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Old 03-04-2019, 05:37 AM
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Default Bespoke Build : Circa OM-28 Adi/German Flame Maple : Fine Luthiers

John has started a bespoke build for us. This OM was commissioned by one of our clients who originally went for a Cocobolo OM in the Style 28.
After we got him the Maple Circa praise then he actually fell in love with the Maple Circa Sound! He wanted Johnís Vintage voicing so we recommended Red Spruce for the top! Johnís comment about Adi/Maple combo and FormerFoodieís review on his new maple OM made him decide faster than I thought.

So the final spec we lock down is

Spec

Body - OM
Top - Red Spruce
B/S - German Flame Maple
Rosette - Style 28 (5-9-5)
Backstrip - Style 28 (Zigzag)
End Wedge - Ivoroid + Mitered Side Purfling
Purfling - Style 28 (T:Herring bone + B:BW)
Binding - Ivoroid
Neck - German Flame Maple + Non-Adjustable Graphite Rod (with Plek)
Inlays - Torch inlay (head) + 28 Style (Fretboard)
Headstock front veneer - Ebony (Jet Black)
Fretboard - Ebony bound with Ivoroid
Bridge - Ebony
Frets - Evo Gold

The German Flame Maple set for this build!


Speaking of this maple, Itís really fantastic stuff John hand selected in Germany 7 or 8 years ago.

Now the back is joined with beautiful zigzag back strip. The Black&White theme works with maple all the time!




More photos will come later!

Cheers,

Alan

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Old 03-04-2019, 05:58 AM
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Beautiful set of Sycamore Maple...
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John slobod makes great guitars!
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Old 03-05-2019, 10:22 PM
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Alan, I can't wait to see the flame of the maple under finish! I'm humbled to learn that my guitar was an inspiration for your client. I can confidently say that if this guitar is a fraction of the guitar that mine is, your client will be VERY, VERY happy.

I know John uses a lot of German spruce with his maple builds, but I was absolutely thrilled with the adi / maple pairing. My OM has a delightful growl right out of the gate.

I'm looking forward to seeing this build unfold. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-05-2019, 10:51 PM
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That looks amazing! Keep the photos coming!
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:03 PM
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Beautiful set of Sycamore Maple...
Thank you, Robert! The client is really satisfied!

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John slobod makes great guitars!
Indeed, Barry! I love John's work so much!

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Alan, I can't wait to see the flame of the maple under finish! I'm humbled to learn that my guitar was an inspiration for your client. I can confidently say that if this guitar is a fraction of the guitar that mine is, your client will be VERY, VERY happy.

I know John uses a lot of German spruce with his maple builds, but I was absolutely thrilled with the adi / maple pairing. My OM has a delightful growl right out of the gate.

I'm looking forward to seeing this build unfold. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, FormerFoodie~ My client is so excited about this build! The Circa Maple will be a whole new experience for him in a great way.

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That looks amazing! Keep the photos coming!
Juston, I'll try my best to get photos from John~
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:04 AM
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John has been super busy with many things~ So this build has been delayed a bit, but he will start working on the body construction shortly!
John sent me pix of the current status at least HaHa~

The 28 style rosette placed on this fantastic Red Spruce top!


German Flame Maple Backplate looks so tight.


And John anticipated acquiring this superb Flame Maple blank, and already carved into the neck shape. Jaw Dropping!


Canít wait to see these constructed as one piece!

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Old 06-05-2019, 06:15 PM
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Beautiful maple. I am looking for it's twin - any ideas where I might look? And that neck is quite spectacular

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Beautiful maple. I am looking for it's twin - any ideas where I might look? And that neck is quite spectacular
https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=509488



+1 on that neck. I love me super flamey maple necks!

Alan, I can't wait to see the guitar under finish!
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:20 PM
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Beautiful maple. I am looking for it's twin - any ideas where I might look? And that neck is quite spectacular

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Ed, John flew over to Germany to acquire these exceptional flame maple sets.

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https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=509488



+1 on that neck. I love me super flamey maple necks!

Alan, I can't wait to see the guitar under finish!
Your OM was an inspiration for this project~ Gotta love flame maple neck!
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