A second Steinbeck D guitar

After nearly a year I’m building a second Steinbeck D.  Martin Simpson took the first, and while I hadn’t received an order for a second, I loved it so much I decided to build one.

The combination of depth and ring, and the sweet instrument it became when capoed high up, were the most exciting sounds I’d heard for years; I wanted to hear them again.

As it happened, I started building in the morning and in the afternoon the phone rang.  It now has a home to go to.

Here are a few progress photos.

Back and sides joined and top lining clamped and gluing

Sides bent to shape and glued to neck and tail blocks

Back and sides and soundboard