Up for sale, a 2020 Heritage H-530 hollowbody guitar in showroom-clean, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and hangtags. 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. The H-530 is Heritage's iteration of the ES-330 platform, with a gloss Antique Natural nitro lacquer finish and boutique Lollar P-90 pickups. Traditional tonewood ingredients include a figured fully-hollow maple body, one-piece mahogany neck, and bound rosewood fretboard.
Acoustically, this guitar has a chiming, resonant quality, with the immediacy and articulation of maple balanced by the warmth and airiness of the fully hollow construction. The Lollar pickups deliver plenty of classic P-90 bark and cutting roar; bright, punchy and glassy at the bridge, fuller and bell-like at the neck. These coils have the treble detail and dynamic sensitivity of pickups from Gibson's golden age, ideally suited to clean tones and rich overdrive. Featherweight at 6lbs 3oz, this Heritage has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with fresh 10-46 strings, low action and spot-on intonation.
The mahogany neck has 19 frets clear of the body, with a full C-shaped profile carve and plenty of shoulder, offering ideal substance yet shy "baseball bat" chunk, measuring .860” at the 1st fret and .945” at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard has practically perfect Jescar medium jumbo fretwire with fret edge binding, showing just a hint of wear beneath the plain strings on the crowns of frets 1-2. Conforming to traditional Gibson spec, the fretboard has a 12" radius, the scale length is 24 3/4", and the Corian nut measures a full 1 11/16" in width. On the headstock, the nickel-plated Grover Rotomatic tuners turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch.
The electronics function flawlessly, with the pair of Lollar P-90s governed by a three-way pickup selector switch and individual Volume and Tone controls for each pickup. Components in the harness include CTS 500K pots, Vishay .022uF capacitors, a Switchcraft pickup selector and Pure Tone input jack. Hardware includes the Tone Lock Nashville-style Tune-o-Matic bridge and trapeze tailpiece, both with bright nickel plating. The nitro lacquer gloss Antique Natural finish highlights consistent curly flame figuring across the body, and there's barely a scratch on the instrument.
The original hardshell case and hangtags are included.