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Old 02-28-2019, 08:00 PM
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Default Bespoke Build : Drew Heinonen SJ Cedar/Indian RW : Fine Luthiers

Hi, Folks

We've got a bespoke build going on with Drew in the current batch. Some new aesthetic appointments were ordered for this build.
Hopefully, this thread can help folks who plan to commission a Heinonen SJ.

The client got a great impression of Drew's work after he tested the Cedar/Cocobolo SJ at our showroom.
He re-visited a few times and decided to go for a Cedar/Indian RW SJ. The client has no doubt about the tone then he tried to achieve a specific look for this SJ.

Here is the spec we nailed together for this build.

Spec

Body - SJ with Florentine Cutaway
Top - Western Red Cedar
B/S - East Indian Rosewood
Rosette - Radial Wood Rosette (Cocobolo)
Backstrip - Wood Accent (Cocobolo)
End Wedge - Wedge(Cocobolo) + Wood Accent strips (Cocobolo) + W/B/W Purfling
Top Purfling - Wood Accent (Cocobolo)
B&S Purfling - W/B/W
Binding - Cocobolo
Neck - 5piece neck (Olson neck profile)
Inlays - Wood+Shell head logo (Cocobolo + Abalone)
Heelcap - Ebony (Subtle Grain)
Headstock front veneer - Ebony (Jet Black)
Headstock back veneer - Ebony (Subtle Grain)
Truss rod Cover - Ebony (Subtle Grain)
Fretboard - Ebony bound with Wood Accent (Cocobolo)
Bridge - Ebony
Frets - Nickel frets

The Cedar Top we selected~



Naphtha shot



The EIR set



In the next post, we will share the design ideas for this build~

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Another build thread I am going to look forward to the lovely photos!
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:26 PM
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Another build thread I am going to look forward to the lovely photos!

Barry, We’ll update some photos shortly!
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Looks like fun. I'll be checking in!
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That will look nice with the cocobolo bindings, can't wait to see the finished guitar.
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Gonna look sexy this one
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Looks like fun. I'll be checking in!
I always enjoy working together with Drew~ Hope you enjoy this thread!

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That will look nice with the cocobolo bindings, can't wait to see the finished guitar.
Indeed! Some progression photos are coming shortly~

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Can’t wait to see it!
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Smile Very curious...

to follow this one. My 1st post on AGF. ..and particularly interested in the “unusual” design options as I am impatiently waiting for my own Heinonen build to start sometime hopefully is year and to be finalized sometime in 2020.
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I’ll be following this build with quite a bit of interest. I have a WRC over EIR cued up for a build later this year, so watching this one come together will be fun.

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Can’t wait to see it!
I am uploading some photos now!

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to follow this one. My 1st post on AGF. ..and particularly interested in the “unusual” design options as I am impatiently waiting for my own Heinonen build to start sometime hopefully is year and to be finalized sometime in 2020. [emoji6]

Cheers everyone, Lonzo
Congrats on your Heinonen build! Looking forward to your build thread as well! These are not unusual options but new stuff for a Heinonen build~

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I’ll be following this build with quite a bit of interest. I have a WRC over EIR cued up for a build later this year, so watching this one come together will be fun.



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Old 04-24-2019, 09:05 AM
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Hi, Folks

I was going to work on this post but it has been delayed a bit... Hope I am not too late to chime in [emoji4]

This rosette has been applied to a couple of custom Heinonen builds.


My client wanted a similar design but with some modifications. The Mods he wished were as follows;

- Enlarge the radial wood
- Narrower space between the sound hole edge and the outer rosette
- The current B/W/B/W/B outer rings > W/B/W rings

So Drew got us this mock-up photo to show us the enlarged radial wood.


Then this black channel on this upgraded mock-up is where the soundhole will fall for a visual reference. The soundhole edge will also get rounded over slightly which will shrink that space a bit more.

The W/B/W rings will be substituted with thinner purflings.


More will come shortly~

Cheers

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Old 04-24-2019, 10:11 AM
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Man that cat knows what he is doing! I’m hoping to sell one in order to place an order with Drew this year.
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:17 AM
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This looks like it will be a wonderful guitar. I have heard fine things about Drew's work. Thanks for letting us follow along.

Best,
Jayne
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:42 AM
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Beautiful woods, and a very tasteful rosette! I like how he uses the abalone without creating too much "bling".

Alan, did your client have specific reasons for choosing EIR? I think it's an oftentimes (unfairly) underrated wood that combines perfectly with Cedar in the hands of the right builer (clearly the case here).
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