Heatley Just Arrived!!!

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  1. whoofnagle

    whoofnagle Member

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    Well I got the call at the office today that my guitar had successfully made it out of Memphis yesterday and was on my doorstep. It was so hard to make it throught hte next several hours. As I rushed home all I could think about was what the best would look like when I opened the case. When I started to open it, my wife was more anxious than I was. It must be all of the talk about this guitar for the last year!

    When I opened the case I was speechless. The guitar really looked wonderful. The color on the body is little darker than the pictures, which is fine by me.:D

    The neck, where do I start with the neck. Man is it great. Scott put a very light coat of lacquer on it, thus with some play I should hit bare wood down the road. The size is perfect. It is a little smaller than the 59 carve on my Baker, which is exactly what I asked for when Scott and I talked.

    Enough said, I have some playing to do. If there are any folks in the northern virginia area who are thinking about a Heatley let me know and I would be more than willing to let you get a first hand look at his work.

    Here are a few more pics that I took today.

    I will post a tone report in the future, but what little I have heard sounds great!

    Bill

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  2. hansoloist

    hansoloist Supporting Member

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    Wow. That is a jaw-dropper for sure. You must give us a full report once you've spent some time with it!!! This makes me all the more excited to get mine. Enjoy!

    peace
    -jeff
     
  3. fretnot

    fretnot Gold Supporting Member

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    very nice. the neck joint rules! :dude
     
  4. DrPCR

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    Congrats, another stunning heatley, wow, love that neck.

    Kudos!
     
  5. Kappy

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    Nice axe! Congrats.
     
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    That really looks great.....I love to see all of these new Heatley creations. Scott has performed his magic once again, congrats to all involved :)

    Shad
     
  7. Scott Peterson

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    Outstanding! Congrats!!!!!
     
  8. edgarallanpoe

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    The Heatley Tradition is on my short lists of "must have" guitars. I owned one briefly but the neck shape just didn't suit me...I bought it used. I want one with a BIG neck! LOL!!
     
  9. emjee

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    Amazing top. It looks like its on fire! What kinda wood is the neck and fretboard?

    emjee
     
  10. whoofnagle

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    The are both Cocobolo. This is the best feeling neck I have ever played. Being that this was my first custom guitar, I was the most nervous about the neck, but Scott nailed it. It is soo smooth. I can slide down the fret board like never before.

    I am sooooo happy!!:D

    Bill
     
  11. Quinny

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    Woooooow!!! Love the spec of that guitar.... what an axe!!! Congrats! Be sure to post a tone report when you get the chance, I'd love to hear what you think of this one tonally.

    Q.
     
  12. Dave Bacon

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    Very very very nice there Bill. Bet that makes the wait for the Thorn a little easier to take. Actually, I'm sure its been just as hard waiting for that.

    Dave
     

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