product types: 

  • mandolins
  • acoustic guitars
  • electric guitars


Stephen Stratton has been making instruments since 1998 when he attended the Roberto-Venn school of Lutherie. After graduating from Roberto-Venn he went to work with Charles Fox at CFox guitars in Healdsburg, California. For three years Stephen built the acoustic boxes that were to become CFox guitars. When CFox guitars closed in 2001, Stephen began working with Todd Taggart at Allied Lutherie as shop manager where he was responsible for processing and grading tonewoods and selecting woods for major guitar companies. In 2003, Stephen moved to Portland, Oregon where he began producing his own guitars as well as having had the good fortune to work closely with Portland luthier Saul Koll on Saul’s fine electric and archtop guitars. Stephen and family have now moved to Tucson, Arizona.

Source: Stratton Guitars website (25 November 2020)


Stratton Guitars Tucson , AZ
United States
Arizona US