Circa D-28, Brazilian Rosewood & German Spruce - Pre-Owned


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We are excited to feature the very first Circa dreadnought we've ever had in the shop (and fans of John Slobod's work will know that his guitars, in any size, are hard to come by!). John's early career saw him working for Dana Bourgeois and later with Eric Schoenberg and Julius Borges. With credentials like those, it's no surprise that the luthier's vintage-inspired guitars are so in demand. This Brazilian rosewood D-28 is an excellent replica of the 1930s Martins that inspired it. With a powerful bass and crisp, singing trebles, there's no doubt that this guitar can drive a jam. But it also has a complexity and nuance that rewards other playing styles and genres, too. The condition and set-up are excellent.

  • Top: Master-grade Adirondack spruce
  • Back and sides: Master-grade Brazilian rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Tuners: Waverly
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing at the bridge: 2-3/16"
  • Serial number: 117
  • Case: Hardshell


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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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