The Art of The Square Guitar
Join us, for an exhibition, of square guitars, handcrafted by Steve Denyes, of Hullabaloo Band! We are currently featuring his collection of over 40 guitars. To hear more about his philosophy and process, visit his website: https://boxwoodguitar.com/.
Steve is available for commissions. You can contact him directly at email@example.com
All the guitars in the gallery are also on Steve’s website: www.boxwoodguitar.com
All of Steve Denyes’ guitars are made from 100% forest, urban or luthier salvaged wood.
Forest-salvaged wood comes from standing dead or windfall trees that are harvested from
their natural habitat.
Urban-salvaged trees are typically large tree that were planted in parks and near residences.
They are salvaged when they fall naturally or need to be removed because they have outgrown
their available space.
Luthier-salvaged wood is taken from the scrap pile of major guitar manufacturers. A great deal of wood is rejected by guitar manufacturers due to small cosmetic flaws. They don’t have the time or flexibility to fix these minor flaws but small, independent luthiers do!
Geeky, guitar nerd facts about Steve’s guitars:
Each guitar has an adjustable two-way truss rod.
Almost all the guitar tops are braced with a traditional X-brace pattern. Some of the tenor tops use a V-brace pattern.
All the guitar backs are braced with a traditional ladder bracing
The necks, bridges and fretboards on these guitars are all luthier-salvaged
The scale length of each guitar is listed on its information card.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Do they sound and play like “regular” guitars?
A: Yes, if you closed your eyes, you wouldn’t be able to hear the difference.
Q: Why are they square/rectangular?
A: Mostly for fun and for the visual difference. Also, as a builder it allows me to use wood that I
couldn’t/wouldn’t otherwise use.
Q: These can’t possibly sound good, can they?
A: Play one and decide for yourself. Guitars are meant to be played. Pick one up and give it a