Prestige Heritage Guitar Santa Cruz CA

The Heritage’s sunburst, quiltedmaple top is stop-you-in-yourtracks stunning, so if you’re a slave to beautiful things, you’ll think nothing of paying $200 more than the Classic to call this beauty your own. Its gorgeous glow might even make you forget its weight—which may put gravity to work on some player’s shoulders a bit more than they’d like.

Washington Street Music
(831) 427-1429
515 Washington St
Santa Cruz, CA
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Union Grove Music
(831) 427-0670
1003 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA
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Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Piano Studio
(831) 227-0849
2990 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Capritaurus Music
(831) 335-4478
5497 Highway 9
Felton, CA
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Jansen Music
(831) 724-4798
1931 Main St
Watsonville, CA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Starving Musician Inc
(831) 426-1975
1400 Ocean St
Santa Cruz, CA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Sylvan Music
(831) 427-1917
1521 Mission St
Santa Cruz, CA
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Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Soundposts Violins & Basse
(831) 464-3000
3235 Paper Mill Rd
Soquel, CA
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Hill Guitar Co
(831) 336-9317
8011 Highway 9
Ben Lomond, CA
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Los Gatos Gauitar Gallery
(408) 395-0767
326 Village Ln
Los Gatos, CA
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Prestige Heritage Guitar

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The Heritage’s sunburst, quiltedmaple top is stop-you-in-yourtracks stunning, so if you’re a slave to beautiful things, you’ll think nothing of paying $200 more than the Classic to call this beauty your own. Its gorgeous glow might even make you forget its weight—which may put gravity to work on some player’s shoulders a bit more than they’d like. In any case, I wanted to see what the Heritage’s extra beef proposition brought to the tonal table. Acoustic sustain between the Heritage and Classic was about the same. I fretted and picked a few notes around each guitar’s neck with a 1mm pick—trying to keep the attack the same—and the notes would ring out for around six to seven seconds on each guitar. Draw. I tried the same test after plugging into the lead channel of the Mesa/Boogie Stiletto, and the Heritage consistently out-sustained the Classic by just a couple of seconds.Nod to Heritage. Frequency-wise, both guitars are lively and articulate, but the Heritage has an ever-so-slightly darker timbre to its mids, while the Classic’s mids are a tad airier. No winner—totally up to user preference.

So, as the Heritage boasts the same excellent workmanship as the Classic, choosing between them really comes down to whether you dig the Heritage’s ultra-luscious top, and whether you can comfortably sling the heavier Heritage around your neck for long sets or torturous rehearsals. Happily, there’s no right or wrong answer, as both models rule.

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