Stuart Keith Guitars

Location:
NINE MILE FALLS, Washington, United States

Music Creator:
Producer

Instruments:
Electric Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Programming Synth/Drum ...

Music Styles:
Blues, Rock, Prog Rock


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Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Fifi Chayeb as a friend.
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Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Bill Hare as a friend.
Posted on Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 - 9:22 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Molly

If you're going to be anywhere near Nashville July 17-19 get over to Summer NAMM and take a look at Shredder Pinstripe in booth #1415. Shredder will be demonstrating Molly the Machine.
Posted on Wed., Jul. 9, 2014 - 10:26 AM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Lee Howard as a friend.
Posted on Mon., Jun. 9, 2014 - 6:57 PM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Barry Finnerty as a friend.
Posted on Fri., May. 16, 2014 - 11:53 AM


has updated his instruments
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has updated his music style
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has added new web site
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has updated his instruments
Posted on Fri., May. 9, 2014 - 10:16 AM



has updated his music style
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has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Molly 8

Molly uses Gotoh 510's. The logo is a four wood inlay combination of Holly, Ebony, Bubinga, and Bloodwood. It's not a decal. :)

Note the blind nut slot.

The string grooves on th...
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Posted on Sun., Apr. 20, 2014 - 11:08 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Molly 7

Access to the upper register and 24 frets makes this a lead player's instrument. The sustain on this axe is breathtaking.
Posted on Sun., Apr. 20, 2014 - 11:03 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Molly 6

As a cad/cam/cnc specialist my goal is not to mass produce instruments, but rather, to develop processes that convey the accuracy capability of my production level machines into these instruments for ...
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Posted on Sun., Apr. 20, 2014 - 11:00 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Molly 5

The body panels on molly are highly chambered. This guitar's playing weight is 6 lbs. 6 oz.
Posted on Sun., Apr. 20, 2014 - 10:54 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Molly 4

The bridge, knobs, pickup rings, and other hardware are designed and produced by myself.
Posted on Sun., Apr. 20, 2014 - 10:52 AM



 
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Molly 4

The neckthrough design along with Lace Sensor Drop & Gains and 250K pots provides a remarkable sonic clarity.
Posted on Sun., Apr. 20, 2014 - 10:47 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Molly 2

Woods are Maple, Black Cherry for the center strip, African Mahogany for the body panels, and Cocobolo or Rosewood for the fretboard.
Posted on Sun., Apr. 20, 2014 - 10:43 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Molly 1

Molly the Machine is a 24 fret neckthrough design...a lead player's guitar.
Posted on Sun., Apr. 20, 2014 - 10:41 AM


 

Ty, Rob.

Sun., Apr. 20, 2014 - 11:09 AM

Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Dcrhoads as a friend.
Posted on Tue., Apr. 1, 2014 - 7:46 PM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Dcrhoads as a friend.
Posted on Tue., Apr. 1, 2014 - 7:46 PM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Dcrhoads as a friend.
Posted on Tue., Apr. 1, 2014 - 7:46 PM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added maz as a friend.
Posted on Sun., Mar. 30, 2014 - 6:29 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Molly guts

Here are Molly's guts spread out all over the table.

These will be glued each to their counterparts and then glued to the center block to make the new model...Molly the Machine. This is th...
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Posted on Sun., Mar. 9, 2014 - 3:41 PM


Thanks for request and stay in touch ;)
Posted on Wed., Mar. 5, 2014 - 3:09 PM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Zarko as a friend.
Posted on Wed., Mar. 5, 2014 - 3:07 PM


has uploaded a new song


Down and Blue

Posted on Thu., Feb. 20, 2014 - 11:23 AM


 

An International online collaboration. ...lol. The simple leads in the verses are from a fellow in Perth, the drums from London, the bass from Atlanta. I did the lead solo, rhythm guitars and vocals.

Fri., Feb. 21, 2014 - 8:52 AM

How cool is that! Sounds great man... very global bluesish B-)

Fri., Feb. 21, 2014 - 8:52 AM


 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

String Tees

If you're going to have string tees...they might as well have some style.
Posted on Wed., Feb. 12, 2014 - 11:27 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Pickup Ring

These rings will house some Lace Sensor - Drop & Gains. Their black caps look very nice with the ring.
Posted on Wed., Feb. 12, 2014 - 11:25 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Knobs

Note the pattern following out from the pointer. That's how I get my kicks. :) Fun.
Posted on Wed., Feb. 12, 2014 - 11:23 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Molly Hardware

Black anodized aluminum hardware for an upcoming shredder guitar - Molly the Machine. Includes a new bridge design.
Posted on Wed., Feb. 12, 2014 - 11:21 AM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Liberty Silver as a friend.
Posted on Sat., Jan. 25, 2014 - 8:27 PM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Dave 'Bucket' Colwell as a friend.
Posted on Wed., Jan. 22, 2014 - 10:06 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Haas TM3

the smaller of my little helpers.
Posted on Fri., Jan. 10, 2014 - 10:57 AM


has uploaded a new song


Smile Again

Posted on Fri., Jan. 10, 2014 - 10:51 AM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added The Players Club as a friend.
Posted on Thu., Jan. 9, 2014 - 4:09 PM


has uploaded a new song


Wheels in Motion

Posted on Sun., Jan. 5, 2014 - 11:26 AM


 

I love this! Beautiful work!

Mon., Jan. 6, 2014 - 8:30 PM

Ty, Steve

Mon., Jan. 6, 2014 - 8:30 PM

sweet tune,,nice melody

Mon., Jan. 6, 2014 - 8:30 PM


 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

June 3

...and the front.
Posted on Sun., Jan. 5, 2014 - 11:21 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

June 2

A better look at that Bamboo.
Posted on Sun., Jan. 5, 2014 - 11:19 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

June

This is model "June". She is Bamboo, Purple Heart, and Bubinga.
Posted on Sun., Jan. 5, 2014 - 11:17 AM



 
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June

Another wood configuration of "June". She is made of Peruvian Walnut with Myrtlewood facings. Ebony fretboard.
Posted on Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 11:39 AM


 

Wow,,I really like what you got goin on here. Let me ask this,,if somebody came to you with a custom 1 off design of there own,,would you,could you build it? Thanks 10K-DB

Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 1:16 PM

I could, yes. The shape would have to be something that I owned when it was all finished though. I would have to determine if there was any of market for the shape in order to justify making all the tooling fixtures that go into it. I'd be open to discussing anything though.

Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 5:31 PM


 
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Her name is June

This is the inside of a new model..."June". She is made of Bamboo, Purple Heart, and Bubinga. A semi-hollow, small body. this one is finished and playing...and for sale.
Posted on Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 11:37 AM


has uploaded a new song


Later With You

Posted on Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 11:32 AM


 

Thats pretty neat,,almost mandolin sounding at times. I take it you used your Gtrs on this? Sounds great

Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 5:28 PM

Just a Les Paul and a Fender Jazz bass.

Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 5:28 PM

Just a Les Paul and a Fender Jazz bass.


Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 5:28 PM


 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Hydraulic 2

This shows some little tests that were necessary to find out how much pressure was required to optimize the glue line on my guitar bodies. Note the shallow angle cut exploits the glue line. This requi...
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Posted on Sun., Dec. 29, 2013 - 11:39 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Press

I built this hydraulic press to glue body panels together or my guitars. It can apply up to 160,000 lbs of pressure to the panels to create thin, even glue lines.
Posted on Sun., Dec. 29, 2013 - 11:35 AM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Jason Miles as a friend.
Posted on Thu., Dec. 26, 2013 - 11:22 AM


has uploaded a new song


Flower In The Field

Posted on Wed., Dec. 18, 2013 - 11:50 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Array of Elises

I like 'em. I love 'em. I'm building more of 'em.
Posted on Wed., Dec. 18, 2013 - 11:44 AM


 

Nice shop!

Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 1:12 PM


 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

New Dots

Fretboard for a new neckthrough. The new dots came out particularly well.
Posted on Mon., Dec. 16, 2013 - 10:25 AM


has uploaded a new song


Carol of the Bells...a Christmas doodle

Posted on Mon., Dec. 16, 2013 - 10:23 AM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Pro9ect as a friend.
Posted on Thu., Dec. 12, 2013 - 5:16 PM


has uploaded a new song


Leaving You

Posted on Sat., Nov. 30, 2013 - 11:10 AM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Hiwatt Amplification as a friend.
Posted on Wed., Nov. 27, 2013 - 10:50 AM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Hiwatt Amplification as a friend.
Posted on Wed., Nov. 27, 2013 - 10:50 AM


has uploaded a new song


She Always Knew

Posted on Tue., Nov. 26, 2013 - 10:38 AM


 

This was an interesting composition challenge. My internet friend, Tjarko initially supplied only this simple base line around which I created the rest of the song.
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Tue., Nov. 26, 2013 - 10:40 AM


 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Early Stuff

2007? peripheral items.
Posted on Tue., Nov. 26, 2013 - 10:34 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Your's Truly

2008 with some tooling and parts in process.
Posted on Tue., Nov. 26, 2013 - 10:32 AM


 

We don't need no stinking sawdust.

Tue., Nov. 26, 2013 - 10:45 AM

Yes, but it's FAR better than cutting aluminum, with oily coolant and sharp chips. Wood is great by comparison.

Tue., Nov. 26, 2013 - 12:08 PM

Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Clairede Dirval as a friend.
Posted on Fri., Nov. 22, 2013 - 7:51 PM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added ELLIOTT RANDALL as a friend.
Posted on Fri., Nov. 22, 2013 - 7:18 AM


has uploaded a new song


The World is Scrambled

Posted on Wed., Nov. 20, 2013 - 11:39 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Port Orford Cedar

The flush mounted electronics cavity cover in this case is Cocobolo inlaid into a polished aluminum frame. Keeping with the notion of minimal hardware and screws, magnets are used to attach it to the ...
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Posted on Wed., Nov. 20, 2013 - 11:35 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Myrtlewood/Sapele

One of my design objectives is to reduce the amount of visible screws hardware. Note the elimination of the jack plate and the unconventional pickup rings.

This particularly beautiful piec...
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Posted on Wed., Nov. 20, 2013 - 11:33 AM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added 10K-DB music as a friend.
Posted on Tue., Nov. 19, 2013 - 8:53 PM


has uploaded a new song


My Damn Dog

Posted on Tue., Nov. 19, 2013 - 11:36 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Custom Bridge and Pup Rings

Note the bridge is my design, produced in-house along with the form fitting pickup rings (Seymour Duncan P-Rails in this pic), the wooden inlaid aluminum truss rod covers, the wooden inlaid aluminum e...
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Posted on Tue., Nov. 19, 2013 - 11:29 AM


 

Those saddle pcs are a cool design,,nice


Tue., Nov. 19, 2013 - 9:09 PM


 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Peruvian Walnut

I love Peruvian Walnut. It's light, stiff, and it turns a MARVELOUS dark brown under a finish.

Note the smooth neck/body transition. This provides two benefits. 1. It allows a very nice fe...
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Posted on Tue., Nov. 19, 2013 - 11:26 AM


 

wondering why have the joint there at all, why not have those pieces go neck through or one piece (5 laminates)?

Tue., Nov. 19, 2013 - 12:25 PM

That requires an entirely different manufacturing process...and different tooling.

I'm going through that now to make a neck-through guitar for my new model "Molly". This model, "Elise" will always be made this way.

Tue., Nov. 19, 2013 - 12:36 PM

Sweet!

Tue., Nov. 19, 2013 - 9:11 PM

Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Trapanner as a friend.
Posted on Tue., Nov. 19, 2013 - 4:52 AM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Joe Berger as a friend.
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Stuart Keith Guitars

has added ALPHONSE MOUZON as a friend.
Posted on Mon., Nov. 18, 2013 - 9:34 PM


Stuart Keith Guitars

Posted on Mon., Nov. 18, 2013 - 6:25 PM


stuart keith guitars, thanx 4 the friend add, icepack
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Stuart Keith Guitars

has added icepack as a friend.
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Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Jonny Tristram as a friend.
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Stuart Keith Guitars

has added WYLLYLL as a friend.
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Stuart Keith Guitars

has added BOERNI_K as a friend.
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Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Scott Goldberg as a friend.
Posted on Mon., Nov. 18, 2013 - 10:20 AM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added Warren Payne as a friend.
Posted on Mon., Nov. 18, 2013 - 10:07 AM


has uploaded a new song


The First Day of Life

Posted on Mon., Nov. 18, 2013 - 9:09 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Logo Medallion 2

I use very large, heavy, and accurate cnc machines to make these logo pieces...and for the entire guitar as well. The woods here are Bloodwood for the outside ring, Bubinga for the inside fill, Ebony ...
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Posted on Mon., Nov. 18, 2013 - 8:51 AM


 

Ive used a Hass 21 station mill,,with fanuc control system,,what were these made on? Just wondering.

Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 1:08 PM

Haas,,whoops ,,spelling prob. Mostly for engine bearing caps.

Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 1:09 PM

This one...a Haas TM-3. I also have a Haas VF-4. I used to have a VF-2 and other cnc machine tools.

Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 5:33 PM


 
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Logo Medallions

I'm not making headstock facings on my new design. It's a neckthough and I want the laminate to show on the face of the headstock. Due the less than 100% success rate I have when making these logos (I...
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Posted on Mon., Nov. 18, 2013 - 8:47 AM


Stuart Keith Guitars

has added DaveSmith-Anek as a friend.
Posted on Sun., Nov. 17, 2013 - 11:35 PM


has uploaded a new song


The Last Ray

Posted on Sun., Nov. 17, 2013 - 11:57 AM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Elise 0017 - Top

Don't fall in love. She's a beauty. She's one in a million girls. Why would I lie?
Posted on Sun., Nov. 17, 2013 - 11:54 AM


 

Well...that one is looking for a daddy.

Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 5:41 PM

whats the price on this one?

Mon., Jan. 6, 2014 - 8:17 PM

That on is $3500. It has a set of boutique pickups from Vintage Vibe.

Mon., Jan. 6, 2014 - 10:32 PM


 
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Tapered Neck/Body Joint

This neck heel illustrates my philosophy when using CNC technology to build guitars. The objective isn't necessarily mass production, but rather, to exploit the accuracy of the technology toward the p...
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Posted on Sun., Nov. 17, 2013 - 11:50 AM


 

Comfortable access to upper frets,,love it. Most gtrs
dont have that

Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 12:59 PM

I was always perturbed by the big wad of wood back there on my Strat and Les Paul. Dad said, "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." Well...he probably did anyway.

Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 5:39 PM

yea I hear ya,,Ive filed/sanded down that area of the necks on all my gtrs,,alot easier to play. You build some great stuff

Mon., Jan. 6, 2014 - 8:16 PM


 
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Neck Laminates

A typical neck laminate...Sapele outside, thin Bloodwood strips, and Wenge down the middle.
Posted on Sat., Nov. 16, 2013 - 11:18 AM


has uploaded a new song


Mystic Wind

Posted on Sat., Nov. 16, 2013 - 11:01 AM



 
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Dimarzio Cover

This is a typical pickup cover/ring design to minimize the amount of hardware and surface area on the front of my guitars. In this case a DiMarzio DP154 is refitted with this brushed aluminum cover.
Posted on Sat., Nov. 16, 2013 - 10:54 AM



 
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Elise 0017

Probably the nicest piece of Maple I've ever seen. So much character on this...with spalt, two kinds of mineral streaking, copper and iron, curly figure, and intense grain varigation...I doubt I'll ev...
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Posted on Sat., Nov. 16, 2013 - 10:52 AM


has uploaded a new song


The Man at the Art Store

Posted on Fri., Nov. 15, 2013 - 12:16 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Guitar

Inlaid Aluminum Knobs

Thees inlaid knobs are polished aluminum and Ebony or Cocobolo. They are made in-house.
Posted on Fri., Nov. 15, 2013 - 12:12 PM



 
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Inside "Elise"

These plates illustrate the use of cad/cam/cnc technology to create a functional design that would severely challenge a conventional luthier to produce. Note the inside surfaces follow the outside org...
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Posted on Fri., Nov. 15, 2013 - 12:10 PM


 

How are those glued,,or attached?

Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 1:01 PM


 
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Myrtlewood Facing

This Myrtlewood facing was baked to get it to a nice, homogeneous medium brown.

Note that cad/cam/cnc is used to create a perfect string track from the nut to the tuners. The nut itself is...
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Posted on Fri., Nov. 15, 2013 - 12:07 PM


 

Do you custom make nuts according to gauge strings a player uses? I also like theres no string trees to muck up the looks

Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 1:03 PM

Yes indeed. The grooves are custom tailored to the strings. A new gauge requires a new nut since the string height off the first fret is established by taking material off the bottom of the nut
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Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 5:38 PM

Stuart Keith Guitars

has added NMB Live Presents... as a friend.
Posted on Thu., Nov. 14, 2013 - 10:34 AM


has updated his music style
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has updated his instruments
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has updated his instruments
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has updated his music style
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has updated his biography
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has uploaded a new song


Fundamentally Z

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