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Steve Connor 2015 Spruce Maple #296 Kalmath


One of America’s outstanding luthiers is here!  Beautiful, powerful and simply amazing!

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Steve Connor 2015 Spruce Maple #296 Kalmath


ModelSteve Connor 2015 Spruce Maple #296 Kalmath
ConditionPre-Owned – Excellent Condition
Scale650 mm
FinishFrench Polished Top – Lacquer Back & Sides
TunersAlessi machines – Custom Made for Steve Connor
CaseAccord – Custom Fit High End HSC

Tone Woods

TopSelect Spruce
Sides/BackStriped Maple – Double Sides and Back – solid – 1 Port Bass Side
NeckHonduran Mahogany
Head PlateMaple w/Ebony
FingerboardAfrican Ebony – elevated – nice!
BindingFlamed Maple
PurflingsFlamed Maple – Connor Signature Rosette


Nut Width52mm at the nut, 62 neck width at the 12th fret
String Spacings49mm – 50mm – 59mm (1st – 12th- Bridge)
Neck Depths21mm and 23mm at 1st fret and 9th fret
Overall length39 3/4″
Body length19 3/8″
Upper bout width11 1/4″
Lower bout width14 1/2″
Waist width9 1/4″
Body depths3 5/8″ Upper Bout & 4 3/8″ Lower Bout
Action4.5mm to 3.8mm Low E to High E
Weight 4lbs

Steve Connor 2015 Spruce Maple #296 Kalmath


This guitar was sent to me by Steve, authorized by the current owner, a concert guitarist from NYC.  I didn’t know what to expect, except for the fact that Steve’s work is impeccable, guitars powerful, and always very pretty.  I was not disappointed.

She’s so very pretty.  The Striped Maple is superb, the Spruce top is marbled and bear clawed, and the Custom Alessis with MOP (stamped Connor) simply finish her off exquisitely.  Natural taper to the body, she’s fat bottomed at 4 3/8″, but the tapering allows for a comfortable elevation to the fretboard.  His workmanship is stellar.  This guitar evidences all of Stephan’s upgrades possible regarding one of his classical guitars.

Inspection within reveals his Signature stamping, also the #296 with the name of the guitar “Kalmath” and his quick signature all written on the inside of the soundboard.

Playing her last night, the guitar immediately came to life.  Instantly, her voice became evident.  She’s powerful (very much so), bold and direct in your face and that of your audience.  Set up to play comfortably, there is no problem driving her.  The mids are superb, as are the blooming basses and the crystal trebles (which are incredibly powerful, btw).  Steve’s reputation is well deserved.  Another instant favorite.

The guitar has some small play wear on the top, treble side, smallish rakes and nail marks.  The back and sides are very nice as well.  Nothing of significance.  A quick buffing and she’s good to go.  Photos will show everything as I took shots of each quadrant of the top and the back.  She has a port cover as well.  I wouldn’t use it, but someone might like it?

Steve has a 3+ year waiting list.   This guitar is immediately available via my gallery.  This is a $14000+ guitar from Steve, maybe more.  I’ve lowered the price to $11995


Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?).  My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar.  I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything.  Thanks. Rich

MP3 Audio  – 180703-Steve Connor 2015 Spruce Maple #296 Kalmath – This is a gorgeous guitar.  Power and poise, intimacy and musical.  Love this guitar.

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1



Steve Connor 2015 Spruce Maple #296 Kalmath played by Hannah Murphy performing a section from the “Sound of Bells”



Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.

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Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.

It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up. Rich



This classical guitar carries a 6 month Warranty from Savage Classical Guitar as it is Pre-Owned

Please read my Return Policy


Additional information

Weight22 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in

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