doug wrote:I have not played a Navarro, but I decided on the G.V. Rubio because I understand the nut width of the 640 scale Navarro is 50 mm, and the Rubio has a 52 mm nut. I have a Kenny Hill Estudio, in 640 scale, and the nut width is 50 mm. I prefer the slightly wider string spacing.
1) It should be noted that that the Navarro 640 has a standard 50 nut because that's a logical nut for a 640, but Francisco will make a 640 with a 52 nut if anyone wants it.
2) It makes little sense to throw the factory 130 Anos in with this comparison - it's in a different category.
3) I have not played a Rubio, but the Rubio, by his own definition, is a student model, with whatever implications can be inferred from that designation, presumably some lessening of quality/features somewhere. The Navarro Concert model can be classified as a 1A, since this is Francisco's personal design.
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