Heritage suing Gibson

Wulfthar

Junior Member
To be honest I don´t understand Heritage´s move to sue Gibson.

By the way, what are these "Gibson direct copies" Heritage put in production?

“Recently, Heritage launched some new guitars that clearly did not respect, nor adhere to, the original contract. In fact, several customers had inquired if they were actually Gibson Guitars. Heritage Guitars also took the liberty of using language on their website that was misleading and misrepresenting, which added to the confusion.
 

DThomasC

Member

Quantum Strummer

Senior Member
The current Heritage lineup is streamlined compared to last time I looked (a couple years ago) but the models they're offering are among the ones they've had in their lineup for ages. Just in case Gibson stoopids themselves into the ground I hope Heritage keeps on doing what they're doing.

-Dave-
 

Wulfthar

Junior Member
The current Heritage lineup is streamlined compared to last time I looked (a couple years ago) but the models they're offering are among the ones they've had in their lineup for ages. Just in case Gibson stoopids themselves into the ground I hope Heritage keeps on doing what they're doing.

-Dave-
Yes this is the point: these models have been in production since 1985 or so.

The only "new" thing is the "Les Paul" Special.

However, I asked Heritage if they still make the 555, as at the moment Guild doesn´t make an high end semi-solid.
 

jp

Senior Member
The current Heritage lineup is streamlined compared to last time I looked (a couple years ago) but the models they're offering are among the ones they've had in their lineup for ages. Just in case Gibson stoopids themselves into the ground I hope Heritage keeps on doing what they're doing.

-Dave-
I noticed this too. They don't offer the Sweet 16 or the H-157 anymore, which is their version of the LP Custom. I still pine for one of these. Their craftsmanship and detailing is exquisite. I also hope they keep at it. They're truly underappreciated guitars.
 

adorshki

Reverential Member
Gibson has never been a model of consistency and good management. Just the serial number non-sense alone is a good example of Gibson's rather unique ways of doing things. Over the years Gibson has used eight different numbering systems. And.... just to further muddy things they have repeated systems/sequences. A SS# number from 63-69 can duplicate ss#'s from 73 to 79. Then they change names on a model, then go back to the original. Guitars with square shoulders got the same name as earlier round shoulder versions. And we've not touched the plastic bridge and double bracing years. They have made some great guitars. I have a J-15 that's a great guitar for not a lot of $$. The WM series, another winner. Even in the bad old Norlin years they did make some good guitars. But consistent, no way.
Except for the plastic bridge thing, Guild's done all of that stuff too, and look how they wound up.
(We still need a good tongue-in-cheek/irony emoticon to insert here, ;) )
 

bobouz

Member
Except for the plastic bridge thing, Guild's done all of that stuff too....
Indeed, per my post #20, these two companies have a fair amount of history in common. To Gibson’s credit, they’ve managed to continue to build both acoustics and electrics in the USA.
 
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