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In my opinion the 535 was their flagship.  I bought and sold two to get the one I loved the best.  They were all great guitars but why should I have 3 when I can only play one? 

With all the H-140 talk here is my H-140. 1995  

According to Mr.Paige, these came out in '88  

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Skydog, where did the Stat, H-162, H-160, etc and those kinds fit in here?

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Marv once told me they where trying a lot of different designs to see if they would take off. I can’t find timelines on those. Still looking. Here is a thread. With some pics. I know some members have some of these models and maybe they can share dates off serial numbers to get an idea.

 

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I picked up a Stat Deluxe a few years gone by...

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I wonder what the actual sales numbers of the hollow body guitars vs solid and semihollow guitars were 4 years ago.  I've always felt that the old guard LIKED making the big archtops.   For a craftsman,  the relatively complex construction of a big jazz box is probably a more satisfying  build compared to the relatively simple construction of a solid body like the 137, Stat or even an H150.

I don't begrudge Heritage for simplifying the lineup.    General Motors shut down Oldsmobile,  Pontiac,  Saturn,  Hummer.   You have to make what's profitable.  

At the same time,  the Millennium is a really good guitar, and I think it would sell if properly marketed.   Some people don't want the bigger semis, but like that sound.   The Mille is nicely placed between the 150 and 535.   It's unique to Heritage.   Hopefully they'll resurrect that one as they get on more solid ground.  

 

 

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I was told the H-535 was their biggest seller under the original owners. 

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1 hour ago, skydog52 said:

I was told the H-535 was their biggest seller under the original owners. 

In my opinion the 535 was their flagship.  I bought and sold two to get the one I loved the best.  They were all great guitars but why should I have 3 when I can only play one? 

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8 hours ago, skydog52 said:

Wow! Nice snatch as some say. 

Spank you, I depreciate that  :)

I don't generally win often.  When I do, I go big!

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13 hours ago, Steiner said:

I picked up a Stat Deluxe a few years gone by...

 

I could actually hear "Rock the Nation" coming out of those pictures as I scrolled through. 

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pegleg32 started this list awhile ago  

 

 

by no means complete, nor without error as I hadn't finished, but this is an outline that I started a year or so ago when some of us where going to take on this project:

 

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I forgot the indents:

 

Acoustic

H-445

H-450 

H-475

H-480

H-485

 

Hollow Body Electric

 

Single Cut Away, Rounded Horn

Eagle

Eagle TDC

American Eagle

Eagle Classic

Golden Eagle

Johnny Smith

Groove Master

H-550

Super Eagle

 

Single Cut Away, Pointed Horn

Centurion

Concert Master

H-525

H-575

Custom

Henry Johnson

Super KB

Sweet 16

 

Double Cut Away

H-530

 

Semi-Hollow Body Electric

 

Single Cut Away, Rounded Horn

Academy Custom

H-537

H-574

H-576

Millennium Eagle 2000

Millennium H-155

Millenmium SAE

Millennium Standard Ultra

Roy Clark

 

Single Cut Away, Pointed Horn

SAE Cutaway

 

Double Cut Away

H-535

Classic

Custom

20th Anniversary

23rd Anniversary

H-555

Prospect Standard

 

Solid Body Electric

 

Single Cut Away, Pointed Horn

H-120

H-140

CM

CMV

2nd Edition

10th Anniversary

H-147

H-150

Alex Skolnik

CM

Classic

Deluxe

Gary Moore

LW

P

Ultra

20th Anniversary

H-157

H-158

H-204DD

 

Double Cut Away, Rounded Horns

H-127

Standard

Custom

H-137

H-357

Millennium DC

 

Double Cut Away, Pointed Horns

H-110

H-160V

H-162

H-170

H-207DD

Little One

Mark Slaughter Rock

Parsons Street

Parsons Street III

Parsons Street IV

Stat

VIP 1

VIP 2

 

Bass

Chuck Jacobs

HB-1

HB-2

HB-IV

HB-V

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Here are a few more signature models for your list:

Super Kenny Burrell Signature

Chris Bovard Kahuna

David Becker H-575

Jerry Gessie

Alvin Lee H-535

Leon Rhodes

David Paul H-550

Mimi Fox H-575

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12 hours ago, Gitfiddler said:

Here are a few more signature models for your list:

Super Kenny Burrell Signature

Chris Bovard Kahuna

David Becker H-575

Jerry Gessie

Alvin Lee H-535

Leon Rhodes

David Paul H-550

Mimi Fox H-575

H-157 W limited edition where some sweet guitars!

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H-157 Limited

 

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Skydog~ True, the H-157 Ltd. Ed. were sweet guitars.  Several owners said they were very heavy, however.  Otherwise I would have jumped on one. 

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32 minutes ago, Gitfiddler said:

Skydog~ True, the H-157 Ltd. Ed. were sweet guitars.  Several owners said they were very heavy, however.  Otherwise I would have jumped on one. 

Yes they where boat anchors! All HOG construction. I wish they would have picked out the lighter variety on those.

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