Heritage’s Custom Core H-150 promises to be the “pinnacle of American guitar building”

It’s the first entry into the brand’s Custom Core series.

Heritage – which is making an appearance at Guitar.com Live – has launched the Heritage Custom Core Collection, along with the first guitar in series: the Custom Core H-150.

Built at the historic factory at 225 Parsons Street, Kalamazoo, the guitar features a premium curly maple top, with a comfortable carve, and an ultra-lightweight mahogany back. The gloss nitro finish also comes with the option of ageing if you prefer your guitars ‘worn-in’.

The Heritage Custom Core H-150

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In terms of electronics, the Heritage Custom Core H-150 is loaded with two Heritage Custom 225 Classic Humbuckers – designed and wound in-house, the vintage-inspired pickups are tuned specifically for the Custom Core H-150.

The guitar’s construction also sports a 17-degree headstock and 4.5-degree neck angle
The headstock has a holly veneer, featuring the Heritage logo and a Twin Arrow inlay, while the neck sports a 50s C-shape. The guitar’s tuners have laser-etched with the Heritage logo

The guitar ships in a newly-designed hardshell case, with a certificate of authenticity and other case candy included.

The Heritage Custom Core H-150

The above choices all came from the inspiration of late-’50s guitar music, as Heritage’s head of guitar R&D Edwin Wilson explains: “With this guitar, we are trying to create a specific era of sound, which means we had to approach building the guitar in the same way. That said, we’re not trying to recreate a specific instrument, to make you sound like someone else. You have to sound how you sound. We want to give you the instruments and the tools to do it.

“Heritage has made custom guitars in the past. Now we are establishing a new collection of Custom Shop Guitars. The attention to detail and commitment to best-quality, era-correct materials and construction is what sets the Custom Core H-150 apart. The tonewoods have been selected and carefully constructed for the best sound, playability and visual appeal. The Custom Core H-150 also features the brand new Heritage Custom Shop 225 Classic pickups, designed especially for this guitar.”

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The Heritage Custom Core H-150 is available to order now, starting shipping in November. Find out more over at heritageguitars.com.

[Ed’s note: Heritage Guitars is a partner of BandLab Technologies, which is the parent company of Guitar.com]

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