In a nutshell? This Parisienne, dubbed "Peggy" by Scott Heatley, is a masterpiece.
Ok, we can't leave you hanging with just that, we get it - but - this is a stunning guitar in every regard. Study the pics if you haven't already - the amount of detail work Scott put into this guitar is incredible. Obviously there's the tortoise - none more tort, right? But it works. Boy does it work. It's stunning in person - binding, pickguard, pickup covers, switch tip, headstock, fingerboard inlays, knobs, back plates, strap buttons....the tort detailing is exceptionally beautiful.
But what you can't tell from pics is how this guitar feels in hand - what is it like to play? In a word? Incredible. It's lightweight (7lbs) and has elements of, say, a Les Paul Special, though the Parisienne is more refined and elegant. Gibson references aside, the neck carve is more in the Grestch world - chunky, but somewhat oval shaped in a really appealing, comfortable way. Combined with its flawless fretwork, this Parisienne is incredibly easy, and really fun, to play.
Plugged in? Exactly what you'd expect, and want, from a Wolfetone P90 loaded mahogany body/maple cap, mahogany neck, short-scale guitar - killer midrange chime and muscle coupled with a sweet and articulate top-end. Clean? Gorgeous. Overdriven? Muscular, punchy....this guitar can cover quite a bit of ground and will have you looking damned good in the process.
World-class craftsmanship, gorgeous design work, flawless execution, and vibe. Scott's work is at once beautiful, and most importantly, has a ton of soul and character. Not to be missed! Priced with hardshell case.
- Mahogany back and neck
- Eastern flame maple top
- East Indian rosewood fretboard
- All the tortoise
- Wolfetone P90s
- CTS pots
- Stainless steel frets .055” high .105” wide
- .875” depth neck at the first fret
- 1 11/16” nut width
- 2.25” width at the 22nd fret
- Amber Lamps stain
- Gator case