Circa D-18


John Slobod's guitars have a well-earned reputation for excellence of worksmanship & tone. If you're in the market for a luthier-grade dreadnought that will rival anything in the world for sound and exhibits none of the shortcomings of some handmade guitars--this is the one for you. Fashioned in the vein of a pre-war instrument, this D-18 features Honduran Mahogany back & sides and a master-grade Red Spruce top. It's feather-light yet feels solid as steel. It's deep and resonant, yet you can drive it as hard as you'd like and it'll spit right back at you. We're always happy to have John's guitars in the shop, and we'd be happy to discuss this one with you if you've been hunting for that elusive and uncompromising dread. A great-sounding guitar. Priced with Ameritage hard case.

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Honduran Mahogany back & sides
  • Master-grade Red Spruce top
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Hide glue bridge & brace construction
  • Hand-carved mod-V neck
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Style-28 rosette
  • Neck volute
  • 1 3/4" nut width
  • Ameritage case

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Exclusions: Certain products are excluded from our free shipping offer due to manufacturer restrictions. Also, oversized items or large amplifiers weighing more than 75 lbs may incur extra shipping charges.

Approval Period, Taxes, Duties: Most instruments ship with a 48-hour approval** period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities.

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**There are instances where the approval period does not apply. If you've played the instrument in our store and we then ship it to you, there is no approval period. If the item is a Sale Item (special discounted price, an item listed on our Specials Page), there is no approval period. There are no returns accepted on electronics (amps, pickups, pedals, etc.) unless the product is received in damaged or defective condition.

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