Talking Guitar: Stephen Strahm - The Hidden Jewel
Earlier this year I was incredibly lucky to travel to Santa Cruz, California and catch up with several of our luthiers, including good friend and new luthier to the TNAG roster, Stephen Strahm of Strahm Guitars. This was one interview I had been looking forward to doing for some time as Stephen and I had not seen each other for well over 2 years and had a lot to catch up on.
As with all our luthiers, it is always such an incredibly humbling experience to see them working in their own environment and creating these absolutely mind-blowing instruments.
Stephen is quite an awe-inspiring guy, he builds absolutely everything by hand, on his own and you can feel his passion from the moment you enter the doors to his fabulous shop.
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 24.875", 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 Strahm Guitars and this sensational incoming OO in Amazon Rosewood & German Spruce please call us on +44 (0) 207 835 5597 or email us.
Have a great weekend.