Iris DF Acoustic Guitar, Honduran Mahogany & European Spruce


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A former luthier at Froggy Bottom Guitars, repairman at Retrofret of NYC, and founder of Circle Strings, Adam Buchwald knows his way around boutique, custom, and vintage guitars. Iris was birthed out of a desire to bring the same high quality build and craftsmanship to a more affordable line of guitars, and this Iris DF is no exception. Holding its ground as one of the largest body shapes in the Iris lineup, this J-45 sized slope shoulder dread emits a powerful and robust voice. Its European Spruce top, and Honduran Mahogany back and sides give this guitar a heightened amount of responsiveness, resonance, and touch sensitivity, making it an excellent choice for flatpickers and fingerstyle players alike. Outfitted in a gorgeous burst finish with a soft matte finish, this Iris DF has the look, feel, and tone of a true vintage-inspired instrument.

  • Year: 2020
  • Top: European Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Honduran Mahogany 
  • Rosette: 3-Ply
  • Purfling: 3-Ply
  • Backstrip: None
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: C
  • Fretboard Wood: Katalox
  • Peg Head Style: Standard
  • Peg Head Veneer: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Binding: Katalox
  • Fretboard Inlays: Small Dots
  • Tuners: 3-on-plate
  • Bridge: Bar
  • Pins: White 
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Saddle Type: Drop In, Compensated
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Pickguard: Fire stripe
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4”
  • Spacing at Saddle: 2 3/16”
  • Scale Length: 25”
  • Body Depth:  5”
  • Body Length: 20 1/4”
  • Upper Bout: 11 1/2”
  • Lower Bout: 16 1/16”
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action, Fully Adjustable
  • Brace Pattern: Adirondack Spruce X-Bracing
  • S/N: 088


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