Holst Custom Stringed Instruments 2016





Since 1984 I have been hand crafting custom guitars and mandolins in Oregon's beautiful Willamette Valley.

In recent years I have developed a line of archtop guitars featuring laminated top and back plates. These plates are made entirley by hand here in my shop and feature only the highest quality materials. I have been so pleased with both their visual and sonic qualities that I've decided to offer them for sale to both amatuer hobbyists and professional luthiers alike.

I invite you to read more about how these plates are constructed and to see finished examples of instruments made using them. You can order single plates or sets of plates from this site but please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions, special needs, or need advice on how to best use these plates.

Stephen Holst





Veneer Styles

Plates can be ordered with either a highly figured curly maple outer veneer or with a plain maple outer veneer for opaque finshed instruments. Let me know at the time of ordering which you prefer.

Curly Maple