Heritage Guitars For Sale
Heritage Guitar's owners decide to sell company
Posted by Kalamazoo Gazette August 31, 2007 12:44PM
Categories: Breaking News
By Alex Nixon
The men who started their own guitar company after Gibson Guitar Corp. left Kalamazoo in 1984 have temporarily halted operations and are in negotiations to sell Heritage Guitar Inc., one of the owners said Friday morning.
The door to the shop has been closed and locked for weeks at Heritage Guitar, which had operated out of the former Gibson factory on Parsons Street in Kalamazoo since 1985.
"We're selling it," said Marvin Lamb, one of four co-owners. Lamb started with Gibson in 1956 and was the factory's superintendent from 1974 until Gibson left for Nashville, Tenn.
"It looks like it's going to remain in Kalamazoo," Lamb said by telephone Friday. "We should know in a few days."
The deal is not complete, Lamb said. He declined to comment further.
The Gazette was unable to reach Heritage's other co-owners, J.P. Moats, Bill Paige or Jim Deurloo.