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  1. Hi all, ‘I just got my Heritage H150 Custom core aged (dirty lemon burst). Tried it in the shop and the guitar speaks to me 😛 Cheers!
    5 points
  2. Here is a Heritage you don’t see every day… 1989 Heritage H150 Deluxe LIMITED EDITION. #45 of ????? PRE LAWSUIT Gibson body shape. Multi ply binding on the top of the body. Bound flame maple topped headstock. Belly cut MONSTER FLAME TOP Bound flame maple pickguard (in the case) 60s neck Stock Schaller pickups Tonepros locking tailpiece and bridge Grover tuners. A very rare Heritage here! In 1988 and 1989, the first H150s very closely mirrored the Gibson Les Paul (Before Gibson treated to sue heritage) This is one of the early ones and a Deluxe to boot!!! The body cut is exactly like a Les Paul Standard. The 150 Deluxe is a blinged out 150. Premium woods, belly cut, bound matching headstock, multi ply body binding and a matching flame maple pickguard. #45 is is a stunning piece. 9.25 lbs. 60s slim taper neck. And, Look at that top!!!!! Sets up really well. Not a big fan of the Schaller pickups, they will probably go bye bye. Frets are starting to get a little low. They’ve probably been dressed a couple times over the past 34 years. It’s in awesome condition for 34 years old!! No cracks or breaks. No signs of abuse. Just a killer piece of Heritage history.
    4 points
  3. From the Custom Shop of David Teske. Refinish. Black Cherry H-140 1987
    3 points
  4. During the build Marv kept referring to this as "pain in the ass orange" but I couldn't talk him into putting that on the label.😁
    3 points
  5. I emailed Heritage about the guitar, and Mike confirmed that D25423 would in fact be the serial number, during it to 1987. Also after closer investigation, I think the fretboard is actually Ebony rather than Rosewood, which is kind of cool. I originally thought it had been painted due to how dark it is, but the wood is the same color in damage around the fret edges from when the originals were pulled. You can also still see the original finish on the sides in some places so I know the fretboard wasn't replaced. Thanks everyone for your help with this guitar, it's turned out to have quite the story.
    3 points
  6. Date it with pot codes...?
    2 points
  7. I am far from Rockabilly's setup, but what I have works for me ..
    2 points
  8. Try this again. I made baked beans from scratch recently, they turned out way better than canned. Healthier too, except maybe for the people that need to be around you afterwards
    2 points
  9. Weird, it was there. A bunch of extra chars are now attached to the filename though. Hey it was Nov 22 2017 I started this BLAWG. 5 years?? Really? Erg.. Happy Anniversary, and Happy Thanksgiving!
    2 points
  10. It took a couple of days to get to the project, but it was an absolutely simple job. I didn't even need to use the new mounting hardware, it was exactly the same so I just swapped out the tuner. It took more time that I planned because while I had the strings off, I got the Virtuoso polish out and gave everything a nice buffing, especially under the strings and around the bridge. A little toothbrush action to clean the gunk around the frets was needed as well. The keystones look nice. Stringing up will take 1/4 the amount of time it used to take. Mission accomplished.
    2 points
  11. Look at the Heritage color chart I posted October 19th Will. ASB = Antique Sunburst, ALSB = Almond Sunburst.
    2 points
  12. I ended up purchasing it for $800 today. It's definitely been pretty heavily modified, but plays and sounds great. Upon further examination the model number was on the sticker, just faded. It indicates the guitar was originally Cherry Red, and it has definitely been stripped of the finish. There are still bits of the original finish in the routes. It has been refretted, and the strange part is the fretboard was finished black, I'm assuming at the same time. I suspect the headstock was also refinished and a new logo added at some point. Because there is some chipping by the nut that has black finish in it. Pickups have been swapped for Dimarzio 36th Anniversary and the electronics are all newer as well. Altogether it's a collectors worst nightmare, but it plays and sounds great, so I'm happy with it.
    2 points
  13. I placed an order for some Grover 502NKs. I decide on the nickel instead of the chrome. They should be here by Thursday or Friday. The plan will be to do surgery this weekend. This will be my first set of locking tuners. Maybe I'll change strings more often after this.
    2 points
  14. Hey there, I'm Chris, happy to have found this forum. I've had this 150 Deluxe (I think?) since Probably 1990, maybe even 1989 (memory is a bit foggy) but sadly it has sat unused for most of the the last 20 years or so. I remember when I was maybe 15 or 16 I swapped the pickups out for whatever combo of Seymour Duncans Slash had when he recorded Appetite, and I assumed the originals were lost, but visiting my parents for Thanksgiving (and being forced to go through some old boxes) I found the original Schallers. Seems like from this forum that may not be the good thing I thought it would be lol. Anyway, I wish I knew a bit more about the guitar, and more than that I wish I hadn't stopped playing so long ago, but here it is for anyone who's interested in a relatively old one...
    1 point
  15. Nice! What pickups did you put in there?
    1 point
  16. That one is a Beauty Brent! Nice get.
    1 point
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  18. Having spent some time with my new acquisition, scratch plate removed, original tailpiece refitted, restrung with my favourite DR Veritas 9-46, truss rod adjusted together with pickup and pole pieces tweaked. The original Schaller pickups are still in the case, it came fitted with Sunbear paf’s from a small UK maker, they sound too good to remove and I’ve emailed them to try and get some more info. On the back of the scratch plate were the letters asb in pencil which I assume means Autumn Sunburst, the frets are barely marked and the neck is in great condition , it’s no 019 of the Deluxe series.
    1 point
  19. I like the stock Grovers well enough myself, never had any problems with them.
    1 point
  20. Ps that would be funny if a previous owner actually got Les Paul to autograph the backplate in 1979. But I don't think that's possible without a customized DeLorean.
    1 point
  21. Well Congrats ForestLemon!! That looks killer to me. Yes, people pay extra $$ to make new guitars look as storied as that Play it in good health
    1 point
  22. Man, if you want a player, that's IT! People pay big money to make a new guitar look like that. Honest wear is different. It's not surprising that is plays and sounds good. Bad guitars don't get played like that. The refret would be of no concern, a guitar that has been played that much will have worn frets. New ones just give it more life. As for the refinish, this is one that DetroitBlues had. Before and after.
    1 point
  23. Nice, but I can’t imagine the CC being any better than my 2015 535!
    1 point
  24. To quote James Jamerson: the gunk gives it the funk! 😄
    1 point
  25. Looks to be all good on the front.
    1 point
  26. Looking at tuners recently, the CC tuners look like Gotoh SGL381s with the 20 button. They look the same as the CC- H150 buttons to me.
    1 point
  27. Removed serial no. could be a sign of a stolen guitar at some point in its life.I once bought a Martin, got it home,checked the serial number,which made no sense,and the guitar was back with the dealer at 9.00am the following morning.
    1 point
  28. The one I pulled out of a 150 to take the measurements was snug. No slack. I wouldn't call it a press fit (you don't have to force it, or drive it in), but you do have to push it a little into the hole. A pretty tight fit. This is what I got back from LMI. Thanks for writing. That 10mm measurement is accurate. We sell a headstock drilling jig, which accommodates a 10mm brad drill bit to bore out the holes for the tuner bushings and machine heads. I hope this information is helpful, let us know if you have any other questions. Best Regards, Kyle @ Luthiers Mercantile I could come up with a way to take out .1mm+ without resorting to a headstock drilling jig, but I was going to put these tuners on a 555. Not going to do it on that one. The safe way is to do what you did and replace with Grovers, or find another tuner that has a 9.9mm hub.
    1 point
  29. Wow those custom H-530s look incredible. I also really dig the new all black H530 option. My 2021 Sunburst H530 is the finest guitar I've ever played. I really hope Heritage's high end stuff continues to grow in popularity and they flourish, as long as the quality of their instruments stay at this level, because I'd eventually like to own more of their instruments. But it will take a long time for me to save up for another one! :)
    1 point
  30. I have ratio tuners on one of my Teles and they are great.
    1 point
  31. You can get the Grover 502s with several different buttons. I usually go with the nickel keystones, which are the 502NKs. I am also curious about the Ratio tuners, and will be watching this thread to see if anybody has used them.
    1 point
  32. I like the old websites nostalgically. Plus, they had more models available. For those of us that knew the old company and guard we are lucky! Heritage Guitar Inc., of Kalamazoo (archive.org) Heritage Guitar Inc (archive.org)
    1 point
  33. I like Chevy small blocks!
    1 point
  34. I remember covering the equipment after Friday night so that the bats didn't bomb everything overnight. Saturday, we just removed the coverings and fired the amps back up. Good times, for sure!
    1 point
  35. Rockaman, I did a full cavity shielding of my G&L Legacy. It really quieted things down. I got a nice roll of copper sheeting at Hobby Lobby for a few bucks. I've got enough to do a couple of guitars, but I haven't had to do any of my humbucker guitars.
    1 point
  36. Just received a call from my sales associate at Sweetwater! They received their first Dirty Lemon, Custom Core P 90 H150 from Heritage today! I had it on reserve. Should be receiving it Saturday. Here are the Sweetwater pics…
    1 point
  37. The second demo was better in my opinion
    1 point
  38. Even with my bigger room I was tripping over stuff if I didn't keep it organized. When I'm recording it can sometimes get a little cluttered, but before I leave the room I put everything back in it's place, unless we are picking up right where we left off the next day. This new room is actually set up a bit better than my last bigger room.
    1 point
  39. What color is my H150? The outside edge definitely has an orange hue!
    1 point
  40. I just did this! I like it. it's staying~
    1 point
  41. That's a great to state it, "Cult". At previous PSPs, Heritage stated that their Semi-Hollows (535/555) were by far, their best seller. Well, Semis move over... the 150 Custom Core has been a HUGE success!!!
    1 point
  42. Hi everyone, Over the last few months, I have somehow managed to pick up not one, but TWO Custom Core H-150s, and just wanted to share what amazing guitars these are. I had previously owned a very nice H-535 while going down a semi-hollow rabbit hole. It was great guitar, but I ended up selling it and going through a couple different ES-335s looking for the one. Finally realized semi-hollows or SGs for that matter just aren't my thing and need to stick with LP-style guitars. So traded the ES-335 for a '22 CC H-150. Wow! What a great guitar! I have owned at least a dozen Gibson CS LPs over the years, and my number one for a long time has been an '04 R7. I didn't think it could get better than that. But this CC is just as good. Beautiful, plays amazing, sounds amazing, fit and finish are spot on, and it's lighter than my R7! In fact, I have been so enamored with it, I just traded another guitar I hadn't bonded with, a pristine '05 PRS McCarty Soapbar, for a '21 CC Artisan Aged H-150. Same story, beautiful, plays amazing, sounds amazing. aging is very well done. The necks on these CCs are SO comfortable to play which is a make-or-break for me. I also want to give major kudos to Heritage customer support. I emailed them with a few questions about these used guitars. Not only did they respond quickly, but even though I was not the original owner they treated me like one and were very helpful! I was so impressed, and it made me even more fond of these guitars knowing the team behind them is so supportive. Anyway, let's see if I can figure out how to post a picture here..
    1 point
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