Introducing Circle Strings

We are so pleased to announce that we have added Circle Strings to our roster of acoustic luthiers. Although Circle may be new to TNAG, the man behind the brand, Adam Buchwald, is certainly not. Adam has a wealth of knowledge in lutherie having trained with some of the greats. Adam has worked for various luthiers and now owns both Circle Strings and Iris Guitar Company. Find out more in our blog below.

Circle Strings came before Iris Guitars, as Adam was committed to creating instruments for the working musician and therefore founded the more affordable, brother company, Iris. Circle guitars offer a high quality, an exotic range of tone-woods, as well as ornate aesthetics and decoration. The first two models we have brought in both happen to be the parlor model, a smaller size instrument, ergonomically ideal for long playing sessions.
The size of these little guitars in no way compromises the power, emitting power , punch and crisp attack.
We spoke to Adam about his history and history into luthier. How better than to hear it from the man himself?
"My passion for instruments goes beyond building and repair work. As a working musician, who plays banjo, mandolin and guitar, I understand what a musician ultimately wants to get out of their instrument.

After studying with Bob Jones in Brooklyn NY, one of the most respected and talented luthiers in the country, I felt confident enough to take on my own clients and start Circle Strings. I was very fortunate to have Bob right next to me while I worked on my early repairs.

For over two years I was head repairman at Retrofret in Brooklyn NY. Working with them gave me the opportunity to repair and restore some of the world's most valuable and rare instruments. It was there that I built some of my first guitars while having all of the vintage pieces, broken and playable, that I was able to study from. I worked on everything from a soprano ukulele to a Ernie Ball Earthwood bass. It was an amazing time.

VT was calling me, and raising a family in NYC was not what I wanted. I was offered a position to teach guitar building and repair at Vermont Instruments and moved up North. I spent a few years teaching and building/repairing on the side.

I then worked at Froggy Bottom Guitars and learned so much about guitar building, dedication to a craft, hard work, and most importantly, myself.

After building Circle Strings Guitars I decided to launch another brand of guitars and named them, Iris Guitar Company. They are vintage inspired guitars with no frills and sound and play fantastic. I was also lucky enough to be able to buy Allied Lutherie and move it across the country to the State of Vermont. Owning and running a business that sells high grade tonewood and supplies has given me the opportunity to build high quality guitars."- Adam Buchwald

Circle Strings Parlor Acoustic Guitar, Cocobolo & Adirondack Spruce- $6,995.00

Circle Strings Parlor Acoustic Guitar, All Koa- SOLD

To find out more about Circle Strings, please don't hesitate to reach out by calling our US team on (+1) 615-383-8947 or our UK team by calling +44 (0) 207 835 5597, alternatively you can email us here.


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