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DetroitBlues

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  1. I asked Ken about it and he says its a 535. My guess is he like the throwback to 60's ES-335 that were trapeze tailpieces?
  2. Some of you may know, but one of my other favorite guitar companies is Reverend Guitars. Their CEO (Ken Haas) is a Heritage fan and has been linked several times this year purchasing Heritages to support another company he runs, Railhammer pickups. Many Reverend models have different variants of Railhammer pickups, but their booth at NAMM features a pair of beautiful Heritages. Trans-black 535 Custom and a 157 LE. check it out!
  3. Its too bad they got rid of the prototype rack. There was so much history on that rack alone that was worth looking into.
  4. As much as I'd love to entertain that idea, they couldn't afford me.
  5. You're right. Its not the same. Average quality and build methods have improved. Opinions may have changed of the factory and owners, but I suspect not because they cleaned up the shop. I think it has more to do with the once inspiring mass hiring that later turned into the subsequent mass layoff heartbreak. I believe fewer of us buying new Heritages because of company policy changes rather than a clean and healthy work environment. (Anyone in manufacturing can tell you, nearly all the changes were absolutely necessary for the safety and well-being of the employees). Myself, I'd love to buy a new Heritage, but with a H150 and H535 in my stable, there really isn't a model they make now I just gotta have. I really like the Harmony's they make now, but I'll just wait a few years for used ones to hit the market as I really don't need anymore guitars right now (No, I'm not sick. I just have too many other obligations my money is being redirected to from the guitar slush-fund).
  6. A bit of a museum, bit of a time-capsule, and a whole lot of messy tinderbox. More like an Egyptian tomb buried in sand. You'll have to dig out decades of dust and debris to find historical pieces in the factory.
  7. They are thinner, I’m just saying there isn’t a special 140 called a thinline. They are all thin instead of weight relieved.
  8. In case no has seen an all Mahogany H140... this came through my feed on Reverb. 1986 H140 (Don’t know where they got the term “thinline”, there is no such thing. https://reverb.com/item/31336494-1986-heritage-h-140-thin-line-electric-guitar-cherry-burst
  9. If you were the Curator, what pieces of Heritage History would put in the museum? I would think to start, would be examples of what Marv, Jim, and Bill produced when Gibson was there. Then move onto their very first models, such as a H140 all mahogany. There are so many crazy models from the 80's through the 90's that just don't exist any more. STAT, Parson Street, Terminator, Exterminator, etc. Some pieces though, such as my old 1985 H140 and Fred's Centurion would be pieces that should be showcased. It would be fun to see the old acoustic instruments.... Flattops, banjo's, mandolins. Plus some of the amps. I couldn't imagine where we'd find all these models, but there is so much history that is sadly being forgotten. If you had a Heritage or Kalamazoo made guitar in your collection that should be in the museum, post a picture of it. Or comment on what you'd like to see.
  10. Well, not sure about any white 1st Gen 140's, but here is a B Serial Number (1985) H140....
  11. Guess the cold, snowy winters in Chicago weren't so bad after all?
  12. I don't remember 3 versions of a 137. I assumed any with a humbucker were special order. Especially do not remember any stock models having fat necks. Marv and crew seemed to love the thin, flat d-shaped pencil-neck guitars for the longest time unless someone asked for something beefier.
  13. Most likely you have a Nashville TonePros Tuneomatic installed.
  14. Nice job Brent! Way to bring it back to life!
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