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Heritage Left Handed H-170 Electric Double Cutaway Guitar

Heritage

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  • Built with the best materials out there, the H-170 is hand crafted to perfection in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

    History

    Heritage Guitar Inc. of 225 Parsons Street in Kalamazoo, Michigan was incorporated on April 1, 1985. Heritage Guitars has achieved the status of one of the premier guitar companies in the world today. It is, in many instances, the new guitar line handled by countless vintage shops throughout the world. This indicates it is thought of as the collectible guitar of tomorrow.

    The idea to start Heritage Guitar began when the Gibson Guitar Corporation closed its Kalamazoo, Michigan factory in September of 1984 and moved all production to its other plant in Nashville, Tennessee (in operation since 1975). When this took place, some of the employees were asked to move to Nashville. However, since their families had spent many years in Kalamazoo, it made it difficult to uproot and move. Therefore 3 men, Jim Deurloo, Marvin Lamb, and JP Moats, decided to start a guitar manufacturing business. In 1985 when the company was incorporated, 2 other former Gibson Guitar Corporation employees, Bill Paige and Mike Korpak, joined as owners. Mike left the company in 1985.

    The founders biggest resource is and was the group of craftsmen they could draw from to begin operations. The owners themselves each had in excess of 25 years of hands on experience in making guitars. To this day each of the owners is directly involved in the manufacturing of each instrument.

    Heritage started operations in the oldest of five buildings formerly owned and operated by Gibson Guitar Corporation. That building was completed in 1917 and has been a center for guitar manufacturing ever since. Much of the machinery that Heritage uses today, was purchased from Gibson Guitar Corporation.

    The first guitar Heritage introduced was the H-140 solid body single cutaway electric guitar. This model was shown at the NAMM show in June of 1985.

    Since that time Heritage has added many instruments. Currently Heritage manufacturers Custom Carved Hollow Body Guitars, Semi Hollow Body Guitars, and Solid Body Guitars. This is to say nothing of the countless number of custom instruments made in each of the groups previously mentioned. Banjos, Mandolins, Flat Tops, and Basses, are no longer being produced because of the demand for the guitars mentioned in the above 3 categories.

    Heritage is proud of its older employees’ with 25 years of average experience and what it has accomplished in 24 years. Heritage is also training younger luthiers to learn this fine art of craftsmanship.


  • Construction: Set Neck
    Scale: 24 3/4"
    Pickups: Duncan Seth Lover Pickups
    Body Wood: Single cutaway solid carved curly maple top and back; solid curly maple rim; cream bound top and back wood pickguard; with f-holes.
    Neck Wood: one-piece mahogany neck
    Neck Profile: 17 degree peghead pitch
    Nut:
    Frets: 20 frets; mother of pearl dot positions markers.
    Tuning Keys: Individual nickel plated machine heads
    Bridge: Adjustable rosewood bridge
    Controls: Two chrome humbucking pickups; two volume and two tone controls; selector switch.
    Case: Yes
  • Return Policy

    After receiving the instrument, you have 3 days in which to decide if you would like to keep it or not. If you wish to return your order, let us know by phone, email, or fax. We must receive the merchandise in the same condition as you received it, whereupon we will give you a refund or exchange, as applicable. A restocking fee of up to 15% of the purchase price is levied on any returns that are not received by us in the condition originally shipped, or on any specialty and custom orders. Shipping costs on any returned item are not refundable, unless the item was damaged when received by you..


    Some items are not returnable:

    • Books and Sheet Music
    • At Our Discretion: Any product that touches the mouth, i.e. Microphones, Wind instruments, Reeds, Kazoos, Didgeridoos, Harmonicas, Recorders, Whistles, Custom Instruments.

Type: Electric Guitar

Vendor: Heritage