2004 Heritage H170 OSB (Old Style Burst)

“H-170CM

– double cutaway mahogany body, cream-bound carved solid curly maple top, mahogany neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, three-per-side tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, two humbucker pickups, four knobs (two v, two tone), three-position switch, chrome hardware, available in Standard or Translucent finishes, 24.75 in.scale, mfg. 1996-2004.”

From the Heritage Website:

“Heritage H170 Specifications :

Neck : 17 degree peghead pitch; one piece mahogany neck.

Fingerboard : 24 3/4” scale rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets; mother of pearl position markers.

Body : Double cutaway; solid body with solid carved curly maple top and mahogany back; cream bound top; with cream pickguard.

Body Size :

Rim Thickness – 1 1/2”

Body Width – 12 1/2”

Body Length – 17 1/4”

Electronics : Two humbucking pickups with exposed coils; two volume and one master tone control with selector switch.”

 

A beautiful Heritage H170.  This is a superb example of the very best that “The Heritage” can produce.  The guitar is in almost pristine condition and the amazing HRW pickups provide a clear articulate and very dynamic tone – I’ve only seen it equalled by the Tim Shaw pickups and Bill Lawrence pickups in my 1980’s and ’90’s Les Pauls.  Despite what the “Blue Book” entry says above, this model is issued from the factory with only 3 knobs – two volume, one tone, and the pickup selector is in the place of the second tone knob. This configuration was standard on models such as the H110.

Awesome – total access – total tone….  Heritage Rendall Wall Pickups – (HRW Pickups) – Totally brilliant!