No. 0675, weight = 9 pounds 2 ounces, includes original black Tolex Heritage logo hardshell case with hang tags, truss rod wrench & case key inside. This gorgeous relic'd Heritage is like new. No fret wear, no odors, nada!
The Artisan Aged H150 models are as of Oct. 1 2020 now $4300!!! (well worth it too), and they are “all” Plek’d at the factory for superb playability.
The relicing and weather checking is so well done and so authentic, and so beautifully done in the historic Parsons Street shop in old Kalamazoo- the birthplace of this type Guitar and where the best of them were made. The artist doing the relic work is the same guy that did it for Gibson’s Custom Shop for many years and he’s doing amazing work. A really talented Artist!
The Artisan Aged Collection pays homage to instruments that have been well traveled and played through the years. Each American-made guitar is meticulously relic’d by a skilled artisan using custom techniques, resulting in a beautifully aged finish that’s truly authentic.
The H-150 is made from Michigan-sourced solid carved figured Maple, as with the coveted late 50’s LP’s, and genuine Honduran Mahogany, its solid wood construction (non-weight relieved) means maximum sustain and tone, while the thick figured maple top reflects sound pressure.
This guitar is specially fitted with Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers. Wax potted for minimal microphonic feedback, they provide a warm, thick tone. (see details below)
All in all, the H-150 is perfect for someone looking for a guitar with loads of sustain, a familiar feel, and exceptional BIG vintage tone. A must-have addition to every guitarist’s arsenal.
Body Material: Curly Maple (Top) / Genuine Honduran Mahogany
Body Color: Vintage Pelham Blue over Natural back & rims.
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose
Fretboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Fretboard Radius: 12"
Fret Size: Jescar Medium/Jumbo- 22 Plek’d medium jumbo frets
Neck Profile: Standard, medium C
Neck Wood: Genuine Honduran Mahogany
Scale Length: 24-3/4"
Fretboard Inlays: Trapezoid, vintage type
Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-Way Toggle
Electronics: CTS 500K Potentiometers, Vishay .022uF Capacitors, Switchcraft Toggle Switch and Pure Tone Input Jack
Bridge &Tailpiece - Relic'd vintage type
Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatic
Hardware Finish: Nickel, with aging patina
Control Knobs: Gold Top Hat
Switch Tip: amber
Case: TKL black Tolex, Heritage logo
From the Duncan site:
The ’59 bridge model (SH-1b) is a vintage output humbucker that’s great for rock, blues, and more. Its vintage-inspired coils give it an airy quality that is firmly in the P.A.F. family, and the alnico 5 bar magnet and vacuum wax potting make it compatible with lighter guitar strings and louder amplifiers than were ever used in the 1950s. The result is a pickup with tons of old-school tonal character, but with a brighter top end, and a slightly more compressed sound.
The ’59 neck model is one of our most popular pickups because it’s so versatile. Like its bridge-position sibling, the ’59 neck is designed in the spirit of the original P.A.F. humbuckers of the 1950s, with sweet sustain, and a warm, full sound that still possesses a clear attack. We’ve made a few refinements to slightly modernize the design and make it more adaptable to different styles. The high end is slightly boosted for improved pick-attack clarity and the mids are a little scooped for an open, smooth sound that’s great for preserving the clarity of the individual notes in a chord. The ’59 neck was born to accompany the ’59 bridge beautifully. It’s a tonal match made in tonal heaven
The ’59 model features a variety of traditional vintage treatments, such as 42AWG plain enamel mag wire, long-legged nickel-silver bottom plate, vintage single-conductor braided push back lead wire, and no logo. As with all of our P.A.F.-style pickups, the ’59 vintage output humbucker is wound on Seymour’s classic Leesona 102 pickup winding machine from the old Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, MI. EXACTLY where this amazing Guitar was made!