I love Johnny Smith and his official biography "Moonlight in Vermont".
This book has some article about Heritage guitars,so I write down them.
・He has big frustration that gibon could not make guitars correctly,
for example, each neck was different so he said he could have done better himself with a jack knife.
・Gibon had fallen some considerable way behind with royality payments.
・So he left Gibons and enter into an agreement with Heritage in 1989.
・Smith felt that the guitar that Heritage subsequently built in his name was excellent and consistently built instrument that he was proud enough to own himself.
・His signature designs are 25 inch scale length（for playability）,20 fret（for warmth of sound）,floating pickup,the micro adjusting tailpiece, blackfinish hardware.
・Each guitar's internal label was personally signed by Smith（I don't know all the guitar until 2001 signed by him or partial）.
・He also gave the model its"Rose"title.
・He also had reservations about the aesthetic of the headstock,but he could not persuade Heritage change it.
・Royalty check is 500 USD for the sale of first ten guitars.
Sorry for my english is poor.