Grimes Guitars, Inc.
Grimes Guitars is a relatively small shop producing instruments slowly and meticulously by hand. Close attention to detail, such as tuning top and back plates, often missing in production guitars, is fundamental in each instrument. The advantage to building a few instruments at a time from start to finish is being able to control the response and tonal characteristics as each instrument progresses. This process takes time, and a commitment to achieving the fullest tonality and vibrance the wood has to offer. About twenty guitars are produced in the shop annually.
Steve’s Career Goals:
To Build Instruments that are:
- Balanced across the tonal spectrum
- Comfortable to play
- Aesthetically pleasing and innovative
- Constructed to last generations
Steve builds archtop guitars, flattop guitars (center soundhole and double soundhole), and ukuleles (traditional and asymmetrical).
Located: Kula, Hawaii USA
Professionally Selling For: 49 Years
Professional Organizations: Guild of American Luthiers , Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans , Ukulele Guild of Hawaii
Shows: Guild of American Luthiers , Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans , Healdsburg Guitar Festival , Montreal Guitar Show , Woodstock Invitational , La Conner Guitar Festival
Artists: George Benson , Paul Simon , Larry Coryell , Willie Nelson , Steve Miller , Jackson Browne , Keola Beamer , Pat Simmons
Instrument Types: Archtop Guitar , Ukulele , Steel String Acoustic