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.
"SJ arrived today in perfect shape and is more than I could have wished for. Very much alive yet sweet sounding. Maybe it's my imagination but it seemed to open up even more during the couple of hours I've played her so far. Thanks so much for all of your hard work and attention to detail. You really nailed this one for me and the sound/sensitivity to the touch I was looking for!"
"I’m playing this guitar for hours everyday! It rings like a bell with amazing sustain! Its so incredibly responsive to a light touch, yet it has tons of head room. It’s so crisp and articulate, yet warm with all the beautiful overtones I was hoping for. Thank you for exceeding all my expectations! I have a new old friend. I’m playing better than I have in a while. Not sure if its the neck size, spacing, or what, but wow man just wow!"
"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,