1968 Gibson Heritage
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-09-30)
Price : US $665.00
Up for sale is my 1968 Gibson Heritage serial number 526XXX. Too many guitars. I have to sell some, and this one is painful. I had bought this guitar on ebay about three years ago as a project. At that time the original adjustable bridge was split along the pin area, and the bridge had been shaved down. Although the guitar was still playable, the action was still pretty high. The rest of the guitar was in good condition. Even in the condition it was in, it still sounded great, it still had that nice woody / warm Gibson tone. I decided this Heritage was too nice to use as an experiment. I sent the guitar to Jim Grainger of Custom Fretted Instruments and Repair in Sparta, TN. He's some kind of Gibson guru or something. Had all the following repairs done: Reset neck,installed new ebony non-adjustable bridge,bone saddle, remove bridge plate patch and repair bridge plate holes. I will include the invoice from Custom Fretted instruments to show what was done.
Understand this is a player, but Heritages generally don't have much collector value anyway. When the guitar came back, I was floored how well it sounded. Gibson really did a disservice to all those 60's guitars with that stupid adjustable bridge. Here are the general specs on the instrument:
Square shouldered Dreadnaught body
Tight grain Sitka spruce top. The grain is very even with no runout.
Forward shifted X bracing. The front of the cross brace is 3/4' from the soundhole.
Laminated Brazilian/maple/Brazilian back and sides. I had this verified when the neck was off.
Mahogany Neck, three piece. The center part of the neck grain is goin
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-09-30)
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