Stephen Strahm Build Update

This year we have some absolutely incredible guitars arriving at The North American Guitar showroom and are extremely excited to be working alongside many new builders for the first time, including the 'Hidden Jewel' Stephen Strahm of Strahm Guitars. In just a few weeks we will be getting our hands on the first Strahm EROS in Malaysian Blackwood & the world very first Strahm OO in Amazon Rosewood.

We did a fantastic interview with Stephen back in 2017 introducing him to the exclusive roster of luthiers on our roster.

Read our interview with Stephen by clicking the image below:

For those of you who are not connected to the wonderful world of the Acoustic Guitar Forum our good friend, Stephen has been keeping a wonderful build thread on the two guitars.

Stephen really is an awe-inspiring luthier building absolutely everything by hand. So it was a big ask when we asked him to build two guitars at the same time!

SS: I'm honored to share with you two guitars that I'll be making for The North American Guitar in London. One will be the debut of my new OO model which I'm incredibly excited about. Thank you for your time and continued support.
Cheers,
Stephen


OO specs:
• Top- Bearclaw German Spruce
• Body- Amazon Rosewood
• Finish- Nitrocellulose Lacquer
• Frets to the body- 14
• scale- 24.875"
• Nut width- 1 3/4"
• String spacing at saddle- 2 1/4"
• Neck- Honduran Mahogany w/ 2-way adjustable trussrod
• Purfling- Bloodwood, Black fiber
• Bindings- Ebony
• Headstock veneer- Amazon Rosewood w/black lines
• Rosette- Amazon Rosewood
• Fretboard- West African Ebony
• Bridge- West African Ebony
• Tuners- Cosmo Black Gotoh 510's
• Nut and saddle- Unbleached bone
• Case- Main Stage



EROS specs:
• Top- Bearclaw German Spruce
• Body- Malaysian Blackwood
• Finish- Nitrocellulose Lacquer
• Frets to the body- 14
• scale- 25.375"
• Nut width- 1 3/4"
• String spacing at saddle- 2 1/4
• Neck- Honduran Mahogany w/ 2-way adjustable trussrod
• Purfling- Maple, Black fiber
• Bindings- Ebony
• Headstock veneer- Malaysian Blackwood w/Maple lines
• Rosette- Malaysian Blackwood
• Fretboard- West African Ebony
• Bridge- West African Ebony
• Tuners- Cosmo Black Gotoh 510's
• Nut and saddle- Unbleached bone
• Case- Main Stage
• Florentine cutaway

It really is so exciting to see these guitars unfold and come to life...

Let the bracing commence...

Two stunning German spruce top...

Stephens outstanding headstock design in the making ..

Floating brace about to be installed...

Simple and elegant ... just beautiful!

And here is the4 last photo I took of them when I visited Stephen in Santa Cruz! These guitars are going to be very special indeed.

For more information on our incredible incoming Stephen Strahm Guitars please get in touch and call us on 0207 835 5597 or email hello@thenorthamericanguitar.com.

Have a great weekend.

Ben

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