British Columbia-based Scott Heatley is a builder obsessed with design, attention to detail, tone, playability, and consistency of build. His work is truly flawless and if you're a fan of Ron Thorn, Damian Probett, etc...these guitars should definitely be on your radar (not to compare, just providing a reference point).
This bolt-neck Beaumont model, beautifully outfitted in tortoise appointments and dubbed 'Jayne', is simply a joy to play (and look at). Constructed from a korina topped semi-hollow ash body and birdseye maple neck (25 1/2" scale), the Beaumont feels really solid and stout in-hand. There's an incredible amount of sustain on tap, and the overall feel is snappy and punchy - almost like a Les Paul Special with a bit of Fender snap.
The Wolfetone P90s are housed in jaw-dropping custom made tortoise pickup covers...honestly? Take a minute and look closely at the pics. The amount of work that must've gone into just this part of the guitar tells you all you need to know about Scott and his obsessive attention to detail. You can easily follow that thread around the guitar where you're greeted with gorgeous details at every turn.
With all our focus on the looks, don't get us wrong, this guitar is far from just a pretty face - it plays and sounds fantastic. Punchy, fat midrange, chimey, snappy top end, hotter output... We couldn't pull a bad sound of of this guitar, truth be told. These pickups are a perfect match for this guitar, making it quite versatile and rewarding whether played clean or overdriven.
What can we say? These are brilliant guitars that are definitely worthy of your consideration - look closely at the pictures and you'll see gorgeous details throughout. Masterful stuff here, folks. Priced with hardshell case.
- Korina top on semi hollow Swamp Ash back
- Birds eye Maple neck and fretboard
- Proprietary three part oil and wax finish on neck
- Bone White TV finish
- Wolfetone P90s With custom tortoise topped covers
- SS frets .100” W X .45” tall
- 10” to 16” compound radius fretboard
- C carve .900” at first fret
- Heatley pac-man knobs
- Heatley double offset inlays
- Tortoise binding on the neck
- Tortoise binding with celluloid MOP purfling
- Tortoise bound pick-guard