What people are saying about T. Drew Heinonen Guitars:
"I have it!!! It’s phenomenal!!! I love the neck. The notes just fall under my fingers without a thought. The finish and detail work is immaculate.
Thank you for delivering such a stellar instrument!! I’m shocked that something so new can already feel like an old friend."
- Joshua G.
"Where do I begin? The guitar surpasses all of my expectations. She is absolutely beautiful! The quality of the build is beyond anything I’ve owned. As soon as I picked her up she just felt right. The perfect nut width and string spacing and the responsiveness and tone is what I’ve been looking for for a long, long time. She sounds amazing and it’s hard to believe she’s a brand new guitar. I can’t wait to hear what she’ll sound like after playing her for a few months!
It was a absolute pleasure working with you on the build and I’m extremely happy! Thanks so much for everything and making this a pleasant and very rewarding experience."
- William H.
"When I first heard this guitar, from a distance, I thought it was amplified. It vibrated, resonated, and controlled my ears, brain, spine, body, emotions, and soul. The artistic quality and perfect creation of the woods make it a work of fine art."
"Drew Heinonen is an accomplished craftsman who came to me with skills honed while working with Dana Bourgeois. I was very pleased to have him work at my side as a helper for two seasons. I expect great things from him as he embarks on his own career as a guitar maker."
-Jim Olson, Olson Guitars
"Over the years we've seen quite a few luthiers come and go at Bourgeois Guitars. Drew was among the very best, a meticulous craftsman who cared about all aspects of the final product, and not just his own work. Drew is a detail guy and a big picture guy at the same time, an accomplished player who knows how a real guitar is supposed to sound, play, and feel, and to boot, a great guy to hang with. My advice to anyone interested in Drew's guitars is to pick one up now, while you can still afford it!"
-Dana Bourgeois, Bourgeois Guitars
"We are unbelievably proud to offer guitars by a truly gifted young luthier, Drew Heinonen. Neat and tidy workmanship. Extraordinary purity of tone. KEEP Your EYES on this Man, and his guitars!"
-Robin Weber, The Guitar Gallery
"Heinonen is probably not on your radar… yet. For starters, he’s relatively young. His operation is small, his self-promotion is minimal... he’s built a dozen truly nice guitars as of this writing and he has a long career ahead of him."
-Jason Verlinde, The Fretboard Journal, https://www.fretboardjournal.com/fretboard-summit-om-guitar-build/
"Drew is a complete, complete, guitarmaker... Drew was relentless in his craft. He has real finesse and there is an obvious ease in his handwork... If it’s not obvious by now I’m a big fan of Drew’s work, his education, and experience."
-Todd Lunneborg, Lunneborg Guitars, https://www.fretboardjournal.com/meet-t-drew-heinonen-minnesotas-next-great-guitarmaker/