- 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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