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Stephen Strahm Guitars join The North American Guitar

We are extremely delighted to welcome Stephen Strahm Guitars to The North American Guitar's exclusive roster of world class luthiers. I first met Stephen back in October 2016 at the Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration and we got on like a house on fire. Not only is he an absolutely stand up guy, but his guitars are in a class of their own!

Stephen attended the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix Arizona, where he spent six months building two guitars and completing a repair course. In June of 2000, he returned home to the Bay Area and landed a job working for the Santa Cruz Guitar Company, after which he met the one and only Jeff Traugott to finally hone his craft. Later he worked for our good friend Rick Turner doing various aspects of production work and final assembly.

" Builders like Stephen are a hidden jewel in the heavily populated world of guitar makers. His attention to detail in all aspects of our craft is second to none! Do yourself a favour, check out his guitars, you will be greatly surprised!"

- Jeff Traugott, Guitar Maker, Jeff Traugott Guitars.

We currently have two of Stephen's guitars in production and cannot wait to get them into our London showroom by the end of the year.

Stephen Strahm EROS acoustic guitar in Malaysian Blackwood back & sides

The EROS model was inspired by the Martin OM. Designed with a larger lower bout and narrow waist, it's very comfortable to play and sounds huge for a medium sized guitar. Extremely balanced piano like tone that is elegant, wide open and responsive.

  • EROS base model
  • Malaysian Blackwood back & sides
  • German Spruce top
  • Florentine cutaway
  • Scale Length: 25.375*
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"*
  • Bridge Spacing: 2 1/4"*
  • Upper Bout: 11"
  • Waist: 9 1/16"
  • Lower Bout: 15 9/16"
  • Body Length: 20 1/8"
  • Upper Bout Depth: 3 1/2"
  • Lower Bout Depth: 4 1/2"

For More information on this guitar please click here.

Stephen Strahm OO acoustic guitar in Amazon Rosewood & German Spruce

The OO is a new model for Stephen and we are extremely excited to be the first in Europe to receive this incredible guitar. Based on the traditional short scale of 24.9 or 24-7/8" with a 12 fret body joint. Stephen's goal here is to create a different sounding instrument that will complement his EROS model

  • OO base model
  • Top wood - Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Sides - Amazon Rosewood
  • 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 w/16” radius
  • Bridge - West African Ebony w/Ebony pins
  • Binding - West African Ebony w/Bloodwood or Maple purflings
  • Side dots only - Gold MOP
  • Nut – scalloped unbleached bone
  • Saddle - 1/8” compensated unbleached bone
  • Rosette - “Mavericks” or standard wood ring to match body
  • Headstock overlay - custom design usually with matching body wood
  • Tuners - Gotoh 510’s
  • Frets - Medium 18% Nickel-Silver
  • Bracing - Sitka Spruce
  • Finish - Thin Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Case - Main Stage, customer picks colors
  • Strings - D’Addario EJ16 Light .012 - .053
  • Custom neck size and profile
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

For More information on this guitar please click here.


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