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    A test of PATIENCE! Rewiring the H535.

    I’ll never attempt to re wire a 535 again either. I did it once and it was pure hell. Good for you on getting it done Rich.
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    Tell me....

    I was kinda kidding...
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    Tell me....

    maybe
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    Tell me....

    i think they are getting ready to move Gibson back to 225
  5. That’s a spankin box!
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    NGD...FACTORY REJECT FINDS A NEW HOME

    Thanks fellas!!!
  7. Im so fortunate to have a friend like Pete Moreno in Kalamazoo! He's 76 years old and has been repairing/building guitars all his life! He goes down to Heritage every week to collect their scrap to burn in his shop's wood burner. One Thursday a couple months ago, before the big shakedown at the Heritage Factory, he arrives to find dozens of bodies and necks setting on the dock, next to his weekly load of fire wood. Pete asked one of the management, "what are all these parts doing out here?" Pete was told that the owners wanted to get these old parts out of here!!! Pete asked how much? He was told...GET IT OUT OF HERE!!!! FREE!!! Among the necks and bodies, there were a few 85-95% completed guitars....painted, buffed, drilled...ready for final setup, filing, etc. Pete showed me the stuff he brought back and i was dumbfounded! Rare bodies from the 80s and 90s....a virtual museum of heritage history. One of the almost completed guitars was a Heritage Millennium DC. It had a red tag on it from the factory that said "new lacquer test". There is a long nitro check that extends from the bass side F hole, various dents and scratches from being shuffled around the factory....but the guitar was 100% painted/buffed/drilled.....ready for final setup!!! I asked pete if it was for sale.....he said, "i don't know...i might keep it for myself" I came back to his shop a few weeks later....it was still there. I slapped some cash on the table and he accepted!!! I also paid him to do all the final setup, cut the nut, install electronics, etc. Theres no serial number...because it never made it to final setup. It turned out GREAT!!!!! I had him install a vintage set of Seymour Duncan 59s, along with CTS 500 k pots with Russian PIO .022 caps. I went with locking Grovers and Lightweight Gibson historic bridge and tailpiece. This guitar produces a very warm, fat tone! Think...LES PAUL meets 335!!! It has a nice full 50s style neck with an ebony fretboard...mother of pearl block inlays. Its a semi sold....kinda like a semi hollow. The Millennium series was designed by Jim Derlou. Its a mahogany core, routed and topped with a solid carved maple top and a flat maple back....(see pics) Heritage's most innovative model!!!! Its light, tonefull and just a killer guitar!!!!! IMG_6830 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr IMG_6831 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr IMG_6832 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr IMG_6833 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr IMG_6841 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr post-194-0-16792100-1493423636 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr
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    NGD...FACTORY REJECT FINDS A NEW HOME

    HOW DID YOU KNOW?????? LOL
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    NGD...FACTORY REJECT FINDS A NEW HOME

    Thanks for all the positive feedback guys n gals!! i had some joker on TGP accuse me of selling factory seconds as #1 Guitars, after posting this story. Lol. Cork sniffer central. Lol
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    NGD...FACTORY REJECT FINDS A NEW HOME

    This was an isolated incident. Before the new management took over. Not related to the whole firewood deal.
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    NGD...FACTORY REJECT FINDS A NEW HOME

    If you don’t mind waiting 3 years
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    NGD...FACTORY REJECT FINDS A NEW HOME

    I’m not a big fan of neck heel position strap buttons. I drilled it there because there were no strap button holes in the guitar yet. It does balance ok. It’s a little neck heavy because the body is so light and it’s a pretty beefy 50s neck.
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    1987 Heritage Guitar H207DD

    That’s not factory
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    NGD...FACTORY REJECT FINDS A NEW HOME

    You sure can. But. I don’t see this one going anywhere anytime soon
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    1987 Heritage Guitar H207DD

    I WOULD SAY......$1300 TOPS....IF MINT WITH ORIGINAL CASE DEFINATELY RARE....BUT NOT THE MOSE DESIREABLE HERITAGES OUT THERE.....COOL, NON THE LESS
  16. I just heard from a very reliable source that Heritage is going to be firing almost half of their staff. AND They cut up over 300 completed guitars that were originally going to be donated to local schools. The word is that the new management has been making some DRASTIC CHANGES throughout the entire company....along with the firing of their entire USA sales staff. Doesnt sound like good news, but it needs to be told. No sense in sugar coating it.
  17. I played the T-REX version of this pedal about a year ago at a buddys house. I was very impressed...and have been searching for one ever since! They are hard to find!!! I found this one on Reverb...its a V1...pre-T-rex. A very versatile pedal. I'm really digging it!!! [MEDIA=youtube]VyCLbE1actk[/MEDIA]
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    Stars, no, Gods!

    It’s nice that we have all these pics to remind us of the good old days.
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    Stars, no, Gods!

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    Stars, no, Gods!

    PLEASE EXCUSE THE PILE ON....
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    Change at Heritage Guitar

    Nobody wants to hear the truth
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    NGD, Please Help with Name (and Enjoy the PICS)

    good to see that staying in your family!!!
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