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2016 Heritage Millennium DC Double Cutaway Semi-Hollow Guitar Black Opaque w/ Seymour Duncan PAFs & Case, Kalamazoo


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Up for sale, a 2016 Heritage Millennium Double Cutaway in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. A direct descendant of Gibson, Heritage guitars are still handcrafted under the guidance of original Gibson employees at the Kalamazoo, Michigan factory. After Gibson left their original factory in 1984, their employees purchased it and have continued the legacy and pioneering spirit that defined Gibson's golden age.

This Millennium features semi-hollow construction with a carved maple top, mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck, and a bound ebony fretboard. The semi-hollow design, measuring a compact and comfortable 13" across the lower bout, yields a natural acoustic resonance with both breadth and detail, qualities faithfully captured by the stock pair of Seymour Duncan humbuckers. The neck pickup is a SH-1N ‘59; this PAF-style humbucker has ample warmth with a singing, sweet top end and a slight midrange scoop to ensure optimal clarity. The bridge pickup is a Duncan Seth Lover (SH55), named after the architect of the PAF and surgically accurate in its materials and tonal response, delivering a warm, open tone with a smooth-yet-articulate sound and just the right balance of lows and trebles. This Millennium DC weighs 7lbs 15oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

The mahogany neck has a chunky C-shaped profile carve with generous shoulders in every register, gaining appreciably more heft and roundness in the upper registers, measuring .845” deep at the 1st fret, .925” at the 5th, and 1.015” at the 12th. The ebony fretboard has a 12” radius and features mother of pearl block inlay, with fret-edge binding on the pristine medium jumbo fretwire. This guitar plays cleanly up the 24 3/4“ scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod, and the stock bone nut measures 1 11/16” in width. The headstock sports “The Heritage” logo inlay, and the stock set of gold Grover Rotomatic tuning machines turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should. The handwritten serial on the back of the headstock dates production to 2016, and the silkscreened “Made in Kalamazoo, MI, USA” text is also present.

All of the electronics function as intended; the stock pair of Seymour Duncan humbuckers are governed by a three-way pickup selector switch, with independent pairs of Volume and Tone controls. The pickup baseplates retain all factory markings. The gold-plated bridge, stopbar, and pickup covers all shine like new, and plastics comprise the original quartet of black speed knobs. Through the bass-side F hole, the handwritten serialized label is present.

The gloss Black Opaque finish is framed by multi-ply white binding; this is a well-kept example, with cosmetic wear limited to some pick scuffing on the bass-side of the top and just a few minor nicks and marks on the body as a whole. The smooth gloss finish on the neck profile is smooth and clean, with just a few very shallow marks central to the carve.

The original Heritage-branded hardshell case is included.