Steinbeck S to Martin Simpson

A few weeks after talking about a new combination pickup system with Martin Simpson, I fitted it to two guitars.  These were a Steinbeck model and my new Steinbeck S.
After comparing the two, I sent the Steinbeck S for Martin to evaluate.  Here is the email he sent me:

Hello, I just did 3 gigs with the guitar and it’s a massive success, audiences, sound men and particularly me!!!! I raised the action with a quarter turn on the truss rod and it’s just a joy.

Martin will keep it and use it on gigs from now on.  He plans to sell one of his existing Sobells to make room for it, this should be on my ‘available now’ page in the near future.



Martin with prototype Steinbeck S prior to pickup installation