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Old 06-06-2019, 04:37 AM
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Beautiful, Alan, I'm getting jealous!!! I have an upcoming built with John, but I guess it's still a year or so... That MRW (both back and veneer) looks special.
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How about adding one to your collection? Circa must make an excellent pair for your Kostal~
Iím on his schedule for 2022. An Adi/BRW OM-45. Canít wait.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:49 AM
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Beautiful, Alan, I'm getting jealous!!! I have an upcoming built with John, but I guess it's still a year or so... That MRW (both back and veneer) looks special.
Ernesto, Thank you, and Congrats! John will build you a great guitar! This MRW is from his Mastergrade stash.

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Iím on his schedule for 2022. An Adi/BRW OM-45. Canít wait.
WoW! 45 & BRW! Fantastic news! Looking forward to that build!
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Stuning, as usual with John. I've probably played around +20 circa guitars, and they always blew my mind as guitarbuilder, or (poor) guitarist. One of the best builder for years now in our market, and such an amazing person! He is a gem!
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Iím on his schedule for 2022. An Adi/BRW OM-45. Canít wait.
You, sir, are a wise man. I commissioned an Adi/Braz 00-12. Birdsbeak neck and maybe banjo tuners.
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Stuning, as usual with John. I've probably played around +20 circa guitars, and they always blew my mind as guitarbuilder, or (poor) guitarist. One of the best builder for years now in our market, and such an amazing person! He is a gem!
Definitely! Working together with John is a blessing.

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You, sir, are a wise man. I commissioned an Adi/Braz 00-12. Birdsbeak neck and maybe banjo tuners.
Awesome! Juston, youíre da Circa master~ Probably 00-12 without cutaway?
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Old 06-07-2019, 03:03 AM
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Awesome! Juston, youíre da Circa master~ Probably 00-12 without cutaway?


Birdbeak Volute, Rickard Banjo Tuner sound non-cutaway to me~
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Adi, madi, circa ... can someone enlighten the mere mortals?
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Adi, madi, circa ... can someone enlighten the mere mortals?
Adi: Adirondack or red spruce
Madi or MRW: Madagascar rosewood
Circa: brand name for John Slobod's guitars

a few others that come to mind:

Hog: mahogany
Braz. or BRW: Brazilian rosewood
EIR: east Indian rosewood
ABW: African blackwood
FWI: fossilized walrus ivory, used for nuts & saddles
TRC: truss rod cover
b/w/b: black/white/black purfling
kerfing: contraction of 'kerfed (slotted) lining', reinforcing the internal joints between the sides and the top & back
nitro: nitrocellulose lacquer
french polish: a hand technique for applying a thin shellac-based finish
NGD: new guitar day


Other posters please feel free to add common contractions or acronyms to the list. Perhaps we can build a glossary for guitar aficionados...

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Thanks!

A number of those abbreviations were rather obvious, but I never yet figured about what NGD stood for...

A simple one: FM = flamed maple.

Circa as a brand name, would that be a clin d'oeil to the fact you never know *exactly* when a wood instrument develops its definitive voice?
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Awesome! Juston, youíre da Circa master~ Probably 00-12 without cutaway?
Oh yeah, no cutaway on the 00-12. If it was my only guitar, Iíd have to do a cutaway, but since it isnít I can get away with keeping it simple.
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:27 AM
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Hi, Folks

John completed this 000 and strung it up last Wednesday.
Here's what Mr. Slobod has to say about this guitar;

This guitar is the most like BRW of any MRW guitars I have made.
It has classic BRW low-end and a bit of reverb which I don't normally hear in new Circa Guitars with MRW.

Wowza! That is the most fantastic news I've been waiting for!

John got me these pix today saying he will head to TJ's for the Plek next week. In the meantime, he's enjoying playing my guitar!!!







IMO, John is super talented at a teaser. He crops images in a certain way to make us want more from him. That kind of visual language works out commercially, at least for me! HaHa

Never got me a full shot yet but he will work on some better photos later!

Can't wait for the NGD...

Cheers,

Alan
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:55 PM
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That dart volute is as clean and crisp as it gets ... what wonderful craftsmanship!
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Hi, Folk

John shipped the package and sent me a few photos. Super exciting mode at the moment!
I will see this beauty probably this weekend or so... Iíll be back with NGD post shortly!

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