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The backplates for the control cavity and switch are brown.

The Guitar Trader model pictured is a 1980 one-off, with a pearloid plaque on the back of the headstock with the number 001, along with a Kalamazoo eight-digit serial number, Gibson tuners similar to those used on Deluxes at the time, narrow ’59-style binding in the cutaway, ’59-style knobs, narrower headstock, large tortoiseshell side dot markers and a Nashville bridge. Folklore has it that this guitar was built by luthiers remaining in Kalamazoo shortly after the plant officially closed.

The pickups are one double white and one zebra under the covers.

The truss rod covers are inscribed with the model names.

This guitar may have been a prototype for some of the reissue style guitars to follow. It has the reissue format serial number (9 0732), thin binding in the cutaway, correct hardware, and a one-piece (i. With the exception of a few Kalamazoo-built prototypes or one-offs in circulation, all Heritage 80s were made in the Nashville plant between 1980 and ’82.