Instrument Details

2003 Circa Dreadnought, Cocobolo/Adirondack Spruce

Regular Price: $10,495

Special Price (Sale) $8,235 $7,995

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Status
In Stock
Brand
Circa (John Slobod)
Product Year
2003
Model
Dreadnought Sunburst
Serial #
0004
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP812
Condition
Great playing shape. Only a few marks, one small headstock ding, and one stabilized top crack at edge of lower bout. Small finish bubble at bass side of fretboard extension.
Body Type(s)
Large, Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Cocobolo
Top
Spruce - Adirondack (Red)
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
V - Soft
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
28 Style
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Side Dots, Abalone Diamonds
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Cocobolo
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Waverly
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
11.625 in
Lower Bout
15.625 in
Body Depth Heel
3.875 in
Body Depth Tail
4.875 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.81 in
Nut Width (mm)
46 mm
String Spacing
2.22 in
String Spacing (mm)
56.4 mm
Weight
4 lb. 13 oz.
Case
Hardshell - TKL
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Description

Now that’s what a Dreadnought is supposed to sound like! This incredible beauty from John Slobod comes to us from 2003, serial number 0004. We’re happy to report the past 15 years have treated it well. John’s trebles are three parts glass and two parts razor; clean clarity that cuts through the mix. The Cocobolo back and sides are straight-grained and chocolate-dark, and we think that’s part of the reason the bass response is so rich yet balanced. Of course, Adirondack Spruce on top with a light sunburst. Slobod’s guitars are some of our all-time favorites, and this 2003 Dread is right up there at the top of the list.


The V neck flattens out a bit as you approach the heel block, and elsewhere an 28-style appointment package sets off the vibrant hues of the Cocobolo and burst. Waverly open back tuners in true Americana fashion, and great playing shape from toe to tip. This is the kind of Circa you write home to the folks about. It’s a game changer.


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Here's an additional demo with Paul at the helm: https://youtu.be/RwkaNssKUgM

We all know that guitars get better with time. With modern builders it’s hard to find an older instrument that embodies that. So it’s wonderful to be able to play a 15-year-old guitar from John Slobod and hear how wide awake it is now. This guitar is a blast to play, and perfect for many styles including of course Bluegrass, Old-time, Country and really anything you want to throw at it. It’s happy to oblige. And what a looker!
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.81 in
STRING SPACING 2.22 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ADIRONDACK (RED),
ROSEWOOD - COCOBOLO

Now that’s what a Dreadnought is supposed to sound like! This incredible beauty from John Slobod comes to us from 2003, serial number 0004.
 

We all know that guitars get better with time. With modern builders it’s hard to find an older instrument that embodies that.
 
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