Steinbeck S Model Guitar

The Steinbeck S is a slimline version of my standard Steinbeck model. Like the Steinbeck it is built for light strings and is wonderfully responsive with surprising volume from the gentlest touch.

It has a gentler and smoother bass than the standard Steinbeck, with a bright, full mid range and a singing treble. Overall it is a wonderfully balanced sound,and when fitted with a Highlander gives an outstanding amplified sound.

It’s available with African or Malaysian Blackwood back and sides; figured Sitka soundboard and Wenge neck are standard. Tuners are Gotoh 510s, the best available for fine tuning and sound.


Steinbeck S  Specifications

Soundboard: Figured (bearclaw) Sitka
Back and sides: Malaysian Blackwood
Neck: Wengé
Fingerboard: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony with two piece bone saddle
Binding: Black with red and white purfling
Birdsfoot edging with red gold and green purfling
Gotoh 510 with black buttons
Body Width:
Max body Depth:
Pickup (optional)
16.3″ (415 mm)
4″  (101 mm)

Unlike many other guitar tonewoods, Malaysian Blackwood can be legally exported anywhere in the world without the complication of certification.

.Wengé headstock with red pinstripe line and Gotoh 510 tuners

Figured Sitka soundboard

Blackwood back and sides, Wenge neck

Slimline body showing gently curved soundboard

Bearclaw Sitka soundboard


Gotoh 510 tuners – the best


Martin Simpson playing prototype Steinbeck S.  This is now one of his live gig guitars.