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DetroitBlues

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1985 Heritage H-140CM VCB
« on: February 28, 2011, 09:56:08 PM »
I bought from a friend, a 1985 Heritage H-140CM VCB.  Its from the very first run of Heritage guitars.  An H-140 is a cross between a Les Paul Special and a Les Paul Standard. CM stands for curly maple and VCB stands for Vintage Cherry Burst.  Very cool guitar. 

In 1985 Heritage used a lot of Schaller parts, this one contains original Schaller humbuckers, bridge, and tailpiece.  The tuners were changed to grover, strap locks were added, and the nut was (poorly) replaced.  The first few years of these guitars had Gibson like pickguards before being changed to a curved Heritage guitar.  I removed mine to show off the wood.  Its a very sweet guitar.



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Re: 1985 Heritage H-140CM VCB
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 02:02:28 PM »
Very nice!

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Re: 1985 Heritage H-140CM VCB
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 10:13:43 PM »
me likey!  ;D

and for the record, i totally agree that pickguards hide good wood.

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Re: 1985 Heritage H-140CM VCB
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 09:37:10 AM »
The only pickguards I like are the ones that match the top and have the same binding as the body.  Mine is a standard creme plain jane pickguard.  Has to go!

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Re: 1985 Heritage H-140CM VCB
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011, 09:23:34 PM »
Looks like a keeper to me!

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Re: 1985 Heritage H-140CM VCB
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011, 11:36:52 PM »
No doubt about it, Heritage knows how to show off the beauty of the wood!  I agree and like your clean look without the pick guard.  At the same time, I kind of like the Heritage wood pickguards too.  I will probably keep mine on, but now you have me curious.  :-\

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Re: 1985 Heritage H-140CM VCB
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011, 10:52:37 AM »
I spent a few days bonding with this guitar.  Tuesday it went into the shop to have the nut replaced with a vintage bone nut and the cherry finish on the top will be removed.  I want the top to look like the center of the guitar without the "burst" red edges... I'm not a fan of the cherry burst.  When the luthier finishes it, I'll have a link to his website showing the labor that went into my guitar.