Iris DF NOS Guild Sitka Top/Rosewood

$4195 CAD
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Hand built in a small-shop setting in Burlington, Vermont, Iris Guitars offer exceptional tone and playability, vintage-tinged designs and unique detailing, solid tonewoods, and nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

The DF model is a slope-shouldered dreadnought with a body shape and tonality that’s not unlike a late 40’s J-45, but with the added power and note separation that rosewood adds to a guitar. Built with a new old-stock Sitka spruce top from Guild’s Westerly, RI factory that’s been aging naturally since the last millennium, the guitar has an unequivocally ‘aged’ voice already. It features a gorgeous Indian rosewood back and side set, a small rectangle bridge, and light build with scalloped tonebars and tapered X brace. With a medium length scale and light build, the DF offers huge volume and headroom, plenty of warmth and openness, a little bit of thump, and well-balanced trebles. The aged Sitka top gives the guitar a whole lot of dry, vintage snap, and helps bring out a beautiful overtone pallet.

Dressed up with a deco firestripe pickguard, ivoroid bindings and sunburst top finish, three-on-a-plate Golden Age open geared tuners, and bold Iris headstock logo, the DF model is simultaneously both familiar and strikingly different.

Round neck with a distinctly 1950s Gibson C carve, 16” fingerboard radius, and a 1-11/16” nut width. Bone nut and saddle, 25” scale, 2-1/4” string spread at the bridge. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge.

With TKL hardshell case