As a homegrown independent guitar shop, The Music Emporium is all about fostering relationships that are grown from the same soil, so to speak. Working with fellow independent luthiers, builders, and small business owners is what continues to feed our excitement, our desire, and our creative energy. We absolutely LOVE sharing these relationships with the world through our little shop in Lexington, Massachusetts. The newest addition to our family couldn't align any better, really.
Please join us in giving a warm welcome to our good friend and fellow Massachusetts resident Trevor Healy and Healy Guitars! Now let's dive in on these beauties!
The Healer is the first of two Healy models we've ever spent any time with, and it's one of the classiest offset style designs we've seen in a modern electric. Local Massachusetts guitarist and fellow gear junkie Pete Aleksi (Ghosts Of Jupiter) put his personal Healers in our hands a few years ago, went ahead and got us hooked on these, and...well...the rest is history.
Pete's personal Healer models are actually the inspiration for this one. We love his so much that we felt it just made sense to get the same spec build.
We absolutely love the sound of Korina-bodied electrics here at TME - it's got the great qualities of Mahogany with a little more upper midrange cut and some top end power. It's usually a little lighter to boot. Naturally, we jumped at the opportunity to get a Korina Healer going, and as you might guess, we can't get enough of this one.
A feature you're sure to see with Healy Guitars moving forward is the two-tone aesthetic. Trevor wraps the top color beautifully over the soft and comfortable radius edge of the body, giving it a very unique look. The Vintage White matte water base finish provides a striking contrast to the custom finished celluloid nitrate tortoise pickguard and lighter tone of the Korina body and neck. The Indian Rosewood fingerboard carries that darker tone of the pickguard perfectly up the neck, where the matching Vintage White headstock is there to greet it with some more tasteful contrast. It's hard to beat the matching headstock look, right?
The Fralin 3x3 Mini Humbuckers truly come alive in this guitar, as the Chambered Korina body definitely adds some of that aforementioned tonal heft and top end response to the great clarity and range of the pickups. Again, this is a variation on Pete Aleksi's Healer that we couldn't get enough of, and if it ain't broke...
Out of all of the guitars we received in the first batch, this Korina Healer can definitely speak some of the Gibson style language, but at the end of the day, it's all about what Trevor has done to make it feel, play, and sound like its own thing. That's what we love about it.
Up until now, Healy Guitars have been almost exclusively built one by one for each customer on a custom order basis. 2022 marks a welcome shift for Trevor, and an exciting collaboration for us both at that. These guitars are truly special, and we're thrilled to be able to represent them here at TME!
Price includes a Mono M80 Gig Bag.
- Body: Chambered Korina
- Finish: Matte water base Vintage White top
- Neck: Korina
- Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
- Scale Length: 25"
- Nut Width: 1 5/8"
- Neck Shape: Medium-Full C / .87" @ 1st fret - .92" @ 12th fret
- Fretboard Radius: 10"
- Jescar 47095 Fret Wire
- Pickups: Fralin Custom 3x3 Mini Humbuckers
- Electronics: Volume, Tone, 3-way Switch
- Bridge: MojoAxe CWT-A Wraparound
- Tuners: Kluson Safe-T-Post
- Serial # 021622
- Weight: 7.125 lbs