What are Stoney Creek Guitars?
The short answer: amazing looks, outstanding playability, hand-built electric guitars at a very reasonable price.
The longer answer: Frank de Haan started his guitar building business in 2013 and to commemorate his first five years as an independent luthier, he founded the Stoney Creek brand. Named after a picturesque town in Canada that he visited during his time at Galloup, Frank designed a couple of guitar models. Of these, the Turmaline, Sapphire and Flint are still being built in Heiloo. A more recent development is the Sustainable Guitars, instruments built with idealistic things in mind like the environment, the climate and the planet. In addition, you can also have your own Custom guitar made.
What is so special about Stoney Creek? First, every Stoney Creek guitar is unique. We don’t like to make a series of the same guitars because it is too much fun to build something new and different every time. The perk for the player is that you’ve got something original, a one of a kind guitar. Second, we think that craftmanship is most important. Therefore, a Stoney Creek is built by hand with a great eye for detail, so that every guitar gets lots of special attention. We like to use special kinds of tonewoods and aim for guitars that look gorgeous, play easily and sound authentic.
This is our take on a classic that has been around for 70 years. The T model has been a favorite workhorse for multitudes of players and we continue to let it shine. Expect no clone, however. Expect a Stoney Creek! In our hands, this unrivalled classic become a guitar that will be your beloved musical companion.
Why? Because we tweaked it a little, with a more comfortable neck/body construction for example. We turned a trusty, solid instrument into a guitar that you just can’t stop playing.
We love and respect the classic guitar models. That said, we also love to play around with those classic designs and turn it into something new.
This is how the Flint came to be, a crossover between models used in classic and alternative rock, available in reverse and non reversed versions.
When Frank designed the first original Stoney Creek model, he borrowed a few things from classic guitar models and made it his own.
Always on the lookout for something new, Frank modified that guitar into the Sapphire by including a nice comfortable armrest and changing the horn such that the highest frets are easy to reach.