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High figure bearclaw Sitka spuce
Macassar ebony back and sides
Venetian cutaway
Sound port bound with ebony and maple purfling
13 frets to the body
25.4” scale 
1-3/4” widthStehr Auditorium at the nut
2-1/4” string spacing at the saddle
15-1/8” lower bout width
Honduran mahogany neck with satin finish
Stehr leaf logo
Maple purfling for back, sides, fretboard and headstock
Ebony bindings 
Macassar ebony headplate, bound with ebony and maple purfling
Macassar ebony back headplate
• Arm and rib bevels
Rectangle fretboard markers inlays 
Black and white ebony rosette
Ebony fretboard bound with maple purfling and ebony bindings
Ebony bridge
Gold Gotoh 510 tuners
Black buttons
Bone nut and saddle
Ebony bridge pins
No pickguard 
TKL hardshell case with combo lock

Available through The Acoustic Music Co.

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For Sale
Grand Auditorium SOLD

-Ziricote back and sides
-Carpathian spruce top
-Ziricote fretboard, front and back headplates
-Ebony bindings
-Ryan style arm bevel
-Ebony bound sound port
-25.4" scale
-14 frets to the body
-Gold EVO fretwire
-1.75" fretboard width at the nut
-Celtic style Purflex top purfling
-Over/under style rosette (see pic below)
-Ebony bridge pins (not shown in pic)
-Satin neck finish

This is a brand new guitar, played very little.  The sound is fantastic!  Notes jump from it with even a light touch but has great head room for strumming.  Its articulate and balanced with great bass and a nice sparkle in the high end.  

I'd call the neck shape a C shape.  It has a 5 piece laminated neck as well as a  double action truss rod and graphite rods on each side of the truss rod for extra strength and stability.

Shoot me an email or give me a jingle for more info.
OO-12 fret  SOLD

-Oregon Myrtle back and sides
-Adirondack top

This guitar is for sale through The Acoustic Music Co. in the UK.

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Grand Auditorium SOLD

-Cuban Mahogany back and sides
-Adirondack top
-Cocobolo bindings
-Cocobolo arm, rib and cutaway bevels
-Cocobolo rosette
-Maple purfling throughout
-Cocobolo bound headstock
-Florentine cutaway
-Ebony fretboard and headplate
-Dark Brazilian rosewood bridge
-Bone nut, saddle and bridge pins
-Double side construction
-5 piece laminated neck
-Double action truss rod, and carbon fiber neck reinforcement rods
-Gold Gotoh 510 tuners with black buttons
-Gold EVO fretwire
-13 frets to the body
-Neck width at the nut: 1-13/16"
-String spacing at the saddle: 2-1/4"
-Pick up ready, with pre-drilled 1/2 end jack hole so you can pick your pickup model, or I can make a cool little end pin for it if you don't need the pickup
-I don't have a case for it yet, but since the fall colors here in Spokane are so beautiful this year, I will order an Ameritage Silver Series case and include it at no cost!

Here is a sound clip of Jim Lizzi, a friend and Stehr player, playing this guitar.  I didn't change the EQ, but I did add a touch of reverb for cool factor.


Cocobolo arm bevel
Cuban mahogany back
Cutaway bevel
Double leaf headstock inlay
Cocobolo back headplate and Gotoh 510 tuners.
Cocobolo rosette and bound sound port
Cocobolo heel cap

I have here a commissioned guitar that, unfortunately recently had to be un-comissioned.  I plan on continuing the build and selling the guitar.  It's about half way done and there are still plenty of options that could still be used.  If you would like a guitar without the wait of my build schedule, I'm looking for someone to take over the commission.   The guitar at this point has the following:

-Grand Auditorium
-Florentine cutaway
-Double sides, which is now standard
-Hormigo back and sides *Hormigo is really great tonewood that grows in Central and Souther South America.  It's a very dense and musical wood like Brazilian Rosewood, or Honduran Rosewood, with an amazing, glassy, long, tap tone to it.  I've tried to find more of it, because I like it, but it's pretty difficult to find.*

The rest of the specs are open for choosing.  I plan to continue building until someone takes it over so some of the options won't stay unplanned for too long.  I'm thinking a reddish colored sinker redwood top would look and sound great, or possibly Carpathian or Adirondack spruce.  I have some binding ideas as well.

To take this build over, I would require a $500 deposit and the balance wouldn't be due until the guitar is finished.  It'll be based on my current pricing with a $4500 base price, until June 1st, when my base price will be going up to $5200.  If the order is placed before the June 1st, it'll remain at the lower base price.

If interested, please shoot me and email at joel@stehrguitars.com, or give me a jingle at 509-869-7169  
Sides bent, still a bit crusty with glue.
Back with naphtha wiped on it for a rough previous of the colors with finish.
Hormigo back, up close.
Unsanded sides.