Heatley 59 or Yaron 59

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by oscar100, May 21, 2013.

  1. scott

    scott Member

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    I've been getting a lot of emails since these threads have popped up.
    I'd like to just reiterate that my tradition it NOT a clone or a "replica".
    That is not what I was trying to do with this guitar. It is my version of a classic guitar.
    I have never, nor will I ever build a clone or a replica.
    There are many other builders that will make clones or lps that are closer to the originals.
    I'm not your guy for clones. It's not my thing.
    Thanks for all the interest though:)
     
  2. Quinny

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    Does that mean a goldtop, relic'd replica is out? :p
     
  3. enharmonic

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    Build quality is going to be off the charts with either one. Different flavors of awesome IMO.

    I want a Heatley Retro-matic. :dude
     
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    Not to sully the waters, but the DGN Paragon '59 is an awesome build as well.
     
  5. scott

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    Those DNG's look really nice.
    Nice burst on that one.

    Q. No I don't think I'll be doing too many gold top relics....lol....ever.
     
  6. KennethC

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    I've always loved the look of the Retromatic. Just wish the body could be smaller - I'm on the smaller side (a 335 would prob look just a bit big on me).
     
  7. beorn

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    This I think is the same guitar that one finds in several YT videos.

    The sound is great, very authentic in my opinion (Mr. Neafsey is another builder who winds his own pickups), and the satisfaction on the players' faces is also pretty persuasive.

     
  8. DM426

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    Another option is the Nik Huber Orca 59. Huber Guitars are some of the finest instruments money can buy, but they are expensive.

    http://www.nikhuber-guitars.com/orca59.html

    The Orca 59 isn't a Les Paul, but it may be a 'better' Les Paul. YMMV.
     
  9. django49

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    I can attest it that!

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  10. scott

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    I'm working on it.....should be roughed out after the summer.


    Hubers are awesome guitars, I've met nick and talked to him by phone a few times. He's a super nice guy and his guitars and precision made. Very high quality.
     
  11. Drowned Rabbit

    Drowned Rabbit Black Beauty Beats Burst

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    For a second I was like, "is that John Mayer?"

    Thought I recognized the O face.

     
  12. oscar100

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    got myself a scott heatley and am v v v v v v v happy

    highly recommended
     
  13. AxelF

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    The neck joint on the Heatley Traditions is sooo comfortable to play. Love it on mine. The absolutely right choice that you've changed this, Scott.


    BTW, I possibly will be selling a Heatley Tradition Goldtop with P90, if someone's interested ...
     
  14. oscar100

    oscar100 Member

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    got my heatley from axel - righteous stand up dude - recommended
     
  15. KennethC

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    thanks, and no thanks. Now I need to add another line to my list of projected expenses for the year.

    :love:
     
  16. scott

    scott Member

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    Sorry Kenneth, I have my own list of expenses so I feel your pain:p
    The smaller version will be a bolt on. I'm actually working on a couple on different bodies for a bolt on series. The prices should be a little easier on the wallet and I'm hoping for shorter lead times as well.
    Thanks for all the kind words everyone.

    Scott.
     
  17. oscar100

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    v interested to see scotts bolt ons given how great my tradition is....
     

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