Luthier

Spohn Guitars

Luthier
Max Spohn
Founded
2018
Location
Heidenheim, Germany

Having spent years learning guitar making with Thomas Ochs in Bamburg, as well as studying Lutherie at Westsächsische Hochschule Markneukirchen, Max Spohn has a great experience and knowledge within the craft. In only a few years, Max has made an incredible name for himself with Spohn guitars being widely recognised and regarded in the industry. 

Each Spohn Guitar is mindfully crafted to produce a dynamic, balanced and ergonomic instrument. Not to mention that Max's knowledge of design and eye for detail makes each instrument an aesthetic masterpiece. 

“As an instrument maker I am motivated by the desire to improve and develop my art, skills and to evolve the idea of what it means to build one-of-a-kind instruments in the 21st century.”

The Guitars

Max currently offers five models, find out more about each of these below...

Models

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*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*


Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
254mm wide/ 90mm deep
Lower bout width/depth
368mm wide/ 110mm deep
Length
1025mm
Waist
210mm
Standard specifications
Soundboard
European Spruce, Sitka Spruce or Western Red Cedar
Back and sides
Mahogany, Wenge or Indian Rosewood
Neck
Mahogany
Neck profile
Asymmetrical or Custom
Fretboard
Ebony or Wenge
Tuners
Scheller
Nut material
Bone
Nut width
Custom
Peg head veneer
Matching with back and sides
Pickguard
None
Rosette
Custom one of a kind, rectangular segments and fine lines
Purfling
Black and White
Back strip
Matching with binding
Body binding
Ebony or Wenge
Bridge
Ebony or Wenge
Pins
Ebony or Wenge
Saddle material
Bone
Saddle type
Compensated
Brace pattern
Custom Spohn Guitars scalloped bracing
String spacing
Custom
Scale length
25”
Max's Notes

The Spohn Guitars OO is my smallest guitar. Due to its size it is very comfortable to play, though it sounds like a much bigger guitar. As all my guitars it is very responsive and well balanced but with more intimacy than a big guitar.

00- 12 Fret


*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*


Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
254mm wide/ 90mm deep
Lower bout width/depth
368mm wide/ 110mm deep
Length
980mm
Waist
210mm
Standard specifications
Soundboard
European Spruce, Sitka Spruce or Western Red Cedar
Back and sides
Mahogany, Wenge or Indian Rosewood
Neck
Mahogany
Neck profile
Asymmetrical or Custom
Fretboard
Ebony or Wenge
Tuners
Scheller
Nut material
Bone
Nut width
Custom
Peg head veneer
Matching with back and sides
Rosette
Custom one of a kind, rectangular segments and fine lines
Purfling
Black and White
Back strip
Matching with binding
Body binding
Ebony or Wenge
Bridge
Ebony or Wenge
Pins
Ebony or Wenge
Saddle material
Bone
Saddle type
Compensated
Brace pattern
Custom Spohn Guitars scalloped bracing
String spacing
Custom
Scale length
24.75”
Case
Hiscox Pro II

OM


*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*


Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
266mm wide/ 90mm
Lower bout width/depth
387mm wide/ 110mm deep
Length
1031mm
Waist
221mm
Standard specifications
Soundboard
European Spruce, Sitka Spruce or Western Red Cedar
Back and sides
Mahogany, Wenge or Indian Rosewood
Neck
Mahogany
Neck profile
Asymmetrical or Custom
Fretboard
Ebony or Wenge
Tuners
Scheller
Nut material
Bone
Nut width
Custom
Peg head veneer
Matching with back and sides
Pickguard
None
Rosette
Custom one of a kind, rectangular segments and fine lines
Purfling
Black and White
Back strip
Matching with binding
Body binding
Ebony or Wenge
Bridge
Ebony or Wenge
Pins
Ebony or Wenge
Saddle material
Bone
Saddle type
Compensated
Brace pattern
Custom Spohn Guitars scalloped bracing
String spacing
Custom
Case
Hiscox Pro II
Scale length
25”Upper
Max's Notes

The Spohn Guitars OM is my take on the classic Martin OM. With its midsized body it is perfectly suited for fingerstyle playing. Its voice is responsive and well balanced over the whole fretboard.

MD


*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*


Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
277mm wide/ 95mm deep
Lower bout width/depth
400mm wide/ 120mm deep
Length
1053mm
Waist
235mm
Standard specifications
Soundboard
European Spruce, Sitka Spruce or Western Red Cedar
Back and sides
Mahogany, Wenge or Indian Rosewood
Neck
Mahogany
Neck profile
Asymmetrical or Custom
Fretboard
Ebony or Wenge
Tuners
Scheller
Nut material
Bone
Nut width
Custom
Peg head veneer
Matching with back and sides
Rosette
Custom one of a kind, rectangular segments and fine lines
Purfling
Black and White
Back strip
Matching with binding
Body binding
Ebony or Wenge
Bridge
Ebony or Wenge
Pins
Ebony or Wenge
Saddle material
Bone
Saddle type
Compensated
Brace pattern
Custom Spohn Guitars scalloped bracing
String spacing
Custom
Scale length
25”
Case
Hiscox Pro II
Max's Notes

The Spohn Guitars Mod-D is inspired by the Modified Dreadnought, invented by Ervin Somogyi. Based on the Martin Dreadnought but with more curves, it is my biggest model while still being comfortable to play. It has a huge and responsive voice. With a strong bass and warm trebles it is still well balanced.

MD Baritone


*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*


Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
277mm wide/ 95mm deep
Lower bout width/depth
400mm wide/ 120mm deep
Length
1089mm
Waist
235mm
Standard specifications
Soundboard
European Spruce, Sitka Spruce or Western Red Cedar
Back and sides
Mahogany, Wenge or Indian Rosewood
Neck
Mahogany
Neck profile
Asymmetrical or Custom
Fretboard
Ebony or Wenge
Tuners
Scheller
Nut material
Bone
Nut width
Custom
Peg head veneer
Matching with back and sides
Pickguard
None
Rosette
Custom one of a kind, rectangular segments and fine lines
Purfling
Black and White
Back strip
Matching with binding
Body binding
Ebony or Wenge
Bridge
Ebony or Wenge
Pins
Ebony or Wenge
Saddle material
Bone
Saddle type
Compensated
Brace pattern
Custom Spohn Guitars scalloped bracing
String spacing
Custom
Scale length
710mm
Max's Notes

The MD Baritone was developed in cooperation with Eugene based guitarist Don Latarski. Based on my MD shape but with a 71Omm (27.95“) scale length, this model is tuned a perfect fifth lower to A. Topped off with flat wound strings the sound is somewhere between a cello and a guitar.

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