Stephen Kinnaird Guitars

See an interview with Steve on the review pages of this website.

Stephen has been making his beautiful and unbelievably well priced guitars in his Nacogdoches, Texas workshop since 1980.

He says "In the ensuing years I have developed a style that shows an appreciation of the great guitars of the past, while leaving room for personal expression. As a custom builder each instrument is approached as unique, and no two are exactly alike. I find great satisfaction in the challenge of designing an instrument that meets the needs of each customer."

  1. Kinnaird English oak parlour

    Kinnaird English oak parlour

    £5,595.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £161.24 per month with 10% deposit
    My second oak parlour from Steve and this beauty is just as spectacular as the last.

    It has fantastic balance and projection with great warmth, depth and clarity. My mother used to say 'great things come in small packages' this certainly applies here. It has as much volume as a much bigger guitar and is a comfortable to play as you could possibly wish for.


    • Engelmann spruce top
    • Quartersawn English brown oak back and sides
    • 12 frets to the body
    • 24.9” scale
    • 1 ¾” nut width
    • 2 ¼” string spacing at saddle
    • 12 7/8” lower bout
    • Spanish cedar neck
    • Sterling silver K logo
    • "Kilburn" pattern purfling
    • American holly bindings
    • Ebony headstock veneer
    • Silver circles position markers
    • "Kilburn" pattern rosette
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Ebony bridge
    • Schaller tuners
    • Chrome butter bean tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • Clear pickguard
    • Cedar Creek custom case

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  2. Kinnaird FS Jaguar Honduran mahogany

    Kinnaird FS Jaguar Honduran mahogany

    £3,995.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £115.13 per month with 10% deposit

    Kinnaird FS Jaguar Honduran mahorany from acoustic music co on Vimeo.



    Another amazing mahogany/cedar FS from Steve and Ryan.

    Add the warmth of cedar to the clarity of mahogany, 12 frets to the body and Steve and Ryan's prowess as luthiers and what to you get? This wonderful FS is the answer. Its loud, clear, warm and sweet, a versatile guitar that plays like a dream, it is light and very responsive.

    • Western Red Cedar top
    • ‘Jaguar’ Honduran mahogany back and sides
    • Oval soundport
    • 12 frets to the body
    • 25.4” scale
    • 1 ¾” nut width
    • 2 ¼” string spacing at saddle
    • 15 5/8” lower bout
    • Mahogany/purpleheart neck
    • Purpleheart logo
    • Black/white violin purfling
    • Purpleheart bindings
    • Moradora headstock veneer
    • Purpleheart with b/w purfling lines backstrip
    • Slotted squares position markers (with side dots)
    • Birdseye rosette
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Moradora bridge
    • Gotoh tuners
    • Black horn tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Boxwood bridge pins
    • Clear pickguard
    • Cedar Creek custom case

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  3. Kinnaird OM Engelmann/walnut

    Kinnaird OM Engelmann/walnut

    £4,195.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £120.90 per month with 10% deposit

    Kinnaird OM Engelmann walnut vimeo from acoustic music co on Vimeo.



    My first two guitars from Steve sold in no time and I like this one even more. Walnut is a wood that is not popular in some quarters but I've liked every guitar I've had built in it and this beauty demonstrates why. It has a very full and luscious tone with warm and rounded basses with great definition. The mids are rich and complex and the trebles fat but clear all the way up. The overall balance is fantastic with great projection and volume. It has plenty of headroom for those with a heavy pick style and the sweetest clear and resonant tone from a light touch with fingers with or without nails. Stunning in all departments.

    • Engelmann spruce top
    • Curly claro walnut back and sides
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25.4” scale
    • 1 ¾” nut width
    • 2 ¼” string spacing at saddle
    • 15 ¼” lower bout
    • Walnut with American Sycamore centre lamination
    neck
    • America sycamore logo
    • Black/White/Black purfling
    • American sycamore bindings
    • Burled walnut headstock veneer
    • Figured walnut rear headstock veneer
    • American sycamore backstrip
    • No position markers (with side dots)
    • Burled walnut rosette
    • Macassar ebony fretboard
    • Macassar ebony bridge
    • Gotoh tuners
    • Black horn tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • Clear pickguard
    • Cedar Creek case

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  4. Kinnaird OM sitka/rosewood SOLD

    Kinnaird OM sitka/rosewood SOLD

    Out of stock
    My first from Steve and what a beauty. A great example of what rosewood can do, rich, deep and dark with great balance a great clarity at the top end. It has immaculate workmanship and plays like a dream.

    • Sitka top
    • Rosewood back and sides
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25 ½” scale
    • 1 ¾” nut width
    • 2 ¼” string spacing at saddle
    • 15” lower bout
    • Spanish cedar/wenge/maple/wenge/Spanish cedar neck
    • Soft cutaway
    • B/W/B top border
    • High curl koa bindings, body, neck and headstock
    • Rosewood headstock veneer
    • Koa position markers (with side dots)
    • Spalted maple rosette
    • Koa back strip
    • Koa logo
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Ebony bridge
    • Schaller M6 tuners
    • Ebony tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • Clear pickguard
    • Cedar Creek case

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  5. Kinnaird OM Engelmann/walnut Customer order

    Kinnaird OM Engelmann/walnut Customer order

    Out of stock
    This beauty was made by Steve and Ryan for a TAMCO customer.

    You can see an AGF build thread
    here


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