History

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TRUE TO TRADITION

Some of the former senior employees wanted to continue the tradition of handcrafting beautiful, high quality electric guitars in Kalamazoo when Gibson decided to move on. In the spring of 1985, they bought space at the iconic factory, much of the original guitar-making equipment, and the rest is history.

HISTORY MEETS EXPERIENCE

Jim Deurloo, Marv Lamb, and JP Moats (the founders of Heritage) had a combined total of 84 years of guitar-building experience when the company began. In time, Bill Paige and Mike Korpak joined as co-owners. Today, Jim, Marv, and Bill are still active in the daily business and their wealth of knowledge continues to live through the next generation of luthiers.

BUILT LIKE NO OTHER

Heritage introduced their first guitar, the H-140 solid body single cutaway electric guitar, at the 1985 NAMM show in New Orleans. Over the years, They have built a small array of various instruments. They now focus exclusively on making the world’s greatest hollow, semi-hollow, and solid body electric guitars.