Heritage is the company established by the original Gibson employees who decided to stay in Kalamazoo when Gibson moved their factory in the 80's. These are handmade USA guitars that rival anything else on the market. I believe this is an early 90s Heritage. This guitar is a beast and has played many shows and seen much action which you can tell from the pictures. I recently had it set up, had the frets polished, input jack replaced, and she is now good to go for another 20 years.