Incredible Les Paul–style electric tenor guitar from 1984, built by Heritage
Guitar Co. of Kalamazoo, Michigan. (Heritage, if you didn't know, is the company
that took over the old Gibson factory on Parsons Street in Kalamazoo when Gibson
moved to Nashville.) Reportedly this is the only instrument of its kind that
Heritage made. Single-cutaway body with twin pickups and controls in all
the right places. Block mother-of-pearl inlays, 23-inch scale length, and an
honest-to-goodness real Bigsby tremolo bar.
It's pretty to look at, but also has tone and
playability to match its looks. Gibson did make a handful of tenor Les Pauls in
the 1950s, but they're more expensive than this, have no tremolo bar, and
generally come in "TV yellow," which, um, wouldn't be my first choice. This is
the next best thing ... maybe even a better thing.
Rectangular hardshell case included.
Can be set up for standard (CGDA), octave mandolin (GDAE), or
Chicago (DGBE) tuning.
for more information. $2,750 plus shipping.