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rlxnply 02-20-2018 09:37 PM

Circa OM German/Madagascar Build 2018
 
I meant to get this up a while back as I expect to take delivery hopefully in the next week. This has been about a 2.5 year wait to get this guitar, John is a busy man and in well earned high demand!

This is my first custom build after buying/selling some nice guitars over the years, John's guitars continued to stand out to me. His reputation among those that have experienced his guitars speaks for itself. I was looking for a traditional built OM that would be used mainly for finger style and some light strumming. I just asked him to build his best OM in the traditional sense that he is known for with his modern touch. I really don't know what to expect as I've only played one of his guitars and it was much older. Seeing Juston's guitar, DiamondDaves, and several others have been great to follow and have helped shape my build.

One of the things I'm really excited about is the lighter neck with a graphite truss rod and then getting the guitar Plek'd. This should really make the guitar light and add to the feel and tone I'm going after.

I've uploaded the photos I have so far and will add more of the finished product when I get them and hopefully some video's. Link to site: https://imgur.com/a/tAeJY

Build Specs:

OM
Top: German (Nice stiff set)
Back/Sides: Madagascar Rosewood
Madagascar Headplate
No Cutaway
Ebony
Wood Radial Rosette
1 3/4 Nut, 2 5/16 String spacing.
25.4 Scale
Style 44 top
Cocobolo Binding
Mitered Side Purfling
Waverly Gold Tuners - Snakewood Tuners
Belly Bridge
Plek'd
Graphite Rod
Ebony Bridge
Bone Pins
EVO fretwire
Johns Awesomeness

bho 02-20-2018 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rlxnply (Post 5646563)
I meant to get this up a while back as I expect to take delivery hopefully in the next week. This has been about a 2.5 year wait to get this guitar, John is a busy man and in well earned high demand!

This is my first custom build after buying/selling some nice guitars over the years, John's guitars continued to stand out to me. His reputation among those that have experienced his guitars speaks for itself. I was looking for a traditional built OM that would be used mainly for finger style and some light strumming. I just asked him to build his best OM in the traditional sense that he is known for with his modern touch. I really don't know what to expect as I've only played one of his guitars and it was much older. Seeing Juston's guitar, DiamondDaves, and several others have been great to follow and have helped shape my build.

One of the things I'm really excited about is the lighter neck with a graphite truss rod and then getting the guitar Plek'd. This should really make the guitar light and add to the feel and tone I'm going after.

I've uploaded the photos I have so far and will add more of the finished product when I get them and hopefully some video's.

Build Specs:

OM
Top: German (Nice stiff set)
Back/Sides: Madagascar Rosewood
Madagascar Headplate
No Cutaway
Ebony
Wood Radial Rosette
1 3/4 Nut, 2 5/16 String spacing.
25.4 Scale
Style 44 top
Cocobolo Binding
Mitered Side Purfling
Waverly Gold Tuners - Snakewood Tuners
Belly Bridge
Plek'd
Graphite Rod
Ebony Bridge
Bone Pins
EVO fretwire
Johns Awesomeness

Great to hear- please post pics when you have them.

rlxnply 02-20-2018 09:42 PM

https://i.imgur.com/FbjB7cP.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/PYpL2d5.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/vlnCt1Y.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/b1mQxT8.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/0Q9JSCW.jpg

rlxnply 02-20-2018 09:49 PM

https://i.imgur.com/gynuKZ5.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Y6Npb4R.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/R6YKK2A.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/2Ocd9za.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/WQDPl0w.jpg

rlxnply 02-20-2018 09:52 PM

https://i.imgur.com/iO9tjIt.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/nYTWLdD.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/1xK4pAz.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/5czOhxD.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/B7wyDmR.jpg

rlxnply 02-20-2018 09:55 PM

https://i.imgur.com/j7H0boh.jpg

AlanHw 02-20-2018 10:48 PM

Oh, Boy! Your OM looks stunning~ Love your MADI B&S~

JJI 02-21-2018 12:26 AM

Woooow. Congrats!

FormerFoodie 02-21-2018 12:49 AM

Woohoo! Congrats on the incoming Circa!

I love that Mad Rose! I'm a huge fan of John's radial rosettes, and yours is a beaut.

We want a full report when you get that guitar! Thanks for sharing!

Marcus Wong 02-21-2018 06:22 AM

That is an insane set of Madagascar Rosewood!! :wild: congratulations!

Cocobolo Kid 02-21-2018 09:05 AM

Circa
 
Looking great so far Matt! Can't wait to see the finished guitar. I'm also anxious to hear your impressions of the guitar after you receive it, especially compared to the other guitars you own and which I have played.

I am sure your long wait is going to be worth it when you finally get to open that case.

justonwo 02-21-2018 11:01 AM

Youíre going to be one happy camper.

antsdmb 02-21-2018 12:19 PM

Spectacular. I'm in the early stages of my build with John as well. The back has been joined and that's about it. Lol. I can't wait to hear your impression. I really dig that rosette design. I wasn't able to swing it on mine, but it gets me every time. Please keep us up to date. :)

Mark

LouieAtienza 02-21-2018 06:10 PM

WOW... can't wait to see this one with finish as well!

Diamondave 02-21-2018 11:40 PM

Gonna be a best day of yer life when you receive her!

rlxnply 02-24-2018 08:17 AM

Thanks everyone. Next week is going to be a good one!

jaymarsch 02-24-2018 09:37 AM

Nice! I love Johnís work. Look forward to hearing more when you play it.

Best,
Jayne

Vaillant75 02-24-2018 10:37 AM

Great choice of wood combination.

I have a growing interest for Circa guitars and will follow that thread closely!
Cheers,

newvintage 02-25-2018 03:29 PM

that back and side set
 
that wood is so luscious! And so quartered and straight! Precious material to have the chance to transform into a guitar.

rlxnply 03-18-2018 01:54 PM

Got some more photos from John this week. Was supposed to get the guitar this week but John had to put it on hold to get a few guitars to finish for an upcoming show. Hoping to get this one out my way soon!

https://i.imgur.com/R8ExiYn.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bPLLFRg.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/n32gt4i.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/4ZgQ57o.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Nt6okAY.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/0WJAYhz.jpg

bho 03-18-2018 02:38 PM

I hope mine is one of the ones he is finishing up! Which guitar show?

AlanHw 03-18-2018 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rlxnply (Post 5673333)
Got some more photos from John this week. Was supposed to get the guitar this week but John had to put it on hold to get a few guitars to finish for an upcoming show. Hoping to get this one out my way soon!


Almost there~ looking forward to seeing the NGD post soon!

rlxnply 03-18-2018 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bho (Post 5673391)
I hope mine is one of the ones he is finishing up! Which guitar show?

Not sure, he didnít mention but had to get them off to finish. Hope yours is finishing up too!

rlxnply 03-31-2018 05:49 PM

Guitar Ships Monday!

https://i.imgur.com/CoEBDe6.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/kKdPwNM.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/k1bZqq3.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/SHfyQQm.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/69JXFsK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/KLhtQ5J.jpg

Haasome 03-31-2018 06:06 PM

That’s an awesome guitar. Hope you love it.

justonwo 03-31-2018 06:34 PM

Just terrible. I wouldnít accept that workmanship.

Cocobolo Kid 03-31-2018 08:51 PM

Gorgeous!!! That's going to make for a long weekend.

Bill Kraus 04-01-2018 07:21 AM

That is one beautiful guitar, I'm sure it will sound amazing!

David Wren 04-01-2018 09:04 AM

Lookin' great!!!

JoeCharter 04-01-2018 11:56 PM

What a classy guitar. Congrats, Matt!

Looking forward to seeing more photos.


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