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So...I've been working towards serious downsizing of my pile.  Not playing out anymore; likely won't.  Have found things to satisfy almost all of my urges.  So lucky to have had some great pieces.  Been making difficult decisions regarding unloading superb instruments I love.  And I'm good with all of that.  May have to throw this concept into reverse, now!

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I said it before, let Edwin Wilson get involved with some design at Heritage and some good things would come from it. When he lead the Gibbons shop I thought he really stepped up their game! So now the head-stock looks great, the pickups are alnico III, nice neck angle, bridge looks like it goes right into the wood instead of with inserts, so many nice little improvements! I wish I had the money to spend on a new Heritage as I would support this! Damn pandemic!

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This is why I lost the vibes with Gibbons . They have so many models and price points it’s like hey . I just want a quality guitar .  Introduction model, regular model , custom shop model and this one offers the good case with the new pickups . What brought me to heritage is that it was the old Gibbons factory was bought by the workers and they forged on making one at a time hand made guitars. But know seems like if you want a good heritage you gotta spend 3,8000$. Sorry but they don’t hold there value .kind of a bummer . 

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Cost is about $1300 above a base model.  But I think they were going for a 50’s LP Vibe.  Absolutely love it and really want to hear those Alnico 3 custom pickups.

They had me at Neck Profile: '50s C (.8910" – .9805")!

Oh that’s perfect!

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32 minutes ago, DetroitBlues said:

Cost is about $1300 above a base model.  But I think they were going for a 50’s LP Vibe.  Absolutely love it and really want to hear those Alnico 3 custom pickups.

They had me at Neck Profile: '50s C (.8910" – .9805")!

Oh that’s perfect!

Lot to like with the holly headstock with inlays and agree on the .89 - .9805.  interested in how they can keep that profile if the neck is still hand rolled. Only thing I don't see is H no longer using real mother of pearl inlays. I have one guitar with the MOT and it feels like plastic.

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2 hours ago, Spectrum13 said:

Lot to like with the holly headstock with inlays and agree on the .89 - .9805.  interested in how they can keep that profile if the neck is still hand rolled. 

CNC is the only way they will accomplish that. 

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Pete Farmer has been working on some Great Ones to come from Heritage.  Custom Shop has been busy.

 

Glam shots

Core TB 2.jpg

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well that is just too cool, for school!

I got to talk to Edwin for a bit at the last PSP, really nice guy and seems humble considering how knowledgeable he is

he put up with all my stupid questions; I'm sure he's sick of guitar geeks asking all kinds of inane crap ;)

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  I like the overall concept here. However, I can’t say that I like the headstock logo & inlay. It just seems to foreign to me. 

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2 hours ago, davesultra said:

  I like the overall concept here. However, I can’t say that I like the headstock logo & inlay. It just seems to foreign to me. 

I think that is part of the charm.  It really shows the difference from the standard line.  Just like the short lived Circle H logo.  (Is that still an option?)

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I don't think they should have dropped the "The" from "The Heritage." But that's probably just me. "Heritage" by itself brings to (my) mind those knockoff Prestige Heritage tools on feeBay. 

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I didn't even notice that! good point

"The Heritage" I think is a nicer script, especially as it harkens back to the original name by Orville in Kalamazoo

also I agree with holyroller on Gibbon & Fender brand dilution by too many tiers: one reason I like Heritage is *every* guitar is as good as it gets

I understand marketing depts get a hard on by inventing all kinds of upmarket schtick, but I gave up on Fender and Gibbons for this very reason

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2 hours ago, Dick Seacup said:

I don't think they should have dropped the "The" from "The Heritage." But that's probably just me. "Heritage" by itself brings to (my) mind those knockoff Prestige Heritage tools on feeBay. 

I concur! At first I didn’t even notice that the “The” was dropped. That very well may be the reason it seemed odd looking to me.

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It looks like a misfit. The head looks like it is morphing into a Gibbons. No longer elegant, no longer The Heritage. 

Not my cup of tea.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, y2kc said:

It looks like a misfit. The head looks like it is morphing into a Gibbons. No longer elegant, no longer The Heritage. 

Not my cup of tea.

 

 

Yup, I’m not a fan either.

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