Nicostratus wrote:Hi Rich,
I also have a German Vazquez Rubio Estudio with a spruce top. While the tone is exceptional for the price, I have found that the action is rather high, making it difficult to play barre chords above the fifth fret. On mine, there is a 1/4" of space between the twelfth fret and the E 6th string. I am wondering how the action has been for you now that you have had it for several years.
A quarter-inch is almost insanely high! You know that can be adjusted, right? (Assuming there is nothing seriously wrong with the guitar, which given the maker, I would doubt.)