This is a 2003 Heritage H-555. This particular guitar features a lovely antique natural finish that has an amber tint to the natural color with black flamed pickguard, gold hardware, ebony fingerboard with inlays, upgraded HRW pickups, and a 3 piece flamed maple neck with a stringer. (I believe the stringer is bubinga). This the upgraded version of the 535 and much prettier than the 535 or Gibson es-335 if you’re unfamiliar with this rarer model.
Info from Heritage:
Fingerboard : 24 3/4” scale ebony single white bound fingerboard with 22 frets; mother of pearl and abalone inlays.
Body : Double cutaway semi-hollow body with laminated arch curly maple top and back; multiple white bound top and white bound back; solid curly maple rim; single white bound pickguard; with f-holes.
Body Size :
Rim Thickness – 1 1/2”
Body Width – 16”
Body Length – 17 7/8”
Electronics : Two gold humbucking pickups; with two volume and two tone controls; selector switch.
Hardware : Individual gold plated machine heads; gold plated stop bar tailpiece and adjustable bridge.
This stunning guitar has been not been used for gigs; I am a pro bassist and it has lived in my humidity controlled (40-55%) home studio, where it gets played maybe an hour a week. The frets have some life in them.
The guitar is very good overall shape, however, there are some chunks taken out of the finish over the binding from the 2nd to 12th fret where some tape from a fret polish pulled the finish up (price adjusted accordingly!). See photos. There are few scratches from string changes on the headstock, and some patina on the tuners. It sounds great!
Includes Heritage Hard shell case, not used since it rarely left the house!
Priced at $SOLD including shipping in CONUS. Contact me through email if interested.