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Heritage Sweet 16 Archtop Guitar

Heritage Sweet 16 Archtop Guitar

$ 3,489.00

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Heritage Sweet 16 Archtop (1998)

  • Solid Curly Maple back (custom carved) and sides
  • Solid Spruce top
  • Florentine cutaway
  • Ivoroid body & f hole bindings
  • Ebony fretboard with split block inlays
  • The fretboard is bound with purfling lines
  • Multi-bound Maple pickguard with volume contol
  • Floating humbucker pickup
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Gold Grover tuning machines
  • Ebony headstock faceplate with MOP logo and "Sweet 16"
  • Gold tailpiece with H logo
  • Ebony bridge with "16" on the wings
  • 5 piece laminated Maple neck
  • Excellent overall condition with original case
  • SN: ALM-513
  • Condition: Used
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Cutaway: Florentine
  • Lower bout: 16"
  • Pickup: Single Humbucker
  • Kalamazoo’s history with the guitar dates back to the late 1800’s when a man by the name of Orville Gibson arrived in town and began designing his own innovative mandolins. By the early 1900’s, his company was also producing guitars and other stringed instruments and, throughout most of the next century, the Gibson Guitar Corporation grew to become the world’s premier guitar manufacturer. From 1917, that growth occurred at the historic 225 Parsons Street location, until 1984 when the company left Kalamazoo for good, closing the doors on the iconic factory.

    Not long after, a few former senior employees had decided they wanted to continue the tradition of handcrafting beautiful, high quality electric guitars in Kalamazoo. By the spring of 1985, those individuals had acquired space at the former factory, purchased a lot of the old guitar-making equipment, and were ready to roll.

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