This HeritageArtisan Aged Collection H-535 in Original Sunburst is beautiful! The Artisan Aged Collection is Heritage's foray into distressing, aging, relic'ing, VOS'ing, whatever you call it! Though the aging on these is more like a Closet Classic than a Relic, meaning light Aging that seems to indicate a responsible previous owner who played but treated this instrument well. Luckily, these guitars are brand new though, and don't carry any of the issues many vintage guitars do. That's the best of both worlds if you ask us!
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 skilled artisans using custom techniques, resulting in a beautifully aged finish that’s truly authentic. Included in this collection is the semi-hollow H-535 that we have here. This versatile workhorse features a solid center block and laminated figured maple construction to help control any unwanted feedback issues.
Two Seymour Duncan Seth Lover Humbuckers provide authentic tones which harken back to the late 1950s and make this timeless guitar the perfect companion for everything from rock to jazz and beyond. Standard 2 x Volume and 2 x Tone Controls, tied to a 3 way toggle grant access to the sounds you are looking for.
The H-535 is made to perform well in any setting, and musicians will find it to be a guitar that suits their playing style. The Gibson ES-335 has been a staple of the guitar world for decades and this Heritage H-535 is built in the original Gibson Kalamazoo Factory! In other words, if you dig 60's era Gibson's, you absolutely NEED to play a Heritage!
Heritage Guitars are made in the old Gibson factory based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. When Gibson headed South, a fair amount of the employee's at Kalamazoo stuck around and carried on the legacy of that factory, imploring the building techniques they learned at Gibson. Heritage continues to make incredible set neck instruments, solid bodies, semi-hollow bodies, and hollow bodies based on many of the classic designs we have all grown to love over the decades.