Steve Kinnaird Guitar's

This is the LINT member page of Steve Kinnaird.  Here you will find some great examples of Steve's handiwork.

This "signature model" guitar shown below was commissioned by J. B. Cody, a not-too-distant relative of Buffalo Bill Cody. The sides, back, neck, bindings and headstock veneers are Koa. The top is Sitka spruce, and the fretboard and bridge are ebony. The inlays were hand cut and inlayed by Craig Lavin of various stones and pearl, as well as sterling silver. Craig is a first class artist and a pleasure to work with. Click! on image to view a close up. More of his work can be seen at


The guitar shown below is another fine example of Steve's recent work. This one was built for Dana Woods owner of "Encore Music" in Nacogdoches Texas. It features an Engelmann spruce top, back, sides and neck of Padauk, the padauk neck is laminated with a purple heart layer between the padauk. The bindings and are also purple heart and it is equipped with gold Schaller tuning machines with ebony buttons.




"I have sold Martin's, Taylor's and Gibson's in my music store business. I can honestly say that I have seen few guitars in my career that rival the sound, tone and beauty of my Kinnaird guitar" - Dana Woods, proprietor Encore Music


End Graft DetailEnd Graft Detail

12th Fret Inlay



The image above shows a matching pair of Steve's guitars, one a 6 string, the other 12. Both were taken from consecutive cuts off the same flitch of wood. These guitars were built using Koa backs, sides, and tops as well as Koa necks with Cocobolo center laminations. The bindings are Cocobolo as well. Purflings and rosettes are rippled green abalone. Gold Schaller tuners with ebony buttons were installed on both. The Alpha and Omega on the heel caps were at the owner's request.

Roll your cursor over the picture to see the back view.

Above is another fine example of Steve's work. This is a rosewood back and side with sitka spruce top. Note the quality of the shell inlay and the bound fingerboard.


Here is Steve showing his Koa seven string. It has Cocobolo bindings, back inlay, and center-piece in the neck. The outer laminations of the neck are Koa. The top is Engelmann Spruce. It has Waverly tuners.

Roll your mouse over the image to see the back.

Kinard Koa 









Indian Rosewood guitar with Western Red Cedar top.

Yet another example of Steve's excellent work, this one is Indian Rosewood back and sides, Western Red Cedar top and curly maple binding. The neck is mahogany and rosewood, and the whole thing is trimmed out in green abalone.

It features a Brazilian rosewood bridge, pickguard, & peghead. The fingerboard is ebony. Note the mitered purflings in the detail picture below.

Roll your cursor over the picture to see the back view.


 The Indian Rosewood guitar featured beautifully mitered purflings.