New Heatley Standard

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by Stopgo, Jun 20, 2006.


  1. Stopgo

    Stopgo Member

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    Made the trip up to Scott's shop this past weekend to pick up my Hollow Standard . . . What a journey, and what guitar! Acoustically, she sounds so reasonant and full. You could seriously record this thing for an acoustic track! Plugged in = very fat. Playing some funk chords on the neck pup, the guit just pushes serious air, very full. Single note stuff just sustains for ever, and this is at apartment level volumes! Can't say enough how much I'm into this guitar. Sounds incredible, perfect neck, looks are exactly what I was after, and workmanship that is second to none.

    Like I told Scott, I've bought and sold a lot of guitars, but only have two that are "lifers," this is one of them. Check it out, let me know what you all think!

    http://www.heatleyguitars.com/nicksstandard/nicksstandard.htm

    Thanks Scott!
     
  2. fretnot

    fretnot Gold Supporting Member

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    Oh man...what have you done. You have awoken a sleeping giant. Sell that guitar to me at once or face the consequences...consider yourself warned...

    :Devil :FM

    www.heatleyforum.com
     
  3. Kappy

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    Heh... I was ripping it up on my Modern just before I sat down here to take a break from playing. What a beautiful axe you have! Congratulations. Knowing what a blast they are to play, I could imagine the kinda' bliss you're in with that thing.
     
  4. Nomadgtr

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    Man Scott is a real artist, I don't think I've ever seen anything of his I didn't like. Beautiful...just beautiful!
     
  5. Stopgo

    Stopgo Member

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    Fretnot, I think you can hold out till your koa beauty comes off the bench. I saw her while I was up in the shop . . . you've got an amazing axe coming your way! Can't wait to see the final product :dude
     
  6. fretnot

    fretnot Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks! But don't try and distract me from your guitar... :D

    Scott is my guitar pimp...but instead of giving me crack to stay loyal, he shoots me a picture of a fretboard or something...damn I have issues!
    :BEER
     
  7. Drunkagain

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    That is a beauty! Congratulations. Scott makes some amazing instruments for sure.
     
  8. Rusty G.

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    Beautiful guitar. Enjoy!
     
  9. MOJO

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    She turned out beautiful..enjoy it
    by the way i love the shot with space Needle in the background..very classy:cool:

    can't wait for mine..scott does incredible work
     
  10. jspax7

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    Gorgeous guitar! I really gig the sound holes. :cool:

    Oh, and the Space Needle headstock is happening too. ;)
     
  11. smilefan

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    Scott is deep into my second Tradition.
    A chambered Goldtop with Lollar P-90's
    and Anderson-sized heavy stainless frets!
    I'm squirming!

    Your hollow is astounding! How blessed we are to
    be able to patronize artists like Scott.
     
  12. cnardone

    cnardone Supporting Member

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    THat is beautiful. Can you give us more specs? Body/neck wood, scale length, pickups?

    enjoy her for a long time.

    cmn
     
  13. Shadscbr

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    Very, Very sweet Stopgo!!

    Welcome to the Heatley hollowbody club :D

    oh yeah, don't let Fretnot weasel in on your new guitar...he has PLENTY!!! :dude

    Shad
     
  14. Lerxst2112

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    That is SO gorgeous, man! Congrats!
     
  15. Stopgo

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    Specs as follows:

    Standard Hollowbody
    Maple top, originally speced for a AAA, but I ended up going going a little bigger, not sure what the final grade was.
    25.5 in. scale
    Mother of Pearl Trapazoid Inlays
    Maple neck binding
    BRW fretboard W/matching headstock
    Mahogany back and neck
    TOM bridge W/stoptail
    2 Custom wound Wolfetone humbuckers
    Grover Mini Rotomatics (tuners)
    Tobaco burst finish (yellow to black/brown on edges)
     
  16. Dana Olsen

    Dana Olsen Gold Supporting Member

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    That makes two of us.

    Wow, what a stunner insturment!

    Dana
     
  17. Crazyquilt

    Crazyquilt Guitar Dad Silver Supporting Member

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    Damn, Nick. That is truly smokin'. Nice score!
     
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    Well, that is one INCREDIBLE guitar! I'd expect nothing less from Scott, though. Love that carved mahogany back... I think I'm two years into my standard now, and I still love it, and am still discovering super-cool things about it.
     
  20. Ken I

    Ken I Silver Supporting Member

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    Beautiful, Congrats!
     

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