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  • 2018 Malaysian Blackwood/Bearclaw Sitka Steinbeck S

    29 January: This guitar is now reserved until further notice.

    I’m now offering the second of my recently built development guitars.  It’s my very latest, a 2018 Steinbeck S.  This new model has the same depth as my New World model, so is a little shallower than the standard Steinbeck.  In all other respects it has the same specification.

    It is just a little less bassy than the standard Steinbeck, and with a fabulous mid range and treble sound.  Every so often I build a new model which I absolutely love; this is one of these.  It’s an outstanding guitar, everything about it sings.  It will be come a regular model in my guitar line-up and I’m now working on a second, this time with African rather than Malaysian Blackwood back and sides.

    Steinbeck S  January 2018   #STS 1, serial number 817
    Soundboard:                                                        Bearclaw Sitka spruce
    Back and sides:                                                    Malaysian rosewood
    Neck and head veneer:                                       Wengé
    Fingerboard and bridge:                                    Ebony
    Tuners:                                                                  Gotoh 510 with black buttons
    Nut and saddle:                                                    Bone
    Pickup (optional)                                                 Highlander

    Unlike many other guitar tonewoods, Malaysian Blackwood is not a rosewood, so this guitar can be legally exported anywhere in the world without the complication of certification.

    Wengé headstock with red pinstripe line





    Bearclaw Sitka soundboard


    Gotoh 510 tuners – the best