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Stephen Strahm 00 Acoustic Guitar in Honduran Mahogany & German Spruce - Build Thread

We've got another build on the bench with lutherie sensation Stephen Strahm and we cannot wait to get our hands on this one. This incoming model is a 00 featuring Honduran Mahogany for the back & sides, paired with a German Spruce top. The Mahogany used for this instrument can also be referred to as 'Beeswing Mahogany' due to its unique figure, if you look closely you can see the ribbon and flame in it. A stunning set of wood!

With Stephen's exceptional craftsmanship and soaring track record, we can expect a gorgeous 00, with a balanced piano like tone, a wide and open voice and responsive attack.

Stephen Strahm is a true gem within the lutherie world, with over a decade of experience and a track record of working with some of the world's best luthiers, such as Santa Cruz Guitar Company and Rick Turner Guitars, he truly is a master of his craft.

This build has now started and we will be updating this thread with photos and quotes from Stephen Strahm as it progresses.

Stephen Strahm 00 Acoustic Guitar, Beeswing Mahogany & German Spruce - $10,000

  • Model - OO
  • Top Wood – German Spruce
  • Back & Sides – Figured “Beeswing” Honduran Mahogany
  • Scale length – 24.875”
  • Nut width - 1 ¾”
  • Saddle string spacing - 2 ¼”
  • Neck - One piece Honduran Mahogany w/2-way adjustable trussrod
  • Fingerboard - West African Ebony
  • Bridge - West African Ebony w/Ebony pins
  • Binding – West African Ebony
  • Side dots only - Gold MOP
  • Nut – unbleached bone
  • Saddle - 1/8” compensated unbleached bone
  • Rosette – Granadillo single ring
  • Headstock overlay – Granadillo
  • Tuners - Gotoh 510 Cosmo
  • Frets - Medium 18% Nickel-Silver
  • Bracing - Adirondack Spruce
  • Finish - Thin Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Case – Main Stage
  • Strings - D’Addario EJ16 Light .012 - .053


The build is underway!

Sides bent, neck and tail blocks glued.
Taking Shape...
Granadillo wood ring rosette.
"Here I’m using a vacuum table to glue down the bracing. Advantages are quicker set up time, even pressure along the braces, and a strong glue joint."
For more information on Stephen Strahm Guitars please call us on  (UK) +44 (0) 207 835 5597, (US) +1 615-383-8947 or email us on
Take care!

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