Quality. Precision. Style.
I first became interested in guitars when I was around 5 years old.That was when I saw my first electric guitar in person. I remember being awe struck, abnormally fascinated with this mysterious instrument. It wasn’t until years later, at the age of 12, that I learned how to play. Soon my curiosity got the best of me and I started taking guitars apart and rebuilding them. I wanted to learn every aspect of the guitar. From wires and wood to set ups and construction. I also spent a good part of my youth in my room playing.
From that grew Heatley Guitars. Started in 1997 with the help of my family and the trust of my first customers, word spread from New York to Hong Kong. Thanks to the internet, the company has grown from a small 15′ by 15′ room, to a full sized shop with modern CNC technology.
From day one, my goal has been to provide the customer with a superior instrument at a reasonable price. To build to the tightest of tolerances and with the finest attention to detail, an instrument that becomes part of you when you play it. The ultimate tool for expression. Each instrument is painstakingly crafted to the specifications and desires of the individual. Therefore, every Heatley guitar is unique. No two are identical.
I take great satisfaction when a guitar is completed and I get to plug it in for the first time. Playing a guitar that was built by my own hands is an intense feeling. For a while, I thought the novelty would wear off, but it hasn’t. I still get just as excited as I did with the first one.