Next up in my guitar purge is this wonderful instrument. I bought it a few months back thinking I wanted to try a REAL semi hollow body guitar out, and I chose this beast over a modded 335 and a couple 339s because quite frankly, it smoked 'em. What's cool about this one is that it has a Custom Shop label, which seems rare for Heritage to do from what I've seen.
This guitar is a 2008 Heritage Guitars H-535 Classic. As I understand it, the Classic is a discontinued model. I'm not 100% sure how it differs from the regular 535 to be quite honest, but it's definitely a high quality ax. It features the following specs:
24 3/4” scale
22 fret bound rosewood fingerboard
dot inlays on one piece mahogony neck
18" long semi-hollowbody
16" body with 1-5/8" rim
laminated cream bound curly maple top
and back with solid curly maple rim.
This guitar is finished in a beautifully striking colour called Almond Burst, which reminds me of a nicely faded honeyburst without as much yellow in it. It's nicely accented with beautiful creme binding and chrome hardware. It also has the original ebony pickguard, which is something that Heritage is known for... and yes it looks awesome! The guitar has Grover tuners as stock as well.
Electronically this guitar features a pair of Seymour Duncan Seth Lover humbuckers wired to individual volume and tone controls and a 3 way toggle switch. There is nothing modified about the electronics to my knowledge, and they work very well. The neck humbucker has a dark and fluid tone that is great for jazzy chords or some overdriven lead work, the middle position has a surprisingly funky snap to it, and the bridge pickup has a great, bright tone that is perfect for biting cleaner blues tones or even some high gain rock fury. I've used this guitar for everything from jazz to rock and even with the high gain channels on my Bogner the guitar doesn't have any feedback issues beyond standard squealing at really high levels of gain. It's definitely brighter sounding than the 335 I compared it to, but it's very versatile and definitely sounds as good as it looks.
Condition wise the guitar is in great shape. The headstock has a few small chips out of the paint (see pictures) and the body has standard swirls/pickwear that you will find on every guitar that has been played. There are no cracks/chips/dents or anything like that on the body or neck. The metal hardware is reasonably tarnished (most specifically the pickup covers) but not to a degree that it affects anything but cosmetics. The tuners and bridge/tailpiece have a bit of wear on them, and though the pickup covers suffered the worst, they can be replaced for relatively cheap!
The guitar will ship in a standard Canadian made hardshell case. There is no other documentation with the guitar. A truss rod tool will be included though.
Check out the pics here:
The guitar is located in Nova Scotia, CANADA. I will ship anywhere in the world at buyer's expense. Paypal is fine for payment but I request that the buyer cover all associated fees.
PRICE - $1,675 + shipping. Not really looking for trades. Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions!
Guitars:Suhr Modern, Tom Anderson Drop Top T, Heritage Custom Shop H535 Classic, MANN Les Paul Special (MIJ lawsuit) Ibanez RG7620, Martin 0015M Amplification:Bogner Ecstasy 101B/Mesa Boogie Rectifier 2x12 (V30s) Hughes and Kettner TubeMeister 18 combo