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Grimes Beamer Steel String Adirondack/Koa #0718 - Used  From Other

A tremendously powerful guitar from luthier, Steve Grimes.


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What We Think

Condition: Used, Very Good (drop fill on upper shoulder, pictured)

Fitted with an Adirondack Spruce top and some very rare Red Koa, this custom Beamer Steel String with an 18" wide body was built to handle baritone tunings at a standard scale. Kept at standard pitch, this one has a punchy clarity sure to cut through even the densest arrangement. But, the magic really starts as the tuning gets lower! In Drop D, there's a huge jump in volume and projection that seems to grow and grow the lower your go. Originally designed for C-C tuning, this slack-key master can handle it all with a grace and poise, never giving up it's place in the mix.

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Manufacturer's Description from Other

This double sound hole guitar was originally designed for and made popular by Keola Beamer, the great Hawaiian slack key artist. It has an astounding capability to produce a deep, rich tone with a bass response previously unattainable in a similarly sized body. By moving the soundhole away from the end of the fingerboard, a larger area of the top can be utilized to achieve a bigger sound overall. The transverse brace, usually located just behind the soundhole in front of the bridge, can be moved up to the end of the fingerboard, effectively “opening” up the tone producing potential of the soundboard. Available in “OM” (15 1/8″ wide), and Concert (16 wide) sizes, the Beamer model is great for players who like a deep bass, especially those playing “slack key” style or using tunings with “D” or “C” in the bass.

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


Model: Beamer Steel String

Serial: 0718

Year: 2010

Scale Length: 25.5"

Body Width: 18"

Body Length: 21"

Side Depth @ End Block: 4.5"

Neck Width: 1.695"

Soundboard: Adirondack Spruce

Back and Sides: Red Koa

Fingerboard: Ebony

Bindings & Purflings: Rosewood

Tuning Machines: Gold Gotoh 510

Case: Hardshell