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CoolerKing 12-16-2015 01:55 PM

You guys made the right decision with the binding, some of the best I've seen on recent guitars, up there with your Klepper and Jimmy Caldwell's OM-30, which conveniently for you is also for sale at Schoenbergs. :)

Diamondave 12-16-2015 11:27 PM

I recently took possession of my Circa OM I ordered and I'm BLOWN away how darn amazing she turned out...! I'm planning on posting a review soon;)

Oxwood_Handmade 12-17-2015 04:57 AM

Very nice build! Love the story about the shipwreck spruce, what a crazy coincidence! A guitar builder stumbles upon a shipwreck carrying red spruce billets from C.F. Martin?!?! Just insane!

Awesome looking workmanship!

iim7V7IM7 12-17-2015 05:41 AM


Originally Posted by Diamondave (Post 4753193)
I recently took possession of my Circa OM I ordered and I'm BLOWN away how darn amazing she turned out...! I'm planning on posting a review soon;)

I believe that I played your guitar at Woodstock. It was one of the best that I played at the show!


Diamondave 12-17-2015 06:39 PM

Yup! That was her... John finished up right before the show and I was happy to have him show her off to the Woodstock crowd! Glad some peeps got to check her out;)

justonwo 01-02-2016 07:38 PM

There's no update on the build, although I think it's progressing.

I did get a chance to play a Circa 000-12 with an Italian spruce top and beeswing mahogany back and sides. It had wonderful projection, clarity, and note separation. Lots of focus and power and super lightweight. While I was playing it, another fellow commented it was the best guitar he played in the shop. When you're in a shop like Schoenberg, that's saying a lot. I thought it was buy-able and wish I had the funds.

CoolerKing 01-02-2016 10:08 PM

This is shockingly close to what I had in mind.

gitarro 01-02-2016 10:35 PM

It looks like it's shaping up to be a very special looking guitar!

Diamondave 01-02-2016 11:03 PM

WHAT A TOP..... Talk about mesmerizing on the lap!!!

Aculadd 01-20-2016 07:31 PM

Well, I've been wondering about this guitar, Justin. Any news to share?

justonwo 06-09-2016 11:55 AM

It's been a while, mostly because of delays on my end. John was kind enough to snap a few photos of the progress on the neck. This neck will have non-adjustable reinforcement.

CoolerKing 06-10-2016 02:03 PM

Nice! Let's see more of where that came from.

rlxnply 06-11-2016 10:04 AM

Glad to see this one is moving again. Thanks for the update.

justonwo 06-11-2016 06:20 PM

This one is nearly ready for finish. I love the fretboard inlay, the torch, and the look of the purflings and backstrip.

Diamondave 06-11-2016 06:22 PM

Talk about coming together..! It will be all you hope it to be, and a bit more...;)

iim7V7IM7 06-11-2016 07:42 PM

It is going to be a stunner...:up:

womenhealers 06-11-2016 08:59 PM

Hey Justin,
What a beauty you have coming.... May you have many, many hours of playing bliss! John's guitars are second to none.. I know, because I have a 00-12, Beeswing Mahogany/European Spruce. Impeccably made, great projection, incredible string separation and just the right amount of overtone. Resonance for days. John's guitar will make you a better player, because it's clarity will demand it.


justonwo 06-16-2016 02:58 PM

Small update, but it's all I've got!

LouieAtienza 06-16-2016 03:47 PM

This is turning out excellent! But what's up with the nude Barbie dolls on the pipe?!

justonwo 06-16-2016 03:53 PM

Oh, John attaches those to firecrackers and blows them up as a hobby.

iim7V7IM7 06-16-2016 03:58 PM

Apprentices, of course..:)


Originally Posted by LouieAtienza (Post 4973755)
This is turning out excellent! But what's up with the nude Barbie dolls on the pipe?!

justonwo 08-01-2016 03:08 PM

Here are some updates. I hear it will have strings soon!

iim7V7IM7 08-01-2016 03:26 PM

To no surprise, it is coming out fantastically Juston (but you knew that!)...:up:

dneal 08-01-2016 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by justonwo (Post 4751507)
Hi, Mark. Howard Klepper generously supplied the purfling for this build. It's the same as a guitar of Howard's that I bought last year. Check earlier in the thread. I think there's a photo of my Klepper/Schoenberg 000-12.

The first thing I thought when I saw it was that it looked just like what Howard did. Now I know why. Very generous indeed and very attractive.

Diamondave 08-01-2016 11:21 PM

It's gonna be one of your favorites.... CIRCA does it as good as they come!

antsdmb 08-02-2016 05:40 AM

Man oh man that purfling! I LOVE it! :) I still have a bit of a wait for mine and I can't wait. This looks like a stunner! Congrats to you!

Aculadd 08-02-2016 06:31 PM

I so look forward to hearing all about it. It is going to be awesome.

justonwo 08-05-2016 08:51 AM

It's very close now . . .

LouieAtienza 08-05-2016 08:56 PM

Juston that looks beautiful... The purfling almost shimmers like the abalone...

CoolerKing 08-06-2016 05:46 AM

This is super impressive and will go as a matching pair to your Klepper/Schoenberg soooo well because of the overall aesthetic and specifically the binding. :) Super happy for you!

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