Preowned Heritage H-537 in Vintage Orange


Heritage Guitars
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 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 and each of the owners were 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 used, was purchased from Gibson Guitar Corporation.

H-537 Specifications

  • Body: Single Cutaway Laminated Carved Curly Maple Top & Back
  • Sides: Solid Curly Maple
  • Binding: Single-Ply Cream
  • Pickguard: Cream
  • Neck: One-Piece Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale: 24.75″
  • Inlays: MoP Dots
  • Frets: 22
  • Pickups: Heritage w/ Chrome Covers
  • Controls: 2 Vol, 2 Tone, 3-Way Toggle
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Stop-Tail
  • Finish: Vintage Orange
  • Case: Hardshell

$1595.00 + shipping