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Old 09-16-2017, 08:44 PM
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It's hard to believe it's been a year already. After the first month, this guitar really settled in and loosened up a bit. It still has the most headroomof any guitar I currently own and the volume and projection are exceptional. I couldn't have imagined an OM fitting my particular taste more than this guitar. I've always known John was a great builder, but this guitar is great even by his lofty standards. Unbelievable power with a strong fundamental and just enough overtone content to make the guitar bloom, dripping with the sweet, sweet nectar that is the vintage Martin tone. I am totally, utterly, and in all other ways smitten. I haven't played one better.

I have a 000-12 coming up at the end of the year with a Euro top and maple back and sides. It will mimic a similar 000-12 that knocked off my socks, blew me away, and took me to a higher plane of consciousness - a guitar that I played at Schoenberg but lacked a cutaway.

Mr. Slobod, sir, my guitar cup overfloweth.
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My circa is the best 15 inch wide at the lower bout OM i have ever played. John Slobod builds amazing sounding guitars with a level of fit and finish that are probably the industry standard. He also seems to have a rarely equalled ability to shape tone to the preferences of his clients and can deliver a guitar that will sound like a replica of the old martins and for anoyher customer a guitar that combines the best traits of contemporary and vintage tonalities.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:35 PM
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Thanks for sharing on this. Our builds should be close as I'm expecting one from John this year as well or early next. Plan is to get a Adi/Madi similar to what you described but that Maple/Euro has me thinking! Might be time to put down another deposit!
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:15 PM
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Thanks for sharing on this. Our builds should be close as I'm expecting one from John this year as well or early next. Plan is to get a Adi/Madi similar to what you described but that Maple/Euro has me thinking! Might be time to put down another deposit!
If I can think of one guitar in recent history that has singularly blown my mind, it's that Euro/maple 000-12. Just fantastic. More about it here.

http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...d.php?t=451997
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:26 AM
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Hey Juston, you're a bad influence! Here I am with world class guitar that arrived just three months ago and now you've got me GASing for a Circa. I really must visit you again!

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Old 09-19-2017, 06:02 AM
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We all must be bunched together! I'm due to get my name called in the very near future as well. It will be an OM in ziricote and either adi/german spruce. You are all right, though....John has hit a sweet spot with his maple builds. I flirted with that idea as well. I've also been flirting with the idea of a 7/8 dread. The build needs to start so I can be committed!

Congrats on the builds, guys. We're all in for good times ahead.


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We all must be bunched together! I'm due to get my name called in the very near future as well. It will be an OM in ziricote and either adi/german spruce. You are all right, though....John has hit a sweet spot with his maple builds. I flirted with that idea as well. I've also been flirting with the idea of a 7/8 dread. The build needs to start so I can be committed!

Congrats on the builds, guys. We're all in for good times ahead.


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I'm still enjoying this OM. It is fully broken in at this point, some two years later. It has a little more sweetness than when it was first purchased, with just a touch more overtone content and sustain. The headroom and incredible volume still remain. These recordings are about as representative as I can get. I have a very hard time getting good recordings, as much as I try.

http://jus-tone.com/misc/recordings/...ngie_Circa.mp3

http://jus-tone.com/misc/recordings/...cean_Circa.mp3

http://jus-tone.com/misc/recordings/...ss%20Circa.mp3

I ordered a Euro/maple 000-12c and an OM-18 from John at some point in the last few years. The 000-12c will be coming up soon.
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I'm still enjoying this OM. It is fully broken in at this point, some two years later. It has a little more sweetness than when it was first purchased, with just a touch more overtone content and sustain. The headroom and incredible volume still remain. These recordings are about as representative as I can get. I have a very hard time getting good recordings, as much as I try.



http://jus-tone.com/misc/recordings/...ngie_Circa.mp3



http://jus-tone.com/misc/recordings/...cean_Circa.mp3



http://jus-tone.com/misc/recordings/...ss%20Circa.mp3



I ordered a Euro/maple 000-12c and an OM-18 from John at some point in the last few years. The 000-12c will be coming up soon.


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Smokin chops, sounds great, GO Slobod...!!!
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