Swee Lee is proud to announce that we’ll be working with Heritage Guitars to bring you a very special version of their most coveted instrument – the Heritage Custom Shop Build 1215 H-150.
What’s the deal with these amazing guitars? Read on to find out!
What is the Heritage Custom Shop Build 1215 H-150?
A custom order devised by the guitar experts here at Swee Lee, the Heritage Custom Shop Build 1215 H-150 is not like any other guitar. It’s made to elevate the already iconic Custom Core H-150 to even greater heights.
With custom specifications and a whole assortment of meaningful changes, the Heritage Custom Shop Build 1215 H-150 is built upon countless refinements based on our customers’ feedback. Your feedback!
Heritage Custom Shop Build 1215 H-150: The Build
Crafted by the most experienced artisans at their iconic 225 Parsons Street factory in Kalamazoo, this custom build features the finest curly maple top and an ultra-lightweight genuine mahogany back. However, we’ve gone even further by applying weight relief – making the guitar extra comfortable to play for long hours without sacrificing tone.
The ergonomic improvements don’t stop there! This Custom Shop Build 1215 H-150 features a special modified 50s C-shaped neck profile that’s truly comfortable on the hands. With a redesigned carve top, 17° headstock, and 4.5° neck angle, the Custom Core H-150 is optimised for excellent playability – be it fast or slow.
We’ve also heard feedback from our customers about wanting bigger frets. Based on this, the Heritage Custom Shop Build 1215 H-150 comes standard with Jumbo-sized frets – making this guitar an absolute dream to play.
Heritage Custom Shop Build 1215 H-150: The Gloss & Hardware
As with all great guitars, the Heritage Custom Shop Build 1215 H-150 features an immaculate nitrocellulose finish. We’ve specified a vintage gloss polish for both a subtle shine and a velvety smooth feel – a classy finish that allows this singlecut to age beautifully over time.
The headstock boasts a holly veneer and carries the ‘Heritage’ logo with a Twin Arrow inlay. Proprietary Heritage branded tuners that are custom laser-etched are also found on the back of the headstock. This along with Heritage’s specially-designed locking bridge and aluminium stopbar tailpiece allows increased sustain and resonance – allowing your notes to ring out and sing.
No expense has been spared for the safety of this guitar too. All Heritage Custom Shop Build 1215 H-150 guitars are accompanied by a Heritage Custom Shop hardshell case – complete with a certificate of authenticity and case candies.
Heritage Custom Shop Build 1215 H-150: The Tones
The Heritage Custom Shop Build 1215 H-150 comes equipped with the 225 Classic humbuckers – pickups that have taken the guitar world by storm. Designed and wound in-house to the strictest standards, these vintage-inspired pickups are tailored specifically for the Heritage Custom Core H-150.
Their exceptional design and meticulous construction have yielded a vintage-output humbucker that delivers a rich and dynamic tone – perfect for a wide range of musical genres. Whether you’re seeking clean, full sounds or powerful, overdriven tones, these 225 Classic humbuckers are sure to impress.
Heritage Custom Shop Build 1215 H-150: Full Specs
- Body Material: Premium Curly Maple (Top) / Ultra-Light Genuine Mahogany with Weight Relief (Back)
- Body Colour: Dirty Lemon Burst
- Body Finish: Nitrocellulose, Vintage Gloss
- Fretboard Material: Rosewood
- Fretboard Radius: 12″
- Fret Size: Jescar Jumbo
- Nut Material: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.657″
- Neck Profile: Modified ’50s C (.0.888″ – 0.945″)
- Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
- Scale Length: 24-3/4″
- No. of Frets: 22
- Fretboard Inlays: Acrylic Trapezoid
- Headplate: Pearl ‘Heritage’ Logo and Custom Shop Motif
- Pickups: Heritage Custom Shop 225 Classic Humbuckers (Neck & Bridge)
- Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-Way Toggle
- Electronics: Custom CTS Potentiometers, Orange Drop .022uF Capacitors, Switchcraft Toggle Switch and Input Jack
- Bridge: Locking Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Aluminum Stopbar
- Pickguard: Plastic
- Strings: Elixir Optiweb 10-46
- Tuning Machines: ‘Heritage’ Branded Tuners
- Hardware Finish: Nickel
- Control Knobs: Gold Top
- Switch Tip: Amber
- Case: Custom Shop Case and Case Candies
The Heritage Custom Shop Build 1215 H-150 is everything you love about vintage guitars coupled with modern ergonomics and playability. A celebration of an icon and an honoured classic, the Heritage Custom Shop Build 1215 H-150 delivers the energy of guitars from the golden age and the excellence of modern innovation.
Swee Lee’s Heritage Custom Shop Build 1215 H-150 is a must-have for guitar enthusiasts who want a premium instrument built by master luthiers with decades of experience. The guitar is available for pre-order right now – so get in touch with our team of sales engineers or retail staff if you’d like to have yours built right now.
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