD❌ Heritage H 525 PTD VSB Thinline Electric, 2007

This Heritage H 525 is a PTD VSB model, built during 2007 at the Heritage plant, 525 Parsons Street Kalamazoo Michigan – the old Gibson facility. The H 525 does not presently appear in Heritage listings on on its website.  P T D stands for P90s, Thinline, Dual Pickup, while VSB means ‘Vintage Sun Burst’ (thanks to a customer for clarifying ‘PTD’).

Used
Price: $2,100.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Heritage Golden Eagle Archtop Electric, 2004

❌SOLD❌ Heritage Golden Eagle Archtop Electric, 2004

Based on the larger classic archtop guitars, the Heritage Golden Eagle features a 17 inch wide body with carved Spruce top and carved Flame Maple back. The sides and neck are also Flame Maple, and the Ebony fingerboard is bound and has ‘cloud’ pattern mother of pearl position markers. The headstock carries a Mother of Pearl Eagle inlay, and the truss rod cover is the same material.

Used
Price: $3,600.00 CAD

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