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Gitfiddler

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  1. Hello Jay, and welcome to the HOC! Congratulations on scoring your 550. I don't know who told you that 550's were less desirable or whatever, but they were wrong. In my view those are very special guitars in the Heritage line-up. As you correctly compared it to Tal Farlow and ES175 Gibsons, all three are finely made laminate archtops. If this model had been made back in the 50's or 60's, I bet we would have heard it on many jazz recordings. The 550 is great for live performances due to its ability to sound huge, fat, warm, articulate with minimal feadback issues. Yes, you'll be able to get her to howl if you aren't careful with EQ and the position of your guitar and amp, but that tone is worth it. Maybe some folks view it as inferior to other fine solid wook archtops suc as the Golden Eagle, L5, etc., but that's all relative and dependant on one's use of the guitar. Also, because the 550 is laminate bodied, the cost is far less than its solid wood bretheren. The good news is that the quality is extremely high since it comes from Heritage. To me it is one of those incredible bang for buck guitars that is often undervalued for whatever reason. Contrary to H550's being any less desirable, I like to view them as the Golden Eagle that you can actually gig with. Play yours in good health and feel free to show n tell us more about your 'new' H550.
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    H575 & H550

    Perspective. I was closer to the smaller 575 at the time of the photo which distorts the actual size difference.
  3. Welcome aboard, Val. If you have anything to do with my sweet sounding Heritage Patriot, I could just hug ya! Well, maybe I should start with a hearty HELLO and a handshake.
  4. Don, back in '89 the only p'ups with a 4 screw adjustment set up were Schallers. They later could have been HRW's (modified by H.Rendal Wall aka HRW Schallers). I don't think that made it a Custom Shop guitar. It could have been a 'choice wood' upgrade, special color, specified neck carve, etc. Keep in mind that Heritage IS a custom shop. So anything goes. The main thing is to play and enjoy that gitfiddle until your face cramps up from smiling so much!
  5. Don, Welcome to the asylum. Heritage Custom Shop is on some of the labels of guitars that have upgrades or dealer options. And others seem to have it cuz that's what was on the lable table that day! There is not a set answer to your query due to the factory being so willing to customize almost any guitar they make. If someone else has more info on this mystery, please feel free to chime in.
  6. This was a totally custom order by the original owner. (I'm #2). With so many custom options, there is no way to show them all on the Heritage site...unless they attached our gallery!
  7. Hi Breadfreak. It is Chestnut Burst. Thanks for your comment.
  8. Hi Charles~ The label reads 'Heritage Custom Shop-Golden Amber'. Thanks for looking. TIm
  9. Whoa! Your first Heritage is a gorgous top of the line blonde Super! Well done and welcome to the HOC.
  10. Welcome to all of the latest batch of HOC newbies. From reading your praises about your Heritage guitars and your knowledge of guitars in general, your future posts should be a great addition around here!
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    Sunset Burst

    From the album: Gitfiddler's Girls

    © © Heritage Owners Club (2007-2009)

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    Gitfiddler's Girls

    Heritage Gitfiddles (What else would I call it?!) :-)
  13. From the album: Gitfiddler's Girls

    © © Heritage Owners Club (2007-2011)

  14. From the album: Gitfiddler's Girls

    © © Heritage Owners Club (2007-2009)

  15. From the album: Gitfiddler's Girls

    © © Heritage Owners Club (2007-2009)

  16. From the album: Gitfiddler's Girls

    © © Heritage Owners Club (2007-2009)

  17. Hello and Welcome to all of the new folks who have chimed in and joined the Heritage asylum, otherwise known as the HOC. You obviously have great taste in guitars, as well as a good value for your hard earned money. Enjoy yourselves posting your thoughts, wishes, concerns, hobbies, and other guitar stuff. We are a friendly group and even welcome threads about other brands (as long as it is in the Family Section or For Sale) of guitars. Thanks for posting and remember...
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    Heritage Trio

    From the album: Gitfiddler's Girls

    © © Heritage Owners Club (2007-2009)

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    Heritage Trio

    From the album: Gitfiddler's Girls

    © © Heritage Owners Club (2007-2009)

  20. From the album: Gitfiddler's Girls

    © © Heritage Owners Club (2007-2009)

  21. From the album: Gitfiddler's Girls

    © © Heritage Owners Club (2007-2009)

  22. From the album: Gitfiddler's Girls

    © © Heritage Owners Club (2007-2009)

  23. From the album: Gitfiddler's Girls

    © © Heritage Owners Club (2007-2009)

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