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1 hour ago, Genericmusic said:

It's a custom made Eagle from 1990 with some really neat appointments. It's kind of like a mahogany Johnny Smith.The rumor is that it was originally made for producer/engineer/musician  Bryce Roberts. He had a studio not far from  225 Parson St for many years and also worked for Chess and Motown. I can't confirm his ownership but dot markers and unbound "f" hole looks/sounds like his style. I first met him around 1970  and knew of him up until the early-mid 90's when he skipped town (Kalamazoo) with another mans wife. He was quite a character and one of the best damn jazz guitar players I've had the pleasure of meeting. He's been dead for quite some time now. I mentioned his name to Ren once, Ren gave me a long hard look with a wry smile while nodding his head and said nothing. The guitar has a lot of mojo and when I first touched  it I knew it was meant for me. It's a grave guitar. My son the jazz guitar player will inherit it. 

Is it spruce or mahogany top?

A good looking beauty!

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7 minutes ago, Steiner said:

Is it spruce or mahogany top?

A good looking beauty!

Solid mahogany. Aron Cowles told me he remembered tap tuning it when he worked at Heritage and Pete Farmer remembered doing the headstock inlay. 

 

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29 minutes ago, Genericmusic said:

Solid mahogany. Aron Cowles told me he remembered tap tuning it when he worked at Heritage and Pete Farmer remembered doing the headstock inlay.

Truly a one of a kind! 

Are you aware of any other mahogany top Eagles?

Have you run this hot rod through a 100W full stack?

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6 minutes ago, Steiner said:

 

Truly a one of a kind! 

Are you aware of any other mahogany top Eagles?

Have you run this hot rod through a 100W full stack?

It is a one off. I have seen several all mahogany Eagles but none with the same appointments as mine. I haven't run it through a 100W full stack but have run it through a '68 100W RMS Fender Super Bassman and a '68 Super Reverb.  It's a tough beast to control feedback wise with that much power. I usually pair it with my Kenny Burrell or a Roland Cube 80XL. 

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29 minutes ago, Genericmusic said:

It is a one off. I have seen several all mahogany Eagles but none with the same appointments as mine. I haven't run it through a 100W full stack but have run it through a '68 100W RMS Fender Super Bassman and a '68 Super Reverb.  It's a tough beast to control feedback wise with that much power. I usually pair it with my Kenny Burrell or a Roland Cube 80XL. 

I've never heard of ANY Mahogany top being tap tuned!  That Eagle Custom is truly a one-off archtop hot rod Heritage. 

Also, that is an amazing back story about the possible previous owner, true or not.

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Beautiful!

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My ‘95’ H-150 Deluxe Limited Edition 

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Spruce top H575.  I don't know if it's a "hot rod" or not but it's fast enough for my purposes.  Inlaid headstock logo, but other than that no frilly bits, just business.  I can see a little "relic" effect on the pickup cover, and where my arm rests, and the guard is taking a little bit of a beating  And there might even be a drip of coffee lurking somewhere that I failed to get cleaned off entirely.  I play this guitar pretty much every day.

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Each of the pictured Heritage (solid, semi and full hollow) guitars are indeed Heritage Hot Rods!!    They are beautiful and get lots of 'seat-time' so to speak. 

If you play em and love em, that's all that matters.

If you got em...lets see em!  :sunny: 

 

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So this is a Hot Rod Super 400 or Super Eagle..  Crafted by Heritage to be the last instrument out of Parsons Street in the 20th century.

Some phone pics reduced to low res..

 

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That's a STUNNING Hot Rod!!!

BIG +1

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The KING of Heritage Hot Rods has a Crown................

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If anything, it's certainly the largest of Heritage Hot Rods... ha.. 

But , of course, it's my 150s/157 that really get played the most. 

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(just watched the pictures)

this is one of those "You can't keep them all" kind of threads....that make want to buy some piece 🙂

fantastic Heritage guitars, enjoy them and thanks for sharing the beauty

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On 7/25/2019 at 4:56 PM, big bob said:

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My vote for drag strip winner.

Every one of these run in the "sweet to spectacular" range. Or am I biased?

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On 7/10/2019 at 9:53 PM, Millennium Maestro said:

From picking up the top at NAMM with Jim D. to Designing with Pete F.    My #1 - My money pit.... LOL
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DEAR... LORD! That top!

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My 575. Loved the contrast and figuring. I got this back in 2010 (I think).

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OK,  here's my first three Heritage guitars.   Still got 'em all, and bringing the Millie this weekend.

My Heritage together

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