Iris AB Natural, Flamed Maple & Sitka Spruce - Pre-Owned


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Who better to craft a modern take on the small jumbo J-185 than the team at Iris Guitar Company? With a beautiful set of maple for the back and sides and a spruce top, it has a wonderfully honest, direct voice with the perfect touch of brightness, making it perfect for big strumming and bluesy or folky fingerpicking. Not to mention the easy playability we've come to expect from any Iris. Another instant classic from Adam Buchwald and his team!

This model was Iris' 2020 NAMM show guitar, and it's come back to us in excellent condition with an L.R. Baggs Anthem SL pickup, and very little wear (we note a shallow scratch on the bass side upper bout).

  • Model: Small jumbo
  • Top: Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Flamed maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood, straight
  • Brace pattern: X
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • String spacing: 2-1/4"
  • Serial number: 032


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Iris Guitar Company

Iris Guitars are the new production model manufactured by Circle Strings. Every Iris guitar is made by hand in Burlington, Vermont in the same small shop as Circle Strings and Creston Guitars, with the same fine attention to detail and quality as those world-class instruments. 

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