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Brand New Heinonen SJ, Bubinga/Sinker Redwood
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Status
Sold
Brand
Heinonen, T. Drew
Builder
T. Drew Heinonen
Product Year
2018
Model
SJ
Serial #
030
New/Preowned
New
SKU
TMP1018
Condition
Brand new
Body Type(s)
Medium, SJ
Back & Sides
Bubinga
Top
Redwood - Sinker
Neck Wood
5 Piece Mahogany/Rosewood/Maple
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Bubinga with Paua accent
Top Trim
42 Style Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Black
Fret Markers
Mother of Pearl Side Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Bubinga
Headstock Bindings
Abalone
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Cardinal UV Cured
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.375 in
Upper Bout
11.125 in
Lower Bout
15.125 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.75 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.313 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Weight
4 lb. 15 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Cedar Creek Tweed
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We’re more than excited to announce our latest partnership with builder Drew Heinonen—and what better way to cut the ribbon to this enterprise than with a brand new 2018 SJ in Bubinga and Sinker Redwood? Bedecked with MOP and Paua Abalone trim and a 42-style treatment across the fretboard, our first Heinonen proves that good looks can get you pretty far in life, but what about that tone? With an aesthetic sympathetic to Jim Olson’s own, it’s not a stretch to expect a similar flavor to the voice as well, which is exactly what we’re here to report.
The name of the game here is clarity. That, and balance. And dynamism. This Heinonen SJ offers a colorful tone palette that works well for a wide range of styles, and we found this guitar soaked up a heavy attack as easily as a gentler touch without topping out. There’s a touch of the Olson smoothness here, but a different brand of energetic response that’s all Drew’s own. The smooth contour of the C profile neck felt like glass in our hands. Speaking of glass, the UV-cured Cardinal finish Drew uses is here buffed to a mirror sheen that’s velvet smooth to the touch.
The experience of playing this Heinonen SJ is one characterized by easy playability, responsiveness, and an expansive dynamic range.


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Drew Heinonen is one of those builders that a lot of people have heard about, but never had a chance to play. He only builds a few instruments a year and he is very well known amongst his peers. The moment I played one of his instruments I fell in love, he just knows how to capture musicality, body energy, and superior playability. This is the first guitar he’s made for Dream Guitars, and we are super excited and proud offer it. It’s stunning from head to toe.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.313 in
WOODS REDWOOD - SINKER,
BUBINGA

We’re more than excited to announce our latest partnership with builder Drew Heinonen—and what better way to cut the ribbon to this enterprise than with a brand new 2018 SJ in Bubinga and Sinker Redwood? Bedecked with MOP and Paua Abalone trim and a 42-style treatment across the fretboard, our first Heinonen proves that good looks can get you pretty far in life, but what about that tone?
 

Drew Heinonen is one of those builders that a lot of people have heard about, but never had a chance to play. He only builds a few instruments a year and he is very well known amongst his peers.
 
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