Two Websites Now
Hannah and I are in the first stages of splitting the web site in two. www.steveswanguitars.com will continue to feature guitars and related fretted instruments. www.steveswandoublebasses.com will be the new home for all things related to string basses, doublebasses, upright basses, bass violins, doghouse basses, bass fiddles... you get the idea.
Martin after 1970
Just in is a near mint condition 1989 Special D-18, one of the guitar-of-the-month series. With a great neck angle and a strong voice, this guitar will be gone very soon. For a complete description and a full photo set, please see the "Martin After 1970" page.
The most recent addition is one of two prototype maple L-Century model guitars made in 2010 for Elvis Costello to replace his original 1936 L-Century that was lost in the Nashville Flood. For a complete description and a full set of photos, please see the "Gibson" page.
Guitars by Other Builders
Just in is the 1996 Julius Borges Prototype Standard (12 fret OOO) model made for Eric Schoenberg. It is extremely light weight and features bar frets. For a complete description and a full set of photos, please see the "Guitars by Other Builders" page.
Just in is a nearly mint condition 1939 Gibson L-30 archtop wtih the original case. A fine sounding and easy playing time machine guitar. For a full set of photos and a complete description, please see the "Archtop Guitars" page.
My favorite solidbody guitar in the shop is the Rich Hoeg "Hillbilly Deluxe" birdseye Maple late 1940s style guitar. With a short scale, DeArmond pickup, and Merle Travis styling, you can really get in touch with your inner Deke Dickerson with this one. For a complete description and a full set of photos, please see the "Solidbody Guitars" page.
The latest additions are a 2001 Hofner, a 5 string fretless Celinder, and Marcus Miller's personal Celinder Jazz Bass with red LEDs on the edge of the fingerboard! For complete descriptions and full sets of photos, please see the "Electric Bass" page.