product types: 

  • mandolins
  • acoustic guitars
  • bass guitars
  • electric guitars


Heritage Guitar Inc. was founded as a result of Gibson's decision to decided to close their historic 225 Parsons Street, Kalamazoo factory in 1984. Soon after some of the senior Gibson ex-employees decided to carry on the tradition of electric guitar manufacture in Kalamazoo. In 1985, they bought space at the former factory as well as a lot of the old guitar-making equipment. The original owners of Heritage were Jim Deurloo, Marv Lamb, and JP Moats. Later Bill Paige and Mike Korpak were also added co-owners. The first Heritage guitar was the H-140 solid body single cutaway electric guitar, launched at the 1985 NAMM show in New Orleans. Over the following years, Heritage has made various instruments, including banjos, mandolins, acoustic guitars and basses. Currently, however, Heritage only makes electric guitars.

Source: Heritage Guitar website


Heritage Guitar, Inc.
225 Parsons Street
49007 Kalamazoo , MI
United States
Michigan US