Steve Denvir All-Mahogany

12 Fret Short Scale 000 

Steve Denvir is a local Ontario builder with an intense passion for his craft. He recently moved his shop from Toronto to a new workshop set in the woods northeast of the city.

Steve's extensive background includes studying guitar voicing with Ervin Somogyi and french polish with Joshia de Jonge.

He carefully  selects each piece of wood, tone-taps the tops, employs hide glue construction and french polish finish. Every element of the build is done by Steve personally.

I received this guitar March 6, 2015.

Fit & Finish: Visually stunning with flame mahogany top, back and sides. French polish gives a 3 dimensional depth to the surface, that “glow from within” that I’ve seen only matched by the finish on my (now-gone) Kevin Kopp Nick Lucas.

The mahogany is contrasted beautifully by a tasteful use of ebony on the fretboard, pyramid bridge, binding, heel cap, bridge pins & head plate. The purfling has a fine red section sandwiched between 2 black sections.A cocobolo back plate on the headstock and an abalone rosette complete the appointments.

Tone: This is where it really shines – trebles are clear and full, mids are strong & solid and the bass is deep & resonant ( the kind of bass that seems to have a living, organic "feel it as well as hear it" dimension).Lots of sustain & rich overtones - a warm, responsive, full-bodied sound.

Flamed  Mahogany from Tom Thiel at Northwind Woods:




Flamed Mahogany Top                                                        

Flamed Mahogany Back and Sides                                      

Mahogany Neck                                                                         

Ebony Fretboard                                                               

Mahogany Internal Heel & Tail Blocks                                  

Ebony End Graft/Heel Cap                                                          

Lutz Spruce Bracewood                                                           

Gotoh Open Back Tuners                                                         

Ebony Pyramid Bridge                                                                               

Ebony Head Plate                                                                       

Cocobolo Back Plate                                                                      

Maple Interior Bridge Plate                                                      

Black-Red-Black Purfling                                                                                             

Ebony Binding                                                                             

Ebony Bridge pins                                                                       

1 3/4" Bone Nut

Bone Saddle

Abalone Rosette