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I pulled the trigger on a 1988 Heritage H147 yesterday on eBay.

The H147 was a thinner body than the H157 with a Florentine cutaway. Think Les Paul Custom. The H147 was only produced for a few years and in small numbers.


From the sellers pictures, it appears to be in excellent shape!! He claims it has seen very little play time and has no fret wear.


I noticed right away that the pickup rings are not factory original, so it has possibly seen a pickup swap or the rings were changed (since the original ones usually ended up cracking). I’m thinking it still has the original Schaller pups. The pup screws look original.


No heritage case. Not a big deal. Original Schaller hardware. But the one thing I find intriguing are the tuners. Schaller tuners with the Grover footprint! Kinda rare for that era!


There doesn’t appear to be much in the line of checking on the guitar, which is very odd for a heritage this age. It must have spent most of it’s time in a case. The frets look pretty high and basically unplayed. The edges of the inlay work on the headstock still look nice and sharp. This guitar was very well taken care of or just sat under the bed.


I plan to convert it over to nickel hardware. If the pickups are the original Schallers, they will be coming out. I’m assuming the neck carve will be a 60s style, probably around .840 at the first fret. If it ends up being bigger, that would be a bonus! I should have it Thursday or Friday so stay tuned!!!!

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Well, this sucks!! The seller is backing out on the deal because he’s pissed that he has to show proof of shipping before he gets his Money. Lol. What a jerk.
 

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