Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard
Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard

Iris SG-11 Model Burst w/ NOS Guild Top & Firestripe pickguard

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A division of Circle Strings in Burlington, Vermont, Iris Guitar Company is a small team of highly-skilled and seasoned luthiers who are dedicated to building modern instruments that capture vintage-inspired tone and aesthetics. Iris guitars are handmade using a combination of state of the art techniques and old-world craftsmanship.

Named for Storm Gates—the head of set-up at Iris—the SG-11 is a compact, square-shouldered guitar inspired by inexpensive blues boxes of the depression era. Lauded for their sweet snarl and X-braced for a fuller mid-range, the SG-11 is perfect for any serious guitar player's arsenal. 

We ordered this SG-11 (serial #849) with a NOS Guild Sitka Spruce Top, Burst finish, Ivoroid binding, and a Firestripe pickguard. It features hand-scalloped Adirondack Braces and Mahogany back and sides. The NOS (New Old Stock) Guild tops are new to the Iris price list. To our ear, they make the guitar sound older and broken-in right out of the box. Although the SG-11 comes standard with a 1-13/16" nut width, we decided to go with a 1-3/4" nut width to make the neck friendlier to most players. 

This SG-11 produces a sweet, woody tone that is well balanced and produces more bass than you'd expect. A natural fit blues fingerpicking, this SG-11 has a great sound for old-time and traditional styles, too. Notes resonate and sustain like a good vintage guitar, but it plays with the precision of a modern boutique guitar. Setup is perfect, intonation is spot on, and the Golden Age tuners get the job done in style. 

Dimensions:

  • Depth: 4"
  • Body Length: 17-3/8”
  • Total Length: 38-7/8”
  • Upper bout: 10"
  • Lower bout: 15"
  • Waist: 9-1/8”

Specs:

  • Top: NOS Guild Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany
  • Braces: Scalloped Adirondack Spruce
  • Bracing Pattern: X-Brace w/ 1 Tone Bar
  • Neck Joint: Bolt on Mortise & Tenon
  • Nut: Bone, 1-3/4" Spacing
  • Saddle: Bone, 2-3/8" Spacing
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Fingerboard & bridge: Indian Rosewood
  • Top Binding: Ivoroid w/ Black/White/Black purfling
  • Back Binding: Ivoroid
  • Pickguard: Firestripe
  • Finish: Burst Nitrocellulose Satin
  • Tuning Machines: Golden Age Relic Brass w/ off-white buttons
  • Case: Hardshell by TKL
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