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Iris Guitar Company (a subsidiary of Circle Strings) is a small acoustic guitar company based in Burlington, Vermont, known for its exceptional craftsmanship and use of premium tonewoods. Each Iris guitar is handcrafted by a skilled luthier and finished to the highest standards, with great attention to detail.
One of Iris Guitars' most popular models is the Iris OG model, a smaller bodied guitar with a sunburst finish. The guitar is constructed with a Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, producing a warm and balanced tone. It features a short scale length and nut width, making it comfortable to play for guitarists with smaller hands. It also features an indian rosewood fretboard.
Another popular model from Iris Guitars is the Iris DF model, a slope shoulder dreadnought-sized guitar with a spruce top and mahogany back and sides. The guitar is designed to produce a rich, full-bodied sound, with a scale length of 25.4 inches and a nut width of 1 3/4 inches. The Iris DF is a favorite among guitarists looking for a high-quality instrument that can handle a wide range of playing styles.
The Iris DF Smeck is based on the classic Roy Smeck design and the Iris AB is their take on a small jumbo. The Iris RCM-000 is another popular model from the company, a 12 fret 000-sized guitar with a Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides. The guitar is designed to produce a bright and lively sound, with a scale length of 25 inches and a nut width of 1 11/16 inches. It also features a beautiful tortoise pickguard and binding. Their Jumbo model, the ND-200, has a scale length of 25.5” amd sounds huge! It has scalloped adirondack spruce bracing and an indian rosewood fingerboard, like many of Iris’ other models.
The Iris DE-11 Dan Erlewine signature model is based on his beloved 1937 Kalamazoo KG-11, features a 1930s V-shaped neck, Rickard rear-mount banjo tuning machines, an Adirondack spruce top, a satin finish, as well as Honduran mahogany back, sides, and neck. Most intriguing, its neck extends past the nut before transitioning into the ears of the peghead, and threaded brass inserts in the fingerboard accept screw-down capos from the first to the seventh fret.