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Heritage did not make their own tailpiece/trapeze, etc. or any hardware.  They had a variety of suppliers over the years.

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The finger tailpiece has always been used on the Heritage Johnny Smith model (now discontinued) because that's what Johnny wanted.

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Looking back through some old postings about the Heritage tailpiece, it appears that it was a Schaller manufactured item, which Heritage then enhanced with the ebony accent.  Check out post 11 on this page.  

https://www.jazzguitar.be/forum/builders-bench/37964-finger-style-tailpiece-questions.html

Schaller dropped quite a few parts over the years, including the pickups and stoptail that Heritage used for years.  

 

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13 hours ago, znerken said:

I am also considering getting a used one to have while I wait for the new one. Been looking at this one: http://guitarsnjazz.com/product/heritage-1996-golden-eagle-archtop-guitar/

Check here. A little less money.

 

https://reverb.com/item/8418247-1996-heritage-golden-eagle-blonde

https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=Heritage golden eagle

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Think I’m giving up. Heritage hasn’t answered in over a week. Suddenly stopped answering.

Just the fact that they have no option list, and just the finger tail piece had me being skeptical from the start. Ordered several custom guitars in my life, but never experienced something like this. I guess they don’t want my money.....


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On 3/9/2019 at 2:07 PM, Gitfiddler said:

Not sure what a "STOOL" is in reference to a guitar part.

This thread has really gotten me thinking . . . next time I order a guitar I want to see if I can get it with no stool on it.

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8 hours ago, znerken said:

Think I’m giving up. Heritage hasn’t answered in over a week. Suddenly stopped answering.

Just the fact that they have no option list, and just the finger tail piece had me being skeptical from the start. Ordered several custom guitars in my life, but never experienced something like this. I guess they don’t want my money.....


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Maybe they're on spring break??

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4 hours ago, deytookerjaabs said:

 

Maybe they're on spring break??

Hey bro even college aged "master builders" need a to blow off some stream every once in awhile.

I've heard the old guard was so lazy that wouldn't even show up on Fridays. To work or to collect a check.

 

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On 3/14/2019 at 1:33 PM, znerken said:

Think I’m giving up. Heritage hasn’t answered in over a week. Suddenly stopped answering.

Just the fact that they have no option list, and just the finger tail piece had me being skeptical from the start. Ordered several custom guitars in my life, but never experienced something like this. I guess they don’t want my money.....


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So did they ever get back in touch with you?  They haven't made a social media post in over 2 weeks so maybe the whole spring break thing wasn't a joke after all.

 

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So did they ever get back in touch with you?  They haven't made a social media post in over 2 weeks so maybe the whole spring break thing wasn't a joke after all.
 

Yes after I sent them a pretty upset email telling them I would write about this on different forums, they responded immediately.

The whole experience has been a PITA. Just the fact that they refuse to sell custom orders through dealers is very frustrating for me. I have a nearby dealer, would’ve been so much simpler than to shop something from the other side of the world.


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