Steve Kauffman

Steve Kauffman met Steve Klein for the first time in 1978 at a luthiers’ convention in Boston, Massachusetts. Very quickly, the friendship (and Steve Kauffman’s admiration for Steve Klein’s design) turned into a partnership. Both makers have worked together for almost forty years, producing some of the most innovative and beautiful sounding instruments in the realm of lutherie and they still pushing forward the art of guitar making. A new phase of this creative collaboration its about to be unveiled in a new series of instruments.

More details, photos, and descriptions will be available on this site soon!


“As far back as my memory takes me I’ve been passionate about working with wood. I grew up in San Francisco near the Golden Gate Park during the 1960s. It was an amazing social and musical scene, and it was formative in my development both as an artist and a human being. I built my first guitar in the early ‘70s when I was still a teenager, and ever since I’ve been enthralled with lutherie.”

Steven Kauffman


“I consider Steve Kauffman to be one of the most skilled and talented luthiers in the world today. I feel grateful and honored to call him partner and friend.”

Steve Klein

A man with some very stylish electric guitars

Photo by Josh Isaacs

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