Stephen Kinnaird Acoustic Guitars

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

Stephen has been making his beautiful and unbelievably well priced acoustic 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 acoustic 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 acoustic guitar that meets the needs of each customer."
  1. Kinnaird OM - Engelmann & Curly Claro Walnut

    Kinnaird OM - Engelmann & Curly Claro Walnut

    £2,695.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £77.67 per month with 10% deposit
    My first two guitars from Steve sold quickly and I like this one even more. Walnut is a wood that is not popular in some quarters but I've liked every Walnut guitar I've had built.

    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.

    Top - Engelmann Spruce
    Back & sides - Curly Claro Walnut
    Neck - Walnut with American Sycamore stripe
    Fretboard - Macassar Ebony
    Case - Cedar Creek hard case

    Frets to the body - 14
    Scale length - 25.4"
    Neck profile - C/D
    Nut width - 45.5mm
    Nut spacing - 7.8mm
    Bridge spacing - 11.4mm
    Action fret 1 low E - 0.2mm
    Action fret 12 low E - 1.5mm
    Action fret 1 high E - 0.15mm
    Action fret 12 high E - 1.35mm
    Lower bout width - 15.25"
    Upper bout width - 11.22"
    Body depth at base - 4.53"

    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

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  2. Kinnaird Parlour - Engelmann & English Brown Oak

    Kinnaird Parlour - Engelmann & English Brown Oak

    £3,595.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £103.60 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.

    Top - Engelmann Spruce
    Back & sides - Quartersawn English Brown Oak
    Neck - Spanish Cedar
    Fretboard - Ebony
    Case - Cedar Creek hard case

    Frets to the body - 12
    Scale length - 24.9"
    Neck profile - C
    Nut width - 44.7mm
    Nut spacing - 7.6mm
    Bridge spacing - 11.5mm
    Action fret 1 low E - 0.7mm
    Action fret 12 low E - 2.15mm
    Action fret 1 high E - 0.5mm
    Action fret 12 high E - 1.5mm
    Lower bout width - 12 7/8"
    Upper bout width - 9.06"
    Body depth at base - 3.94"

    Sterling silver K logo - b/w/b/w/b violin purfling - American holly bindings - Ebony headstock veneer - Marquetry "St. Cross" pattern backstrip - Silver circles position markers (with side dots) - Custom marquetry "St. Cross" pattern with holly-bound rosette - Ebony bridge - Schaller tuners - Chrome butter bean tuner buttons - Bone nut and saddle - Ebony bridge pins - Clear pickguard

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  3. Kinnaird FS - Jaguar Honduran Mahogany & Western Red Cedar

    Kinnaird FS - Jaguar Honduran Mahogany & Western Red Cedar

    Out of stock

    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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  4. Kinnaird OM - Sitka & Rosewood

    Kinnaird OM - Sitka & Rosewood

    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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