On avarage, 200 hours go into creating these instruments. From sculpting the top and back to the perfect arch for the carefully selected woods, through bending the sides to their elegant shape, to making the bindings and fitting the bridge. Getting all the details right takes time, but is worth every minute.
All Heeres archtops are made with Master grade European Spruce or Sitka Spruce tops and European Tigerstripe Maple or Quilted Maple.
They are fitted with deluxe Gotoh 510-series tuners and our own hand-wound pickups or one made by Kent Armstrong. Hiscox case included.
Our archtop models are available in the following sizes:
Newport: 15", thinline
Montreux: 16", thinline
Berlin: 16", full depth
Montreal: 17" full depth
For the sound of our archtops, click here...
Price: from € 8.300,00 (ex. VAT)
Our Geneva cross-over nylon string models were designed with the fingerstyle jazz guitarist in mind. They blend the smooth and warm tone that only the best nylon string guitars provide with excellent playability.
Wether you're an archtop or nylon player, you're guaranteed effortless expression on these instruments.
Geneva models feature a 48 mm nut width and a slightly radiused fretboard. Individually crafted to combine volume and projection with optimum action.
They are fitted with a piëzo pickup (and optional mic), and have m.o.p. position markers for trouble-free use on stage
Geneva models are available with a Western Red Cedar or European Spruce top and Honduran Mahogany or East Indian Rosewood sides.
Fitted with deluxe Gotoh-510 series tuners. Hiscox case included.
Price: from € 5.900,00 (ex. VAT)
For a YouTube clip by Lionel Loueke, see our mp3 page.
The great Gilad Hekselman improvises an arrangement to 'When You Wish Upon a Star' on his new Heeres Geneva Model. This instrument has Rosewood back and sides with a Cedar top. It's finished in hand-polished shellac and has no cutaway.
These pictures show just a few of our many instrument options.
Looking for something special? No worries! Being a one-man shop, we're flexible, and can doubtless cater to your wishes. For more information, contact us...