Circa 000 Flamed Maple / European Spruce



I've been looking forward to seeing a guitar by John Slobod of Circa guitars here for quite a while. John's a great luthier who consistantly produces guitars with clean lines and rich, musical voices.

The laminated Maple neck has a gentle C carve that feels fantastic and the 24.9" scale length makes for beautifuly smooth, woody trebles. The bass is open and fundamentally strong despite the guitar's size. All in all this is an elegant guitar that radiates quality. John had this to say about this guitar:

"I loved that guitar. An important one in my development. ... tall thin X and short scale. I would buy it back!"

  • European Spruce soundboard
  • Flamed Maple back and sides
  • Maple neck with Rosewood laminates
  • Ebony fretboard with white coach line
  • Rosewood fretboard binding
  • 12 frets to the body
  • Ebony headstock fascia front and back
  • Mother of Pearl torch inlay
  • Bone nut
  • Bone saddle
  • Bone bridge pins
  • Ebony pyramid bridge
  • Rosewood butt wedge with bone strap button
  • Concentric circle rosette in Rosewood, Maple and Ebony
  • Nickel Waverly tuners with Black Pearl buttons
  • Serial #86
  • Ameritage custom case


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Circa Guitars

John Slobod, aka Circa Guitars has been building guitars for nearly 25 years, and has built up an incredible reputation. He began his career in 1993 at the Timeless Instruments guitar building intensive in Moosejaw, Canada. When John left Timeless, he went to work for Dana Bourgeois at Pantheon Guitars in Lewiston, Maine. 

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