Had a Chat with Edwin Wilson at NAMM Today

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  1. Farquad

    Farquad Senior Member

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    So if there was a Heritage headstock thread, would it be all about Edwin Wilson?
     
  2. Les Paulverizer

    Les Paulverizer Senior Member

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    The headstock on my Heritage doesn't bother me a bit; when you look at the guitar you know straight away what kind of solid body it is(!) still, if anything that headstock gives the guitar its own identity, which I think it's a very cool thing.
    I hope Mr. Wilson can inject that "something" the Heritage (if that's not an apt name, I don't know what is) desperately needs, and without "touching" anything, so that the company can finally have its profile high enough and have their products compete with the big names.
    I just hope they don't go down the Hamer way; very similar quality, products, overall direction, but hopefully different fate.
     
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    Had this Heritage waaay back in 92-93. Craftsmanship was superb but the Schaller hardware and pickups kinda stank. Replaced the pickups with DiMarzio PAFs and she sounded like a good Les. Really a nice axe. I agree a little more thought about the headstock design would have helped.
     
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  4. mudface

    mudface Non-Deadbeat/Non-Prominent Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    Always had a number of Gibsons was never interested or moved by the Heritage guitars or PRS for that matter. Hammer was another guitar that did nothing for me. To each their own:cheers:

    I still wish Edwin the best of luck..;)
     
  5. Dave Murray

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    Looks okay to me too. I definitely do not care for the new HS logo with "H" in a circle, however. Reminds me too much of Samick Guitars.
     
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    More yummy Heritage tone goodness..



    Enjoy!
     
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  7. bolero

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    re: the Heritage headstock dislikes

    Here's a pic of my custom Heritage

    I spec'd it out with the larger Super Eagle headstock a la Les Paul Custom, which also has a larger headstock vs LP Standard

    I think it suits it well. I call it the Bolero Signature model ;)

    Throbak SLE 101 pickups


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  8. Crotch

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    Daves now sells Heritage. Saw it on their website today. FYI
     
  9. DanD

    DanD Senior Member

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    This should be the new Heritage head stock. Mucho better!
     
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    mdubya Senior Member

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    Very nice. :thumb:

    The standard design may be an improvement from an engineering perspective, but it is lacking from the emotional perspective.
     
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    thanks everyone!

    yeah I have no problems with their regular headstock; own a couple normal H150's. But this definitely has more bling: looks classy on that axe!!

    which is a nod to the old Les Paul Customs. It is also a full mahogany body, like the old LPC's did
     

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