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Want a Heritage - is this the right one?

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I have lurked, but never posted here, because I haven't actually owned a Heritage, but am hoping to rectify that in the near future.  I wanted to throw something out - a local guitar shop has a 2016 H-530 available for $2.099, but I am somewhat ignorant regarding the value of these things.  It would fill a hole in my 'arsenal' - I currently do not have a hollow or semi-hollow body, although I do have a Gibbons LP "Junior Special" with P90s I would assume this would have a different range of tones I could call on.  Anyway, I'd be interested in hearing folks opinions regarding whether that price seems reasonable or if I should keep looking.

 

 

2016 Heritage Guitar H-530 Image 1

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530s’ are fantastic guitars. That’s a pretty good price on that one, especially if it’s in clean condition.

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Well hey there, Bob!

Glad you found us here. BSMAN and I know each other from Mark Wein's guitar forum. He's a good guy. I directed him here to learn more about the brand.

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Welcome to the HOC.

That's a good price for a 530, and Gryphon is a quality shop.  They might work with you on the price, but their after sales service is top notch.

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"Gibbons LP" - I'm not sure what's up with that!  I'll blame it on the bad air quality here...

 

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It's a correction that happens on this forum.

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Yep. Your Gibbons LP "Junior Special" with P90s has a totally different range of tones than the H-530. I have a Heritage H-137 with P-90s which is probably similar to your LP. I also have a vintage Epiphone Casino which is basically what the H-530 is. These are completely different guitars. The Casino, like the H-530 is hollow and will feed back in a beautifully controlled way where as the LP or H-137 will not. The P-90s on the Epi or H-130 give it a cool kind of "twang" without being a country sound. I have had to stop myself from buying a 530 since I have that tone covered. The H-530s are totally cool.

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Best advice is to place it.  See how it feels, how it reacts to you.

Play it like you want, don’t hold back.  See if it speaks to you.

Heritages are fine guitar, but not cheap.

Let us know what you decide.

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1 hour ago, DetroitBlues said:

Best advice is to place it.  See how it feels, how it reacts to you.

Play it like you want, don’t hold back.  See if it speaks to you.

Heritages are fine guitar, but not cheap.

Let us know what you decide.

Yeah - you're right.  I just have to get out to Gryphon and check it out...

Most of my guitars are fairly pedestrian - MIM Fenders, the aforementioned Gibbons, etc.  The only really interesting ones I have are this weird Breedlove "Series Z" prototype:

IMG_0952

 

And this Ron Kirn T-type:

 

 

 

Kirn 3.jpeg

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18 hours ago, PunkKitty said:

It's a correction that happens on this forum.

Its true! No BS, bsman

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13 hours ago, bsman said:

Yeah - you're right.  I just have to get out to Gryphon and check it out...

Most of my guitars are fairly pedestrian - MIM Fenders, the aforementioned Gibbons, etc.  The only really interesting ones I have are this weird Breedlove "Series Z" prototype:

IMG_0952

 

And this Ron Kirn T-type:

 

 

 

Kirn 3.jpeg

Ron Kirn does a killer job on his guitars.  As for the others, if you like them who cares if the are MIM or whatnot.  They are tools and make the noises you like the most.  

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