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