Had a Chat with Edwin Wilson at NAMM Today

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by dwk302, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. freebyrd 69

    freebyrd 69 Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    I meant to quote your post too. There is no mindset difference. I play all of the one's I buy, whether I keep them or flip them. I just enjoy a larger sample size.
     
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    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    Fixed that for you Rudi....
     
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  3. Sct13

    Sct13 Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    Flipper....!



    That's exactly it Jon , as many as I can get my hands on and keep it reasonable.
     
  4. Sixstring63

    Sixstring63 Senior Member

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    That's where I bought my H535. Great people and sent me a nice bunch of goodies with it.
     
  5. Bluesky

    Bluesky Senior Member

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    My Hertiage , FU to Henry , suggestion would be to reinvent the Firebird. I love the shape......never got used to the feel .

    PAFs, chunky neck..... :dude:
     
  6. mdubya

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    https://reverb.com/item/1945847-heritage-h357-h-357-firebird-style-1989-transparent-brown

    :cheers:

    Damn, this might cost me some $$$!

    FWIW - there are plenty of Firebirds out there with chunky necks. Custom Shop models particularly, but I have held some USA stamped 'Birds with plenty chunky necks. The current "T" model is one of the great values in the lineup. Mini-Firebird pickups, though. If you like cleanish tones, and middle position or neck pickup, the Mini-Firebird pickups are freeking awesome.
     
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  7. mdubya

    mdubya Senior Member

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    Have you gone to Chicago Music Exchange and searched for "Gibson Floor Model" ?
     
  8. Crotch

    Crotch Support MLP Veterans & Vendors Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    CME just sent an email about floor models..........Lots of stock it said.
     
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  9. mdubya

    mdubya Senior Member

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    ES LP Specials for $895. :shock:

    Lightburst Standards for $1695. :shock:

    335's for > $2000. :shock:
     
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    Friend of mine picked up a killer ES335 Memphis at CME for Low 2’s. Brand new but ‘16 or ‘17 Build, can’t remember but all the good stuff on it build wise.

    :cheers2:
     
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    mdubya Senior Member

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    They were selling 58 and 59 RI's for low to mid 2's. :shock:
     
  12. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    I don't trust Gibson's QC to buy one unplayed. There's a Heritage dealership about 20 miles from me ... when the time comes.
     
  13. Stinky Kitty

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    More power to you!!

    Someone needs to Rock these beauties for the rest of us to enjoy the great tones made by folks that know how to really use them well...

    :headbanger: :band: :cheers:
     
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  14. Stinky Kitty

    Stinky Kitty Senior Member

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    This Thread Needs More :photos:
     
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    Or more cowbell...
     
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    The headstock has never been a deal breaker for me. But their "real Honduran mahogany" too often produces guitars in the mid 9 pound range (and heavier). There was a time I would not have cared but that time is gone.

    Their biggest dealer refuses to list weights on the guitars. I think they hope nobody will ask. I have been interested in a few, and in all three cases they were 9.5 or heavier after I dragged the tale of the scale out of them.

    No thank you.
     
  17. Les Paulverizer

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    This is my Heritage H150, which I guess it's their version of the Les Paul Standard; I got reeeeally close to buying a PRS a couple of times then I came across this guitar, which was sitting somewhere at the Dallas Guitar Show, and it just beat them all.
    It doesn't have a vintage vibe, it's a far cry from my #1 '58 Custom Shop Reissue, but the best way I can describe it is that it's like "the best Les Paul they never made in the 70's"!
    It's comfortable, the neck it's just right and the Tones it produces are plain gorgeous; more "modern" than a Reissue yet they're just what you want to hear; I've had serious producers and fellow musicians alike praising both its looks & sounds.
    Sure, it's on the 9.5 heavy side, but if I couldn't handle something like that for a couple of hours, then there's something wrong with me!!!!
    Awesome guitar, on the same level as my #1.
     

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    Yup, I have a friend who has one...the build quality is excellent but it has thick binding and is very "Norlin" like. The schaller HW is top notch! :thumb:
     
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    When the time comes to buy another premium guitar, Heritage will be on the short list.
     
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  20. mdubya

    mdubya Senior Member

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    It would be interesting to see if Edwin could steer Heritage into having "Golden Era" features on standard models. That would undercut Gibson in a huge way, I would think.

    If they try to replicate the Gibson model, well, we already have that.
     
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