Our latest Beaumont from Scott Heatley takes its inspiration from a vintage Harmony H44.
Weighing in at 7lbs 2oz, the bolt-neck Beaumont model is simply a joy to play. Constructed from an Alder body and mahogany neck (25 1/2" scale), the Beaumont feels really solid and stout in-hand. There's an incredible amount of volume and sustain on tap, and the overall feel is snappy and punchy.
The Wolfetone pickups Scott had wired for this build put you squarely between Fender and Gibson tones. He describes it as a rock guitar voicing-wise, and we agree. These pickups balance really well (part of what was addressed in having these made for this guitar) and have a slightly hotter voice, though their respective tones are what you'd expect - twang in the bridge position and chimey midrange in the neck. We couldn't pull a bad sound of of this guitar, truth be told.
Scott is a builder obsessed with design, attention to detail, tone, playability, and consistency of build. These are truly flawless guitars (think Ron Thorn, Damian Probett, etc..not to compare, but that's the level we're talking about here). Not to be missed! Priced with hardshell case.
- Alder Body
- Mahogany Neck
- Nut width 1.67", 2.230" at 22nd fret
- Neck depth at 1st fret .900"
- Rosewood Fretboard
- Oversized dot inlays
- Multi ply white/black/white body binding
- White neck perfling
- Wolfetone Pickups
- CTS solid shaft pots
- Forney Bridge, Knobs, Jack
- Hipshot Tuners
- D'Addario 10 gauge strings
- Gator Hardshell Case