Heatley Tradition solidbody, by Scott Heatley. Canadian luthier specializing in super
premium, handmade Gibson-style set neck electrics. This is a special instrument with a one-of-a-kind chevron pattern in the aged maple top. The guitar is featured on the Heatley Guitars site here: http://www.heatleyguitars.com/richtrad/richtrad.htm

Neck Specs:
Scott’s special Satin Nitro finish (butter smooth, zero friction)
Neck carve is a 60’s slim taper Gibson -style with about 10-15% more meat
(a fast neck)
Stainless steel frets (6150 size, .042 X .102) – in gleaming perfect condition,
not a mark on them
Rosewood board with flame maple binding and MOP fret markers
Sperzel locking tuners
Buzz Feiten tuning system with Delrin nut (installed by RS Guitarworks)

Body Specs:
Satin Nitro finish in Tobacco Sunburst with Flame Maple binding.
Mahogany body with aged maple cap, 9.1 pounds
Full RS Guitarworks harness with Super Pots and NOS Russian paper in oil caps
(.022 bridge, .015 neck).
Lightweight aluminum tailpiece by RS Guitarworks
Tone Pros locking Tune-a-Matic bridge
Gator hardshell case

Pickups: I conducted a four pickup shootout for this guitar with Lollar
“Low Wind” Imperials, Lindy Fralin “Pure PAF’s”, Tom Short “Undercover Mini’s”, and Wolfetone “Legends”. The Tom Short’s won, and sound the most like clear, sweet, honky PAF’s in this guitar. A lot of research went into getting the right PU’s in this guitar. (They are the chrome-covered set in the very top picture).

Condition is 9/10. A couple tiny chips in the nitro by the horn, too small to photograph. Otherwise great shape.

The price is $2,300 + shipping. Will ship to Europe/Asia. (His base price for a
plain top is $3200, with 2 yr build time!) This is an insanely good deal on a $4,000 handmade, boutique Les Paul style. Super premium woods, slick pro playability, plus the best guitar electronics made, for a used Gibson price!

Will accept $100 deposit to hold if you need a week to get the money together (non-refundable).

Bump for an incredible guitar. Anyone considering a new purchase
of a Les Paul should investigate a Heatley first. You get so much
more for your money.