US $.3750 German Vazquez Rubio Hauser cedar 2011, San Francisco CA

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US $.3750 German Vazquez Rubio Hauser cedar 2011, San Francisco CA

Postby Guther » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:56 am

- Type / luthier: German Vazquez Rubio
- Year of construction: 2011
- Scale length (mm): 648
- Top: Cedar
- Back / Sides: East Indian Rosewood
- Fingerboard / (bridge): Ebony
- Sound: Rich, warm tone with balanced sustain throughout fretboard
- Condition: Excellent
- Price: $3,750
- Viewing / trial possible: Yes, near San Francisco, CA, USA
- Location (nearest city): San Francisco, CA, USA

This beautiful guitar was purchased directly from Maestro German Vazquez Rubio in his shop in Los Angeles. I made several visits to his fantastic shop while living in LA, and this was the best sounding of the bunch that I selected after many trips. This guitar possesses the punchy tone you get from master-grade spruce while keeping the warm overall tone and balance that comes with cedar. Playability is soft and fast and the note separation is clear and well-balanced. No appreciable blemishes exist save the common finger nail marks on the french polish which are hard to capture. I asked German to install new ebony Sloan tuners at purchase which need him to reposition the screws down a few mm. Nothing big as these were installed by German himself and they look fantastic.

I own two of German's Hauser models, which are his finest guitars in my opinion based on many visits to his shop. German mentioned that his after-Hauser guitars are his favorite to build. This is no surprise as Hauser models are the guitars that he has won awards with and that gained him international fame. I am selling this one as I prefer spruce and am looking to fund the purchase of another instrument. Trial possible near SF and no international shipping given CITES.

If you have been thinking about buying one of German's guitars, this is it. I've already tried multiple of his samples and picked out the best from the lot. You can get the same experience on selecting the best from his shop, as I did, only if you live in or near LA or if you fly out for a day or two for the experience.
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Re: US $.3750 German Vazquez Rubio Cedar 2011, San Francisco CA

Postby Taylor 25 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:52 pm

This is a great guitar being offered for a reasonable price. I have played (and nearly bought) a GVR cedar top (Solista) and loved its beautiful tone and playability. I am sure that this guitar is similar in that way. My guess is that this listing won't not last long. If I were in the market, I would be tempted to get this guitar. :) Good luck!

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Re: US $.3750 German Vazquez Rubio Cedar 2011, San Francisco CA

Postby Guther » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:02 pm

Taylor 25 wrote:This is a great guitar being offered for a reasonable price. I have played (and nearly bought) a GVR cedar top (Solista) and loved its beautiful tone and playability. I am sure that this guitar is similar in that way. My guess is that this listing won't not last long. If I were in the market, I would be tempted to get this guitar. :) Good luck!


Thanks, Taylor. I have it listed locally in San Francisco as well so if anyone is in town feel free to contact me. I purchased two wanting the best of both worlds (spruce and cedar). With another acquisition coming up, it is time to make the tough decision of keeping my arsenal small or face the wrath of the Mrs.

It is funny how every time I want a new/new to me guitar, there always seems to be an expensive purse that she happens to want. :lol:
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Re: US $.3750 German Vazquez Rubio Cedar 2011, San Francisco CA

Postby Debussychopin » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:44 pm

Nice guitar.

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Re: US $.3750 German Vazquez Rubio Cedar 2011, San Francisco CA

Postby Lovemyguitar » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:02 pm

Indeed, very nice guitar. I would suggest that you specify in the description that this is the "Hauser" model, since that is not really clear from what you've posted, and I suspect that it would be a very good selling point! I have a spruce GVR Hauser, which is magnificent, so somebody will undoubtedly be very happy with this guitar, at a very good price, too. Best wishes!

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Re: US $.3750 German Vazquez Rubio Cedar 2011, San Francisco CA

Postby Guther » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:41 am

Lovemyguitar wrote:Indeed, very nice guitar. I would suggest that you specify in the description that this is the "Hauser" model, since that is not really clear from what you've posted, and I suspect that it would be a very good selling point! I have a spruce GVR Hauser, which is magnificent, so somebody will undoubtedly be very happy with this guitar, at a very good price, too. Best wishes!


Good catch, thank you. Title updated to include "Hauser".
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Re: US $.3750 German Vazquez Rubio Hauser - Cedar 2011, San Francisco CA

Postby Debussychopin » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:52 am

Whenever I read the word 'Hauser', I say it in my mind with a thick German accent.

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Re: US $.3750 German Vazquez Rubio Hauser cedar 2011, San Francisco CA

Postby souldier » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:42 pm

Given the excellent price and condition, I'd be really surprised if this guitar is still here by the end of the week. GVR's Hauser is highly regarded. This one must sound good especially since you were able to compare it directly from a batch of other guitars.
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Re: US $.3750 German Vazquez Rubio Hauser - Cedar 2011, San Francisco CA

Postby Guther » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:14 am

Debussychopin wrote:Whenever I read the word 'Hauser', I say it in my mind with a thick German accent.


This is a German Hauser.
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Re: US $.3750 German Vazquez Rubio Hauser cedar 2011, San Francisco CA

Postby Guther » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:17 am

souldier wrote:Given the excellent price and condition, I'd be really surprised if this guitar is still here by the end of the week. GVR's Hauser is highly regarded. This one must sound good especially since you were able to compare it directly from a batch of other guitars.


Thanks for the comment, Souldier. The good thing is that someone else will be enjoying this for a long time to come :D
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Re: US $.3750 German Vazquez Rubio Hauser cedar 2011, San Francisco CA

Postby poriforo » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:55 am

Forget it...re-read closer, thanks.

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Re: US $.3750 German Vazquez Rubio Hauser cedar 2011, San Francisco CA

Postby Guther » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:45 pm

I took the guitar to Glen Canin to confirm that everything was perfect on the guitar prior to selling. Glen lives near by and gave confirmation came on the mint condition of the instrument, surprisingly punchy sound of the cedar soundboard, flatness/evenness of frets, even fretboard. It plays like triple-churned butter.

One small update, of 8mm in size, is that he mentioned the scale was 648 not 640. This may have been a misunderstanding of mine at the time of purchase and never bothered to check. Updated the info on the description. Thanks for the interest and pm's. Still available and better than ever.
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Re: US $.3750 German Vazquez Rubio Hauser cedar 2011, San Francisco CA

Postby Renee's Dad » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:54 pm

I don't care much for butter, triple-churned or otherwise, but I'd sure play this guitar - it's beautiful. Good luck.
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Re: US $.3750 German Vazquez Rubio Hauser cedar 2011, San Francisco CA

Postby Guther » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:34 am

Renee's Dad wrote:I don't care much for butter, triple-churned or otherwise, but I'd sure play this guitar - it's beautiful. Good luck.


Thank you for the compliment, but definitely butter. Grass-fed. :merci:
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Re: US $.3750 German Vazquez Rubio Hauser cedar 2011, San Francisco CA

Postby Intune » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:49 pm

Nice looking instrument. Good luck with the sale.
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