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Old 11-14-2016, 10:02 AM
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Default 2003 Circa Cocobolo & Adirondack Spruce 1934-1935 Style Dread

Up for sale is my 2003 Circa Cocobolo and Adirondack Spruce Circa D-28 style dreadnought. John Slobod builds some of the best pre-war Martin-style guitars in the world. This beautiful guitar has a crisp, rich, complex and loud voice with plenty of sustain. Playability is smooth and fast with low action and a low-profile neck. No fret buzzing and minimal fret wear. There are several tiny scratches near the soundhole, two tiny dings on the upper bout, and a couple of tiny scratches and edge marks on the headstock. All are pictured below. The guitar is otherwise perfect. A basic black hardshell case in good condition is included.

I am the second owner. The serial number is 012.

The nut width is 1-3/4"

The string spacing at the saddle is 2-7/32"

I asked John about this guitar after I received it and here is what he said:

"At the time, I was building all the Dreads in the 1934 to 1935 style, with small maple bridge plate, forward shifted X, pretty heavily scalloped X. The tops are selected from the stiffest stock in my stash, and I also like to use moderately heavy adi on dreads to keep them focused in the low end. To counter the extra stiff/heavy top wood, I keep the tops relatively thin. My guess is around .115" I sure had a nice stash of straight grain Cocobolo back then!!! At that time I was using a thin modified V on the necks. I also used a very light weight single action truss rod. Even though Cocobolo is quite heavy, the guitars tended to feel fairly light. Top has a 25' rad. Hide glue on all bracing and bridge. Finish is pure nitro lacq. In most cases I did not put any toner on the tops, so the color is 100% natural."


Price is $6,500 Paypal'd and shipped to the CONUS.

I am not interested in trades except for, perhaps, a Froggy Bottom.

I have had many transactions here on AGF and have 100% positive feedback on over 400 transactions on eBay (smpetty).






















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Old 11-15-2016, 03:21 PM
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Old 11-29-2016, 11:20 AM
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Weekday bump...
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Old 11-29-2016, 01:06 PM
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Default Fellow Circa Owner Bump

I love John Slobod's guitars...as a fellow Circa owner..I must bump this beauty
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fine looking guitar - - - very fine
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Old 11-29-2016, 01:15 PM
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Smile Egads!

If this was a slot head slope D... I would be in big trouble! Haha

Very nice, and soooo pretty!

Best on what should be a fast sale!

Cheers

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Old 11-30-2016, 07:33 AM
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Thanks for the kind words Paul, dulcimerman62, and MontesDad!
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