Heritage / Eagle / 1989 / Natural / Guitar For Sale
Heritage is the company that formed when Gibson moved factories from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Nashville, Tennessee in September 1984, by three senior employees who chose not to move. These men bought the original Kalamazoo factory plus much of the machinery. Each man had in excess of 25 years guitar building experience, and to this day are still directly involved in each guitar's production. Heritage guitars have the handmade quality Gibson used to have, built in the Gibson factory by the same guys that built the classic Gibsons of the 50's and 60's. With that kind of pedigree, Heritage guitars are considered future classics. The Heritage Eagle is their take on a Gibson L5-C, and is essentially like a Gibson Custom Shop model, the attention to detail and finish quality are excellent. The guitar is all solid Mahogany, with a hand carved top, and features a Kent Armstrong pickup with tone control mounted on the Mahogany pickguard. Tonally it’s everything you’d hope for in such an iconic guitar, smooth and rich sounding, equally happy with blues and jazz. The neck is very comfortable with easy playing action. For a 30 year old guitar, it’s in good condition, with just a couple of tightly repaired top cracks near the F holes. The guitar comes in (what I believe is) an original Gibson hard case.
Glenns Guitars, UK
Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.
I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.
You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.
I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.
I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.