A Heatley question for all (pics) -

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  1. smilefan

    smilefan Member

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    I ordered a Tradition from Scott.

    In a nutshell, I ordered:

    An 8 lb. 1960 Les Paul Historic, with Anderson-style heavy
    stainless steel frets, WCR Crossroads in the neck,
    Darkburst at the bridge, with an RS Guitarworks vintage
    wiring setup.

    Interesting part: I told Scott to choose an understated
    top, and to apply a traditional-style burst to it, entirely
    his own discretion what color and style.

    Here is what he came up with - What do you think of
    Scott's taste/judgement?


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  2. whoofnagle

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    I would say he nailed it!:dude

    Bill
     
  3. Quinny

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    I was looking at that one this evening on the site and thinking how nice it is. Definitely understated but a very interesting top indeed as well. I LOVE the burst, that's a great finish.

    What do you think of it yourself? I'd be very excited indeed personally.

    Q.
     
  4. fretnot

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    I think that is really cool that you let him decide what to do with it...shall we say, "Carte Blanche." I do the same thing with the guitars that Scott has done with me to a point. I think he should have finished it in Pink with paisleys, but oh well... :D

    Seriously, it looks awesome. Congrats...use it well!

    ---Brian
     
  5. smilefan

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    My post was a leading question. I love it. I'm blown away.
    It looks elegant and vintagey at the same time. The back
    is the same dark chocolate brown transparent color used on many
    Gibson vintage pieces. Yummy.

    I have a long-standing love/hate relationship with Les Pauls,
    as many do. I hope this Heatley masterpiece will end the
    conflict.
     
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    r9player Silver Supporting Member

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    The V in that is awesome .. just stylin'!
     
  8. JoeB63

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    Very nice!!!

    Now tell us where Scott sourced the Anderson-style Heavy SS frets. (My favorites).
     
  9. Scott Peterson

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    Killer by any measure. Wow!
     
  10. tradarama

    tradarama www.PRIMEGUITARS.com Silver Supporting Member

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    I just love mine and you'll love yours.
     
  11. PB Wilson

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    +1

    It reminds me of the tailpiece of the original Flying V. Very cool looking guitar.
     
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    WOW!! It looks fantastic!! Scott definately does some amazing work...congrats!! :D

    Shad
     
  13. michaelg

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    a little self promotion never hurt anybody;)

    is that the flash or is that finish caked on?
    :confused:
     
  14. hemlock

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    That's a really interesting top, isn't it? Great burst, too.
     
  15. Drunkagain

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    Beautiful! He definitely nailed it. :dude
     
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    You'd have to ask Scott, I dont concern myself with
    those details. I'm paying him for that.

    But, the Anderson heavy stainless frets are my fav's as well.
    Really sold on them. I cant go back to nickel-silver.
     
  18. slipbeer

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    It's ok unless you wanted a plaintop.

    Now, if you wanted a plaintop, I'm not sure this will do it for you but I am more than willing to step in and take it off of your hands at this stage of the project.

    Yup, I'm definitely willing to do that for ya' bro!

    In fact, I insist.

    Really, I would be more than happy to do that for you for that incredibly cool top on that amazing guitar.
     
  19. laiben

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    I love scott's finish! The finish on my explorer is so 3D!
     
  20. Riscchip

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    Bow down before the Heatley!
     

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