Steve Doreen Guitars

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With a 32" treble side and a 32.5" bass side dropped to a C makes this guitar very unique to play and listen to. The outer frames are removable for ease of traveling. The fingerboard, bridge and head plate are Macassar ebony. I designed this bridge for adjustable intonation and action all to hold the RMC saddle pick ups. Stainless steel frets that will provide a solid note and last a lifetime on this nylon string guitar.

Built from mostly local Victoria tone wood this is a 00 sized guitar with a soft round cutaway. The west coast has an abundance of great tone wood and I like to put a lot of these to use. 

The back and sides of this guitar are reclaimed Garry Oak, the soundboard is driftwood cedar. The neck is laminated with red alder and Garry oak all in which came from Victoria. This guitar is bound with Dogwood and has rosewood for the fingerboard, bridge and head plate. 12 fret guitar with 25" scale length.

A modern touch to a classic guitar, this is a multi scale nylon string guitar with 14 frets to the body. With a 25.5 treble side and a 26.5 bass side you get a huge range in tone.

Red cedar sound board creates projection, paired with black walnut you get the brightness of mahogany with the overtones of rosewood. The fingerboard, bridge and head plates are Macassar ebony, Indian rosewood bindings and rosette.   

Here is a all black walnut OM sized guitar. The walnut soundboard sets it apart from the rest with its very clear bright tone. This was built as a base model guitar with rosewood fingerboard and a satin finish. Its a great flat picking blues guitar.

This was a neat project, a fan fret nylon classical guitar. Stretched out bass string for a deep tone with a good amount of sustain, short trebles for a bright clean tone.  With a 24.75 treble side and 25.75 bass side the playability feels like a standard scale guitar just with the added benefit of the longer bass side.

Black walnut back and sides with a driftwood red cedar top. Wenge headstock, fingerboard and bridge.

A nice balance between maple and walnut.  Maple for the side which gives it the stiffness, walnut with a wedge of make for the back that produces a brilliant tone. This guitar has a driftwood cedar top with a walnut, maple and wenge rosette. Wenge for the headstock, fingerboard and bridge. 

Parlor sized guitar with a large tone. Back and side are Indian Rosewood with a driftwood cedar soundboard. Yes, driftwood! I personally salvaged the cedar from the beaches of Vancouver Island, mill and air dry to become this beautiful tone wood. Flame eastern maple for the centre wedge in the back and also for the bindings. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge.

The OO body size was very popular back in the day, this is my take of an OO sized guitar. 12 fret to the body with an easy playing 25" scale. Responsive to the touch this guitar has a sitka spruce soundboard matched with Australian black wood back and sides. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. 

Multi scale LP acoustic electric guitar. Different from the rest, this beauty has it all. The 24.75 treble side it has the lower tension  of a fast playing electric guitar, while the bass side has a 25.75 scale length for the deeper acoustic tone. This guitar has a X braced sitka spruce top paired with padouk back and sides. Ebony for the fingerboard, bridge, bindings, and armrest bevel. This guitar Is fitted with a LR Baggs Anthem SL pick-up system.

This Boutique slope shoulder dreadnaught has a clear responsive tone thanks to a carefully chosen blend of a Sitka spruce top, Australian eucalyptus back and sides, Spanish cedar neck and eastern maple bindings. The rosewood fingerboard inlayed with an understated abalone paw print rounds off the stunning guitar and adds a touch of sentiment to a classic piece. The retail value of this guitar is $2500

Tickets to  be in to win this guitar are 3 for $5 and can be purchased from the Victoria Humane Society , Larsen Music, Classic Guitars on fort and various pet stores in the victoria area ( full list will be available soon)

This mini jumbo delivers a loud announcement of its superioroity with a tight base response, clear sparkling trebles and a light responsive feel. The curly mango visually sets it apart from the rest and the BC Engelmann spruce top gives it the clear bright sound with great projection. 

This unique guitar blends the best of both the acoustic and electric world, offering great sound with or without being amplified. Reclaimed driftwood cedar top, North American black walnut back and sides and a 5 piece spanish cedar and walnut neck combine for a quick responsive sound

A new twist on a classic style, this modern Jazz has it all. From its raised multi scale fan fret finger board to its beveled arm rest no corners were cut ! The artful combination of Engelmenn spruce, Cambodian rosewood and Ambrosia maple complete this one of a kind guitar.


Bear claw Engelmann spruce top, Cocobolo rosewood back and sides, 5 piece flame maple/walnut neck and ebony multi scale fingerboard produce a bright sound with a quick attack.

The cedar top paired with Indonesian rosewood back and sides gives this fan fret beauty a nice mellow tone and the armrest bevel makes it comfortable enough to play all night.

This vintage inspired parlor keeps it simple with a sitka spruce top and local red alder back and sides. The romantic style bridge completes the look and ties it all together quite nicely.

Base level, simple and sophisticated. satin finished poplar back and sides, BC sitka spruce sound board, african wenge fingerboard. Nice clean sound, great for flat picking.


This exotic monkeypod guitar was built for finger style picking and rises well to the occasion. It's cedar top and spanish cedar neck and ebony fingerboard finishes off this great little guitar with style.

Two complementary cedar top parlor guitars. The one has black limba back and sides while the other has Indian rosewood back and sides. To tie the two together the black limba guitar has Indian rosewood bindings, while the indian rosewood guitar has black limba bindings. 

For that feminine touch the rosewood guitar has delicate abalone inlays along the fingerboard. (you can see detailed photos here)