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Anyone know about the H540? How is it different from the 535 model? Looks pretty similar. Thanks.

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There's one on the bay.

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Edited by RJLII

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I'm pretty sure that one is just about 5 more better than your standard H535. Or a Prospect.

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38 minutes ago, tulk1 said:

I'm pretty sure that one is just about 5 more better than your standard H535. Or a Prospect.

Ah, yes... the Spinal Tap approach...

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I can't say I remember an H-540 model , but did find, (in a search) an asian catalog that seemed to list it. ( blurry pic )  And an H-575 as a H-580.

One place listed both the H-535 and H-540 using the same pic for both. ...?  

My first guess was gonna be it might have a different fretboard scale...  but I have no idea really,  didn't find any clear info on it. 

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Maybe they were named differently for export? Or perhaps it's a hollow 535.

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Fred, I found a clearer version of your brochure. Can’t see any difference in the specs, so suspect the idea that the name is simply an export model identifier is the probably best explanation. 

 

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22 minutes ago, bsck1 said:

Fred, I found a clearer version of your brochure. Can’t see any difference in the specs, so suspect the idea that the name is simply an export model identifier is the probably best explanation. 

 

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Yes... the idea of an export identifier makes sense.    And Yes.. your copy is MUCH clearer, ha. 

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Bound headstock with eagle inlay and tulip tuner buttons.  Makes sense to me that an importer knowing the Asian market might specify these model specs just as a Las Vegas retailer sold the blues deluxe line.  

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When I asked for an Eagle inlay, without the branch, for the Spruce Prospect Marv told me he thought he had a few left over from a run of guitars made for Japan. This catalogue confirms it.

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Very interesting!

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34 minutes ago, StephenK said:

Very interesting!

Ok Arte Johnson

 

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11 hours ago, pressure said:

When I asked for an Eagle inlay, without the branch, for the Spruce Prospect Marv told me he thought he had a few left over from a run of guitars made for Japan. This catalogue confirms it.

There you go.

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22 hours ago, tulk1 said:

Maybe they were named differently for export? Or perhaps it's a hollow 535.

My thought was it's a hollow body. 530 with Humbuckers instead of P-90s, maybe?

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22 hours ago, pressure said:

When I asked for an Eagle inlay, without the branch, for the Spruce Prospect Marv told me he thought he had a few left over from a run of guitars made for Japan. This catalogue confirms it.

Oddly, this 540 is a plain regular headstock 

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On 10/13/2017 at 2:40 PM, FredZepp said:

I can't say I remember an H-540 model , but did find, (in a search) an asian catalog that seemed to list it. ( blurry pic )  And an H-575 as a H-580.

One place listed both the H-535 and H-540 using the same pic for both. ...?  

My first guess was gonna be it might have a different fretboard scale...  but I have no idea really,  didn't find any clear info on it. 

59e1086c5c2b8_Heritageimportedit.thumb.jpg.ce9099d96d8e986d3905f2f9c3c7b614.jpg

So perhaps this one is manufactured at Heritage's Asian plant?

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On 10/15/2017 at 8:35 PM, ElNumero said:

So perhaps this one is manufactured at Heritage's Asian plant?

Um, no.

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