Vermont-based Circle Strings luthiers has launched into the construction of its one-of-a-kind FreshGrass guitar fit for the finest fingerpickin' around. The Adirondack spruce top will let loose a powerfully strong bass, while the Koa back and sides will bring out the midrange and make the high-end sparkle and chime.
You could walk home from FreshGrass 2018 with this guitar — worth a whopping $7,500 — in your hands, for only $10. Enter the FreshGrass Circle Strings Guitar raffle here through Thursday, September 13. We’ll pick the winner on stage during the festival on Sunday, September 16. If you can’t make it, we will ship this stunning 6-stringer straight from Circle Strings to you. Entries will not be mailed and all sales are final.
This Orchestra Model (A1) from Circle Strings in Burlington, Vermont features a rich sound suitable for fingerpicking and strumming. A clear sounding and balanced box for any situation. The 25.4 inch scale length gives this guitar a full voice. Scalloped Adirondack spruce bracing on the underside of the Adirondack top produces a powerful and strong bass response. The Koa will bring out the midrange and make the high-end sparkle and chime, a perfect blend for a great sounding guitar. The sides and back are accentuated with curly Big Leaf maple binding and a black white black purfling around the body, while the rosette is adorned with pearl matching the center stripe down the back. There is a custom 12 fret inlay which will have the Freshgrass logo in Mother of Pearl. Waverly tuners hold the strings across a bone nut and saddle into an Ebony Bridge. Fitted hard shell case will be included as well. Retail price is $7500
Top: Adirondack Spruce
Back & Sides: Koa
Ebony Fretboard, Headstock, and Bridge
Rosette and Backstripe: Pearl
Curly Big Leaf Maple Bindings
Mitered Black White Black Purflings
Bone nut and saddle
Body Length 20"
Body Depth 4.25"
Lower Bout 16"