The 157W is a refreshed take on a classic design.
Kalamazoo, Michigan (June 23, 2016) -- Heritage Guitar is proud to introduce its newest limited edition series, the H-157W.
Manufactured at the historic factory at 225 Parsons Street in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the 157W is a refreshed take on a classic design. Like the iconic Heritage H-157 model, the 157W features a solid mahogany body and neck, with multiple white and black binding around the body top and back, and single white binding on the neck and headstock. The limited edition, however, is also crafted using specifically chosen, ultra premium Western Maple. The solid premium mahogany body is hand-selected, and the result is a beautiful, non-weight relieved guitar guaranteed to be less than 9.5 lbs.
The 157W also maintains a vintage Kalamazoo design in regards to the electronics, being the first Heritage guitar packed with ThroBak electronics. ThroBak KZ-115 PAF humbuckers are wound on the same machine that was used at the Parsons Street factory back in 1957, and provide unmatched tonal reproduction of early PAF pickup dynamics and the low end depth of the originals.
Only 50 guitars will be made available worldwide – 25 in gorgeous Quilted Maple and 25 in stunning Tiger Maple. The instruments are available from Heritage authorized dealers in two new eye-popping finishes – Honey Lemon with nickel hardware and Fireburst with gold hardware. Each guitar is appointed with a matching maple headstock and shadowed The Heritage logo.
All elements of this limited production run are overseen by Heritage master builder Pete Farmer. Other guitar features include:
- 13" width; 17-¼ length; 2" rim thickness
- 17° peghead pitch
- 24-3/4" scale
- 22-fret ebony fingerboard
- 12” radius
- Mother-of-pearl block inlays
- ThroBak wiring harness with Luxe Bumble Bee capacitors
- ThroBak pure nickel hex core strings
- Two volume and two tone controls; one toggle switch
- Tone-pro bridge, stop bar tailpiece, speed knobs
We welcome all Summer NAMM attendees to visit the Heritage booth #843 for the opportunity to see the H-157W in person.
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