Grimes instruments are played by Steve Miller, Larry Coryell, Pat Simmons, Jackson Browne, Jake Shimabukuro, Walter Becker, Willie Nelson, George Benson, Leo Kottke, Keola Beamer, Hank Marvin, Paul Simon and more.
I love this Beamer guitar! It is absolutely my favorite acoustic guitar. Great intonation at every fret, superb action, and playability, a silky tonality, that achieves ringing high notes, and just enough lower midrange that is necessary for using in the studio. The notes are very even across the spectrum, so you can pick out the tones, and hear each one distinctly. Lastly, it is aesthetically stunning. I’m so lucky to have this guitar!
Wayne Wesley Johnson
The ‘Grimes’ possesses an almost unattainable combination of brilliance,power, sweetness and balance, while never being brash or harsh.
The Laureate has a strong resonance and ringing characteristics without a trace of harshness.
Michael Sandy, Bankok/ Thailand
The guitar you made for me is the only one I play now. My other guitars are sweet instruments, but do not have the range of the Grimes doublehole. Thanks!!.
Lulu Santos, Brazil
First of all,congratulations on a job well done. The Jazz Nouveau made every thing else I own look & sound like stage props, lots of lacquer, etc I’m considering a flat top now,how about it?
Your craftmanship is wonderful and I appreciate how you followed my order to a “t”. The guitar plays and sounds wonderful. The koa is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.
Naoyuki Ogawa, Tokyo
Stephen, thanks you so much for the Montreux guitar. It is so incredible loud and sweet that I wanted. Its makes for me very happy that I play it.
Lars Hallbäck , Skara, Sweden
For me, this guitar was like finding the holy grail of tone, combined with master workmanship, the best I’ve ever heard and seen. Having a couple of your guitars I expected nothing short of amazing, but it´s always nice when you exceed customers expectations. Fantastic guitar-thanks!!
What a great guitar! It has that incredible richness that makes it wonderful for recording. The harmonics are great, and even the double octave false harmonics are there. I don’t know if you could make it any better.
Steve, the guitar arrived safe and sound. It is absolutely stunning! Everything about it is more than I could have hoped for. The sound, look and feel of this guitar are great, but it is particularly the sound that is so enticing! It resonates in a way unlike any other instrument I own.
I truly love my new guitar! Its really beautiful and its going to be spectacular for recording. Its taking me to some wonderful new places and I am most appreciative of this great instrument!
Thanks! You’ve created my dream guitar! The ‘OM’ size Beamer is way better than my expectations. The design, materials, execution, finish, set up….all score a 10+!
Steve, thanks so much for the guitar! Its the f_ _ _ing Steinway Grande of arch top guitars!
Recently I got to play all but one of the arch tops in the ‘Blue Collection’ of Scott Chinery, and the quality was surprisingly high. Of those that I played, the out and out best was the one made by Steve Grimes in Hawaii. The two guitars he made for me are wonderful instruments.
The sound of the guitar is truly fantastic (acoustic and amplified)! The basses are powerful and very clear and the trebles are really clear and also powerful. The guitar is very well balanced and very easy to play. The tone range is impressive and the volume and sustain are very good. Aesthetically the guitar is superb!