Luthier

Circle Strings

Luthier
Adam Buchwald
Location
Vermont

Adam's passion for instruments goes beyond building and repair work. As a working musician, who plays banjo, mandolin and guitar, he understands 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, Adam began to take on his own clients and start Circle Strings.

For over two years he was head repairman at Retrofret in Brooklyn NY. Working with them gave him the opportunity to repair and restore some of the world's most valuable and rare instruments. It was there that he built some of his first guitars while having all of the vintage pieces, broken and playable, that he was able to study from. He worked on everything from a soprano ukulele to an Ernie Ball Earthwood bass. Following this, he was offered a position to teach building and repair at Vermont Instruments.

"There is nothing better than working with someone to create a musical instrument. Picking the materials is my favorite part and will impact the sound and look of the instrument more than anything. I feel very fortunate to have acquired Allied Lutherie and have one of the best Tonewood Collections around. We focus on old, seasoned, dry, and rare woods. I have been stocking up on the best woods I can find to build one of a kind insturments and cant wait for The North American Guitar to offer them to the world."

Working with TNAG is a dream come true. I feel honored they want to represent my line of guitars and look forward to the future. They know their stuff and have consistently been able to sell product that we get to them. Everything they do, photography, videos, and social media is clean and tasteful. I Look forward to seeing the special instruments we can create together.

Adam Buchwald

The Models

Find out more about the models Circle offer below...

Models

6 String Standard Guitar

Standard specifications
Top
Adirondack Spruce
Back and Sides
African/Honduran Mahogany or Indian Rosewood
Neck
Honduran Mahogany
Fretboard
Ebony
Veneer
Rosewood Headstock
Nut Width
1 ¾"
Bindings
Plastic
Tuners
Waverly
Bridge
Ebony Belly or Bar
Nut
Bone
Saddle
Bone
Bridge
Ebony
End Pin
Ebony
Position Markers
Pearl Dot
Pickguard
Tortoise
Case
TKL Hardshell Case

Tenor

Standard specifications
Top
Adirondack Spruce
Back and Sides
African/Honduran Mahogany or Indian Rosewood
Neck
Honduran Mahogany
Fretboard
Ebony
Veneer
Rosewood Headstock
Nut Width
1 ¾"
Bindings
Plastic
Tuners
Waverly
Bridge
Ebony Belly or Bar
Nut
Bone
Saddle
Bone
Bridge
Ebony
End Pin
Ebony
Position Markers
Pearl Dot
Pickguard
Tortoise
Case
TKL Hardshell Case

Octave Mandolin

Standard specifications
Top
Adirondack Spruce
Back and Sides
African/Honduran Mahogany or Indian Rosewood
Neck
Honduran Mahogany
Fretboard
Ebony
Veneer
Rosewood Headstock
Bindings
Plastic
Tuners
Waverly
Bridge
Ebony Belly or Bar
Nut
Bone
Saddle
Bone
Bridge
Ebony
End Pin
Ebony
Position Markers
Pearl Dot
Pickguard
Tortoise
Case
TKL Hardshell Case

A Style Mandolin

Standard specifications
Top
Adirondack Spruce
Back and Sides
African/Honduran Mahogany or Indian Rosewood
Neck
Honduran Mahogany
Fretboard
Ebony
Veneer
Rosewood Headstock
Bindings
Plastic
Tuners
Waverly
Bridge
Ebony Belly or Bar
Nut
Bone
Saddle
Bone
Bridge
Ebony
End Pin
Ebony
Position Markers
Pearl Dot
Pickguard
Tortoise
Case
TKL Hardshell Case

F Style Mandolin

Standard specifications
Top
Adirondack Spruce
Back and Sides
African/Honduran Mahogany or Indian Rosewood
Neck
Honduran Mahogany
Fretboard
Ebony
Veneer
Rosewood Headstock
Nut Width
1 ¾"
Bindings
Plastic
Tuners
Waverly
Bridge
Ebony Belly or Bar
Nut
Bone
Saddle
Bone
Bridge
Ebony
End Pin
Ebony
Position Markers
Pearl Dot
Pickguard
Tortoise
Case
TKL Hardshell Case

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Why Buy From The North American Guitar

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Flexible finance options

We offer an array of flexible finance options so that you can secure your dream guitar

Safe and secure packaging

All instruments ship in triple-layered guitar boxes stuffed with packing peanuts

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We use the most trustworthy couriers to give peace of mind no matter the location

No hidden fees or taxes

What you see at checkout is what you pay so there are no surprises at your door

72-hour appraisal period

All our guitars come with an appraisal period meaning easy returns if you’re not satisfied