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Old 12-13-2018, 09:56 AM
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Mighty FINE guitar!!! Way to score...

Looks like you have the Jescar Gold color hard frets? If so you will be glad, as you will play the heck out of this one! And I agree completely about the added oomph of a 000 12 fret, vs. a 14. It is very noticeable to me too..

So you will soon have A Maple Circa to compliment your Braz and your Hog?

So cool to have similar instruments in different woods.

Enjoy her in fine health and spirits!

A FAB Christmas to all, and to all many Merry Tunes!!!

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You mean, other people are still making fret wire BESIDES Jescar? If so, I don't see the point! All of my guitars have EVO at this point. I love it and I agree that it makes a difference in longevity. It also doesn't oxidize.

Yes, I'll have a maple Circa 000-12 to go with the Braz Circa 000-12 and mahogany Schoenberg 000-12. I like 000-12s so much that I think it's worth having some different flavors. The mahogany and Brazilian sound very different and pretty much fall in line with the conventional thinking on the influence of those two tone woods.
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:11 AM
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Yes, I'll have a maple Circa 000-12 to go with the Braz Circa 000-12 and mahogany Schoenberg 000-12. I like 000-12s so much that I think it's worth having some different flavors.
Juston, if you ever get into single malt whisky, I want to be invited back to your place.
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Juston, congratulations on adding another Circa to your herd. This one does look amazing.
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Juston, if you ever get into single malt whisky, I want to be invited back to your place.
I already am and you're invited back.
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Wow! Just remember, my house will be used for your guitar overflows.
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Wow! Just remember, my house will be used for your guitar overflows.
Always, brother. As soon as I run out of space on the bathroom and the kidsí rooms and the pantry and the entryway closet.
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Old 12-17-2018, 03:20 AM
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I just had to check this out again.

Daayum, boy, you finally got yerself a geetar to go with them fancy Christmas sweaters you fancy!

(Did I just make me a poem? No? Good, cuz I ain't no sissy.)
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So awesome! Love my Circa OM, it continues to develop the more I play it. A triple O hog may be my next acquisition.
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Old 12-17-2018, 06:24 PM
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So awesome! Love my Circa OM, it continues to develop the more I play it. A triple O hog may be my next acquisition.
Can’t recommend that spec highly enough. Very different from your OM but equally awesome.

This guitar has a very different dynamic from my OM. It is more lush and responsive where the OM is more mid-focused and powerful. It has far greater overtone content and sustain than the OM but a lower volume and headroom threshold. The OM will take more or less every ounce of power you can pack into the string, but the 000-12 will start to break up if you really hit it super hard. Seems like more of the string energy is going into sustain and bloom than attack. John says headroom may develop over time, but it’s not a big deal. You REALLY have to lean into it. The previous owner has only 20 hours or so of playing time, so it still has a lot of breaking in to do.

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Old 12-18-2018, 02:05 PM
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Great summary of the differences between those two sizes, Juston! Congrats on the score!
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Canít recommend that spec highly enough. Very different from your OM but equally awesome.

This guitar has a very different dynamic from my OM. It is more lush and responsive where the OM is more mid-focused and powerful. It has far greater overtone content and sustain than the OM but a lower volume and headroom threshold. The OM will take more or less every ounce of power you can pack into the string, but the 000-12 will start to break up if you really hit it super hard. Seems like more of the string energy is going into sustain and bloom than attack. John says headroom may develop over time, but itís not a big deal. You REALLY have to lean into it. The previous owner has only 20 hours or so of playing time, so it still has a lot of breaking in to do.
Thanks for that Juston, great context. Will be interested on how your maple OOO stacks up as well.
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Thanks for that Juston, great context. Will be interested on how your maple OOO stacks up as well.
I agree it will be interesting. I'm actually surprised at how different the OM and 000-12 are given that they were braced in more or less the same way and the materials aren’t that different. I guess I'm pleasantly surprised because I don't want a bunch of guitars that sound mostly the same.

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Over the years, I've done battle many times with my H4n recorder trying to get a decent recording. I've always hoped that one day I would "arrive" with a combination of recording skill and playing skill so that 1) the recording would sound really good and 2) my playing would be of sufficient quality that I could play a song all the way through without mistakes.

Since that day will never arrive, I'm just going to record as best I can with all the warts. So with those caveats, here's a sound sample.

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/braz_...he%20Ocean.mp3
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Old 03-23-2019, 04:40 PM
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Congratulations On Your Circa! Sweet!
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Wow, well that was quite a tune you took on there to try and play through with no mistakes. Well done and the guitar sounds great.
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