The double cutaway body offers a more compact shape with high fret access across the whole board. The 22 fret neck joins the body at the 21st fret which extends the tenon deeper into the body, giving it additional strength and resonance. The Growler has a classic 3 per side headstock with graphite reinforcement extending past the fretboard and under the solid wood peghead veneer.
“Taking a minute to express gratitude for Trevor at Healy Guitars. He’s a luthier in Easthampton, MA and his repair work is amazing and his custom hand-built guitars are absolutely stunning. If you ever need a setup, repair or want to commission a custom build, Trevor is the ONLY guy I recommend! This is my Healy Growler that I had Trevor build for me in 2016. Usually the Growler is a stripped down vintage LP-Jr style guitar but I wanted something more funky and flashy for a custom guitar. I mocked up the pickguard shape in photoshop and wanted to channel a sort of Les Paul meets Thinline Tele meets Brian May... Trevor absolutely killed it. Bare Knuckle Holydiver pickups with coil-tap switches, Gotoh bridge and tailpiece, flamed maple top, mahogany neck and body, ebony fingerboard, 24.75” scale, and Trevor shaped the neck profile to match another guitar of mine that I loved. My Gibson Les Paul Traditional instantly became a backup and I fell in love with this thing. Go shoot him a follow and have him do your Fretted Instrument work!”