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Thank you for your kind explanation~ Yes, John said this one is QS! He also mentioned it is hard to find a MRW set at this level these days~ I am really happy to work together with John for everything!

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Yeah.... very limited sources available.....
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Much, if not all the landscaped “Madagascar Rosewood” (Dalbergia baronii) that we use to see used to make guitars some years ago were actually four piece and not two piece back sets. 15-20 years ago a large lot of Madagascar Rosewood bass finger boards were resawn into four piece back sets.

I have a scrap from one of my guitars shown below. Most lay people and players never could tell that these weren’t two piece sets because they were quite easy the hide the seams in the figure. There are about 40 different species of rosewood in Madagascar so many guitars labeled “Madagascar Rosewood” are entirely different species.

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Much, if not all the landscaped “Madagascar Rosewood” (Dalbergia baronii) that we use to see used to make guitars some years ago were actually four piece and not two piece back sets. 15-20 years ago a large lot of Madagascar Rosewood bass finger boards were resawn into four piece back sets.



I have a scrap from one of my guitars shown below. Most lay people and players never could tell that these weren’t two piece sets because they were quite easy the hide the seams in the figure. There are about 40 different species of rosewood in Madagascar so many guitars labeled “Madagascar Rosewood” are entirely different species.





Yeah... As working with the CITES permit, I’ve only experienced D. Baronii so far.... I may meet one of other Dalbergia family members from Madagascar someday. For the international trade, Species thing cannot be hidden after Jan, 2017..
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This Circa 000 is another addition to my shop collection. Hope that many people can come visit and experience this masterpiece from John Slobod!



I have been enraptured by John's 000-12 fret for a long time. Finally it is my turn and I am super excited!



Here goes the spec



Model: 000 12F

Cutaway: Venetian

Top: High grade Red Spruce

Back and Side: Master Old growth Madagascar Rosewood(Straight Grain)

Rosette: Style 42

Backstrip: Style 42

Binding: Ivoroid

Purfling Top: Style 40 Abalone

Endgraft: Ivoroid (Boxed Purfling)

Neck: 25.4 Scale length Honduran Mahogany with graphite rod/plek

Head: Solid head

Nut Width: 1 3/4

Fretboard Inlay: style 42

Fretboard Binding: ivoroid

Tuners: Waverly Gold

Bridge: Pyramid

String Spacing: 2 1/4

Pick Guard: None

Burst: Pale Burst





This MRW set is quarter sawn all the way across and MRW trees are generally too small to yield quarter sawn sets. Al Petteway's New Circa OM28 was built with similar MRW set.



With my personal taste, the style 40 will look better than 42 with the cutaway.





This border area of the style 42 with cutaway is something weird to me.. Just for me I guess! haha~





I have no problem with 42 without cutaway though.



Again my personal taste chose to go with the Pale Burst like this one~





Hope to come back with more photos!



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This guitar is going to be beautiful!! The wood looks perfect.
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This guitar is going to be beautiful!! The wood looks perfect.


Thank you, Dion~
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Default Incoming Circa 000C-40 12fret Adi/Madi

John hasn’t started the build yet but mine will be in the upcoming batch~ So hard to wait!
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Well, needless to say, this is going to be awesome!
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Thank you, Juston!
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While Juston's German/Maple 000 build has been an eye candy for me, I guess John also started something on mine secretly.
John said he made the body a few days ago and photos will be ready soon! I can't wait to share with you guys~
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This will be a monster!

Congratulations and thanks for sharing with us all...

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John makes beautiful sounding guitars. Congratulations and I look forward to hearing how this one turns out.

Best,
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While Juston's German/Maple 000 build has been an eye candy for me, I guess John also started something on mine secretly.
John said he made the body a few days ago and photos will be ready soon! I can't wait to share with you guys~

Awesome! Don't be shy about updates!
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