Joe - USA (TX)
"Buckeye Burl top, Black Limba back, gold hardware, luminous fret dots and more. A smooth, stunning, beautiful oneofakind masterpiece custom made by Alex of STK Guitars for me. I am in awe and grateful beyond words."
Shun - Japan
"Hi Alex !
Thank you for your absolutely stunning guitar !
Super light weight, Very resonant, Fast neck profile, Beautiful looks, all of your guitar is Perfect !
Also I'm thankful for your quick response, communicativity, and fast shipping !
I think STK guitars next innovator of modern guitar world.
All the Best Alex and STK guitars.
From far east Japan."
Martin - Germany
"Hey guys the guitar arrived yesterday and just want say a big thank you. The guitar is realy amazing and the love in the details is just stunning.
Thank you very much ... I'm very statisfied this the nicest guitar I've ever had."
Calvin - USA (CA)
“Alex, received the guitar yesterday! Super fast shipping. But I wanted to first thank you for the smooth process during the build with all the updates and emails. Very much appreciated. Now, the guitar shipped with no issues at all in regards to shipping. The guitar itself, is absolutely amazing Alex!!! You have blown my mind with the craftsmanship and quality :) you made that vision of my perfect guitar a reality and I couldn't be more pleased! The action and playability is far superior than any instrument I've played or owned! The tones and feel are exactly what I had thought it would be !! Thank you again! I will be doing a review and hopefully post some videos soon!! I might have to order another one in the near future!! Thank you again, I wish you continue success.
QUALITY / IMPRESSION
First glance the guitar is stunning. The ash and grain pop like crazy ! I was a little worried it wouldn't be as eye catchy as it shows in the photos, but it delivers. In person it's actually a little darker which is amazing. Going over the guitar, I found no imperfections at all !!
I tried and tried to find something wrong, but nothing. The neck pocket is extremely tight and the cuts are right on. The Pickup cavities are extremely tight and basically hug the covers. What impressed me the most, was the fretwork !! Impeccable fretwork. I literally cannot even feel the fret ends as I play. Super smooth. Overall, the quality is what I would expect from a custom shop. The expectations were met extremely well and I am so pleased. Thanks STK!
PLAYABILITY / SOUND
The guitar plays fantastic. Alex reached out and wanted to know a preference that I had in neck carve and overall set up. Stock radius is 16", but I felt a 12" inch radius would suit my smaller hand needs. We went with a thin profile and it turned out great !! playing chords and also riffing out is very natural. The action came perfect!! no fret buzz at any point on the fingerboard. The ebony is so smooth to play on. The wood choices with the BKP pickups give a great clear midrange tone that sounds very well balanced. The low end is tight and not flubby at all ! One thing I noticed is that the guitar harmonics scream out. Sounds great over all and the clean tones are so warm and clear. Definitely one of the most balanced guitar I've played. I can't put it down.
In counclusion, Alex at STK blew my expectations away and I could not be happier. The quality and craftsmanship is definitely up there and worth the money spent, which is reassuring. I hope you guys enjoy the pics and if you are wanting a build, do not hesitate to go with STK if it fits your needs. I was planning to go with other brands, but STK responded and I felt this was the right place !
Thanks again STK !!”
Marvin - Germany
"Hey! The guitar arrived yesterday and it is simply amazing. ... The neck is by far the best I have ever played. I've always been more the player for rhythm than for solo, but on this guitar even my fingers start flying. I can't even describe it. It's everyting I've expected and more and I'm in love before even hearing it. Thank you so much!"
Stephan - Germany
"Hi Alex, the guitar landed safe! She is an absolute weapon - like it so much! Sounds over my Fortin Amps KILLER!"
Nathan - USA (KS)
“Both guitars are great! Very nice setup and playability. I'm really happy with them. Thanks!”
Matthew - UK
“Hi Alex, I have received the guitar and I must say, it is absolutely amazing. The craftmanship is by far the best I've seen on any guitar I've tried.
Thank you for everything. I will definetly be placing another order with you in the future!”
Curt - USA (MN)
“Hi Alex, just wanted to drop you a note that I am really loving the new axe. It's beautiful, plays very nicely, and sounds great. You will definitely be at the top of my list for future custom builds. Thank you”
Paolo - Italy
“I' ve known Alex some time ago at one of my band gigs.
Now a few years later, our collaboration and friendship are affirmed; I have two STK instruments made to measure for me. I firmly believe that STK is a brand with the highest quality standards.”
Guy - Germany
“The guitar is perfectly balanced and super comfortable to play thanks to the arm rest. The Mahogany used for the body and neck is gorgeous and the Mango top pops out nicely. Overall, my girlfriend said the guitar looked even better in real life than on the photos. The frets are very well done and there are definitely no sharp fret ends. The pickups sound good and well-balanced, as expected from BKP. I love that the Ziricote topper on the neck pickup are bookmatched to the fretboard”
Yohei - Japan
“Hi Alex, finally, S1A has arrived in Japan safely!! I'm very grateful for your kindness. I'm very satisfied with looks, playability, and of course its sounds!!
I'll try various settings for a while. Someday, I may order another guitar from you.”
Antoine - France
“Hi Alex, just received the beast this morning : only had a few minutes to see her before going to work : it looks PERFECT ! I'll tell you more once plugged into my kemper tonight ;) ...
...Still really in love with the guitar and the ebony neck feeling. Played it live for the first time last sunday. Your craft skills are just perfect."