Not long ago we heard about Sahlstrom guitars through Mike Lipel, a long time friend of the store. Mike bought a Sahlstrom and was so blown away by the sound, feel, and sheer beauty he had to become partners with Joel to form Sahlstrom Stringed Instruments.
Mike procures fine tone wood from all over the world, assists in guitar concept and design also operates sales & marketing. Our close relationship allows us to offer incredible one of a kind, world class guitars to musicians local and worldwide.
Joel is the Master Luthier.
Here’s little about Joel –
“Joel earned a studio arts degree from Bethel College in St. Paul Minnesota. Joel sees art in many forms. The ‘sound’ he has refined has come after tedious trial and error.
Joel’s attention to detail, experimentation with bracing, and working with numerous tonal characteristics has contributed to what has made Joel a sought after Luthier all across the United States and Canada.
Joel credits his time with Master Luthier James Olson as a turning point in his career. Since then, Joel has created guitars that have a comfortable, ‘old friend’ feel to them.”
Top – Rose Sitka Spruce, highly figured
B&S – Cocobolo
Neck – Maple
Fingerboard – Honduran Rosewood
Bracing – Sitka Spruce
Binding – Maple/Wenge
Side Sound Port
Scale Length – 25.5”
Nut – 1 ¾”