Jump to content
Heritage Owners Club

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 09/24/2020 in all areas

  1. I would like to give my thanks and appreciation to you all for the warm welcome back. It has definitely been bittersweet. My heart never left Heritage, but I never thought I would return either. I was presented with an amazing job opportunity through another company....and I took it. I had a great six years there before the pandemic issues closed us down. Unfortunately the division I managed was most heavily effected. I was offered to transfer and politely chose not too accept. I feel very positive about starting over at Heritage once again. It is VERY different from
    11 points
  2. If you ever get down that way look her up at the factory. People talk about southern hospitality but I can tell you hospitality is just as strong in Michigan. Here is one of my photos from 2008.
    5 points
  3. Ditched the EMGs....got into the parts drawer for a facelift
    4 points
  4. Picked this up from fellow HOC member. Just arrived. Couldn't be happier. Photos don't do it justice.
    4 points
  5. I've never talked about a car my friend actually gave me, but I guess now is about as good of a time as ever. Years ago I wrote a song called Cadillac Car and my good friend Scott loved the lyrics of the song so much he vowed, that one day, he would find a car for me and fix it up, so I could live out my dream. Well he did it. Here's the song... https://www.soundclick.com/music/songInfo.cfm?songID=6629217
    4 points
  6. The story on this SKB is that RhoadsScholar, who lived in the Detroit area, called me to say that there is this fabulous like new SKB at the local Guitar Center. He played it and thoroughly checked it out. Rhoads called me after he left the store and told me this is one I can't miss. I contacted the manager immediately and put money down to hold it. The next day I drove two hours each way to check it out. There were no disappointments. The guitar had been purchased long ago but was stored as a collectible. I used my superior negotiation skills that led to me paying full pric
    4 points
  7. Hello everyone! It had been quite a few years since I have had a Heritage NGD to celebrate. I was at a local shop and stumbled across this. After playing it for just a minute or two, I knew I had to have it. It is a 2016 Heritage H-150 in almond sunburst. Its a lot more cherry red around the edges than the pictures came out. The pictures give it more of an orange-y vibe than it really has in person. It has quite a few mods as well. I know some might not like the mods, as it makes it appear more "G"--style, but it feels and sounds perfect so I am not messing with anything. Once I get pl
    4 points
  8. I harken back to the spirit of the origin of Heritage guitars. Four guys broke off from the Gibbons corporate establishment and decided to use what Gibbons left behind to make old school, hand built guitars. That was a decision to swim against the current. They had financial problems and difficulties with the administrative parts of the business, yet they survived for decades. A large part of what they did was "custom work", meaning it was normal to configure a neck, finished, and adornments to what the customer or dealer wanted. The guitars were built one at a time with tags on them as t
    3 points
  9. They closed all of the vibrato bars in my area due to COVID.
    3 points
  10. I totally concur with Green Oak guitars. The proprietor is EXTREMELY knowledgeable about Heritage and is great to buy from. Don't forget about Private Stock Guitars; the dealer where I purchased my most recent new Heritage; yet, another stellar dealer.
    3 points
  11. I know you have a long history of taking a good Heritage, making some mods, and pushing some fine sounds out of it. A great feature of the electric guitar is the ability to change it up. It is a versatile tool and a work of art, just like my car (I wish!).
    3 points
  12. The HOC is a much better place with the official and sanctioned return of our good friend, Marty Grass!
    3 points
  13. Yep. That was at the first PSP. I walked in there not knowing what to expect and came home with some very good friends. I got this photo shortly after entering the factory.
    3 points
  14. "Fairly" makes this statement a piece of quality ambiguity, Paul! Well done!
    3 points
  15. Katie has a Great Personality! I had a booth at the Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival one year and she helped me out. She should be in Sales. Some pics from PSP
    3 points
  16. https://www.mlive.com/galleries/AZF2MFJS2RDRDPOOQJVK2RB7I4/ Katie Flamm rest the neck of a H535 Heritage guitar on her head as she applies wood filler before sanding on Oct. 29, 2007. Flamm has worked for Heritage Guitar for three years and follows a family tradition. Her father Claude Dean finished guitars for Gibbons and Heritage at 225 Parsons Street in Kalamazoo. At home in the evening, Flamm has also been teaching her 15-year-old daughter Kaleigh to sand wooden peg head veneers and pick guards. (Kalamazoo Gazette archive photo)
    3 points
  17. The castings are, and they cast for Gretsch and Fender too.
    2 points
  18. A wheelbarrow of whammy for you!
    2 points
  19. 2 points
  20. I bought this a little while back in close to unplayed condition. It has a belly cut, one piece back, abalone inlays, and Ren's VIP circuit. The hardware was chrome. The original pickups were SD 59s, and there were old from the times the winder put his/her initials on the back of the pups. The neck is a medium D carve IMO. This guitar was fine the way it was, but I don't like the way 59s split and the phase reversal of the VIP circuit wasn't of use to me. I bought it with some ideas in mind. I took it to my local luthier extraordinaire He took the hardware off, put some clear c
    2 points
  21. So a H-155 is a Millennium, but a Millennium is not necessarily an H-155. Its a bit like a thumb is a finger but a finger is not necesarily a thumb!
    2 points
  22. I have a hazy recollection of inspecting the production facilities of The Boathouse and The Green Door, as well, with you three. Hazy...
    2 points
  23. I never want to see another thread about a fugly headstock! 🤐
    2 points
  24. Mein Bruder, it is THE Heritage. There is only one, true heritage. Coincidentally, there is also only one, true The Heritage and that is the elusive H-170 with ToneSucker(tm). No wait, there are two, true The Heritage(s)...the ToneSucker and that gaudy, overwrought Centurion that pops up here from time to time (I secretly--well, until now--wondered if it was like Beetlejuice...Say, "Centurion, Centurion, Centurion" three times and it appears!). Those two are the purest expression of The Heritage heritage ever to emerge from the heritage of The Heritage. Neither (none of which?), fortunately, h
    2 points
  25. From 1985 through the time ownership changed, wasn't The Heritage (haha, see what I did there @yoslate?) always something of a custom shop? Has that heritage been separated from The Heritage?
    2 points
  26. New to the Heritage family. Been interested in a while but hadn't seen any in real life. Dealer in town got a few in and thought they were nice. I opted for an Artisan Aged H-150. Wow. Very cool. Excellent build quality, sound and playability. I would prefer a hair fatter neck, but not a show stopper. Here is the latest addition to the family.
    2 points
  27. 2 points
  28. Very cool Caddy, Daniel! And what better way for a fan to express their appreciation for your talent? You are in good company with that ride. Here's another singer-guitarist posing with one of his many Caddys...also a 4-door.
    2 points
  29. Add binding and it will look better.
    2 points
  30. Great interview! Thanks for sharing. Ren is such a great guy. I always enjoy conversations with him. He’s a Rock Star in my book.
    2 points
  31. As Smokey Robinson said..."I second that emotion!!"
    2 points
  32. I would hope any bad feelings had waned by now. I never quite got why that all turned so bad, but I wasn't involved, so I can't really say. I've been in touch with him here and there. We started chatting again when I finally installed that Benedetto style ebony tailpiece he sold to me on my H550. Sent him a picture via jazz guitar.be. I know he and Bob (RhodesScholar) were very close - he lost a good friend. Our world is so full of animosity right now. We can change that, one friendship at a time, one buried hatchet at a time, one bit of empathy at a time. Time to put i
    2 points
  33. I just was looking at Facebook and a new post said: It is official. They gave me a badge. First day back was awesome.
    2 points
  34. I just remember the big smile she had on her face after getting that mandolin that I believe her father may have helped make back in the day. One of my favorite photos I've taken at any PSP event.
    2 points
  35. Congratulations, again, TSP. That is one fine archtop. Play it in good health.
    2 points
  36. I'm a little in shock that it is on its way here. ASB with HRWs. 60th birthday gift. I never thought I would own one, or really even get to play one unless I got lucky. An odd set of circumstances, a UPS mishap with a Heritage Super Eagle, my wife's tolerance, and and a friend's good will came together and made it happen. Those of you that know me know that Kenny is my guitar super-hero and that I once took a year long class from him at UCLA on the music of Duke Ellington, and spent a lot of time with him in his office just talking music, jazz history, etc. He is a wonderful guy.
    2 points
  37. I can't count the number of good decent people I first met inside these walls.
    2 points
  38. Live Music! Tonight! At the Vibrato Bar! Phil Latio & The Cunning Linguists with special guests The Tone Suckers! If I could remember who I sold The ToneSucker(tm) to, I'd try to get it back, even thought it has (had?) HRWs. The cat...not so much. Edit to add: A couple PSPs ago, @Jim W and @LeftyAlicia were kind enough to take me along on what I termed, "The Cavalcade of Southeast Michigan Manufacturing Tour." One of the places they stopped was the casting company, just a couple blocks from Heritage, that makes Bigsby trems. It reminded me greatly of Heritage in the Golde
    1 point
  39. Haaaa! I can't think of the last time I was in a bar. Covid brain. Now that you brought this up. Good names for a bar. Welcome to the Tone Sucker or Welcome to the Vibrato Bar. Where all Your Dreams come true!
    1 point
  40. 1 point
  41. The Jester suits me and my amp/speaker pretty much perfectly. Good eq and gain from zero added through to saturated but not what I would call modern. Playing through my stuff it doesnt feel like a pedal even at low volumes. With my amp I just get the pedal and amp volumes matched and it feels like its just the amp. Some of the other od's Ive had I had to have them set above unity with the amp to get them to sound like they were part of the amp instead of sounding like they were sitting on top of the amp sound. My amp doesnt really break up at any volume, I havnt tried the Jester t
    1 point
  42. Hey everyone! Here's a repost of my interview with the great Rendal Wall. For quite some time I have wanted to document Rendal's experiences and his amazing life, so it was a definite honor for me to sit down with him last year for this great interview. Thanks for all of your knowledge Rendal and everything you have done for the guitar. You truly are a living inspiration my friend. - Todd Beebe, Chicago, IL https://www.facebook.com/notes/todd-beebe-music-3rd-degree-todd-connies-acoustic-thing/rendal-wall-guitar-wizard/3138050006226433/
    1 point
  43. Welcome back Mark. That one is a top notch example of what Heritage can do. Old and New.
    1 point
  44. Pete's the Man. That was fun Looks like some rough neck shaping is done by CNC. Fine with me but blasphemy to some. Final stage is rolled.
    1 point
  45. Stay tuned. Fairly big announcements coming. Is that ambiguous enough?
    1 point
  46. 60th birthdays are great. On my 60th I got crepie skin! That guitar is a beauty!
    1 point


×
×
  • Create New...