NAMM January 19-22, 2017 Booth 4828, Exhibit Hall C

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Let the celebration begin!!!!

Luthier Steve Klein will be at NAMM ’17 January 19-22, stop by to try his new guitars or simply congratulate him!!!

This years new instruments including:

  • Acoustic 50th Anniversary Edition – Limited to 7 Only in collaboration with Master Luthier Steve Kauffman
  • Acoustics by Steve Kauffman
  • Electric Harp-Guitar & Electric Guitars – Built at his shop in Sonoma, California
  • Acoustic Harp-Guitar in collaboration with Dyer Harp-Guitars – Pasadena, California

 

We are looking forward to see you there!!!

 

or contact us:

 

Steve Klein 707-732-2000

Steven Kauffman 541-952-5120

Klein Community 617-460-9610

14th Harp Guitar Gathering, Milford, CT, October 14-16, 2016

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14th Harp Guitar Gathering, Milford, Connecticut, October 14-16 2016

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What a great gathering of musicians, luthiers and friends!

Steve Klein and Scott Holloway (Dyer Harp Guitars), showed their collaborative instrument, a Prototype Harp Guitar that got a lot attention from the players and makers alike. Amazing musician Kinloch Nelson did a great job demoing the new instrument and Belgian Luthier Benoit Meulle-Stef can be seen playing the Harp Guitar on the encore!!

This project was in Steve Klein’s drafting table in February, he did the design, the neck, and the harp headstock, Steve Kauffman made the bridge, and Jim Worland put the instrument together at Scott’s shop in Pasadena, CA

The word is that The Harp Guitar (Syer = Klein + Dyer) will be available in early 2017.

For more info contact:

Steve Klein

http://www.kleincommunity.com/contact-steve-klein/

Steve Kauffman

Email: s.kauffman@att.net or Phone: (541) 942-5120

The Art of Guitar Building: An Evening with Steve Klein & Steve Kauffman 10/19/16 Newburyport, MA

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A Special Event at the Custom House Maritime Museum: 7 to 9 PM

IMG_2439Steve Klein fans in New England will not want to miss this rare opportunity to hear firsthand from the legendary luthier who built guitars for Joni Mitchell, Steve Miller, Sting, and Stanley Clarke, among many others. Spanning a career of almost 50 years, Steve Klein pioneered major innovations in the design and craftsmanship of the electric and acoustic steel-string guitar.

In this special evening hosted by Jack Lepiarz of WBUR, Mr. Klein will be joined by his longtime building partner Steve Kauffman to talk about their work to innovate the art and science of guitar building – peppered with fascinating tales of working with legends in folk, rock, and jazz.  Guests will enjoy a reception and the opportunity to view an exhibit of rare Klein instruments. The beauty of these unique instruments will be brought to life through live performances by Brendan Burns and John Tavano.

 
For guitar aficionados, this is a very unique opportunity to meet a legend and see his work up close. Please joins us for an unforgettable evening with this American Treasure, brought to you by www.kleincommunity.com .

Poster October 19 2016 Klein Guitars EventLocation: Custom House Maritime Museum,

25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

Reception, Exhibit, Lecture, and Live Performances

October 19, 2016 from 7 to 9 PM

 

 

Seating at this event is extremely limited.  Tickets are complimentary, but you MUST REGISTER

Many thanks to our Sponsors:

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KLEIN GUITARS TO EXHIBIT AT WOODSTOCK INVITATIONAL LUTHIERS SHOWCASE 2016

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KLEIN GUITARS TO EXHIBIT AT WOODSTOCK INVITATIONAL LUTHIERS SHOWCASE

October 21 through 23, 2016 in Woodstock, New York

Guitar maker and designer Steve Klein from Sonoma, California and his longtime associate Steve Kauffman are coming to show their guitars at the Woodstock Show in October. The event however will be the beginning of Mr. Klein’s 50 Year Celebration of building/designing acoustic, electric, harps, odd, one-of-a-kind, ergonomic, and all around incredible instruments.

Don’t miss out the opportunity to meet a living legend, pioneer and forward thinking master of guitar-building!!!

http://www.woodstockinvitational.com/exhibitors.shtml

 

For more info contact:

Steve Klein

http://www.kleincommunity.com/contact-steve-klein/

Steve Kauffman

Email: s.kauffman@att.net or Phone: (541) 942-5120

The Klein Electric Bird has landed…

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The Klein Electric Bird has landed in the Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, California, it will run from May 29 to September 5, 2016

Opening day music was provided by The Bench Dogs and Paul W. Schmidt

Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the GUITAR is a traveling exhibition organized by the National Guitar Museum.  On display are approximately 40 instruments ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative.  This exhibition explores all facets of the world’s most popular instrument, from its history as an instrument of popular culture over the past four hundred years to modern efforts to reinvent the guitar with different materials, shapes, and approaches to design. Design illustrations, objects, and photographs provide a rich context for exploring the artistic components of the guitar.  Visitors will experience the art, history, and cultural impact of the guitar. The artifacts are supplemented with dozens of photographs and illustrations that depict significant artists and instruments of the last century.

 

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http://www.sonomacountymuseum.org/exhibits/history-museum.aspx

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Medieval to Metal Exhibit – Sonoma County Museum – Santa Rosa, CA – May 27, 2016 – September 5, 2016

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Medieval to Metal Exhibit – Sonoma County Museum – Santa Rosa, CA

May 27, 2016 – September 5, 2016

The Traveling Exhibit: Medieval to Metal will be in Santa Rosa, California and it will feature two of Steve Klein’s guitars (Santa Rosa ONLY!).

Don’t miss the opportunity to see the Electric Bird, featuring a stunning Green-burst finish, bronze bird head and opal eyes and ivory tongue!!