US $.9500 Robert Ruck cedar double top 2008, Calgary Canada

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US $.9500 Robert Ruck cedar double top 2008, Calgary Canada

Post by mvisscher » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:23 pm

Robert Ruck Classical,
2008
650 scale
nut width 53, string spacing 44
cedar/cedar double top
fan (the 'barrueco' guitar bracing)
indian rosewood b/s
Gotoh premium tuners
ebony fingerboard
full, regal sound
very good condition, but not pristine
ships in a custom fitted Calton case
$12,000US OBO - Price reduction (6/1/19) to $10,000
viewing is encouraged!
Calgary AB

I am the first and only owner of this excellent Ruck guitar, and I have pampered it in my smoke free home. I have used it for recitals and recordings where it has served me very well. Mr. Ruck built this guitar using his own all-wood double top construction method, which produces a very loud instrument that retains the characteristics of a traditional fan braced guitar. It does NOT have the sound, or the volume of a Damman double top guitar. It has a slight radius on the fingerboard which may be partly responsible for its ease of playability.

The sound of the guitar is;
1) well balanced, with very strong trebles matching the power of the bottom end
2) well defined..the inner voices are easily accessible.
Here are some photos, more available on request.

I am willing to entertain reasonable offers.

Thanks for looking!
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Re: US $12000, Robert Ruck Cedar double top, 2008; Calgary Canada

Post by richtm » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:20 pm

Great guitar - for sure. Sad that RR already passed away. Good luck with the sales!!!
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Ernest Köröskenyi 1977 Cedar; Pauline Bernabe Especial 2007 Spruce, 2012 Cedar; Andreas Kirmse 2017 Cedar DT; Philipp Lerche Torres 2018 Spruce

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Re: US $12000 Robert Ruck cedar double top 2008, Calgary Canada

Post by mvisscher » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:08 am

He will be missed! But we're lucky that he was able to produce so many fine instruments.

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Re: US $12000 Robert Ruck cedar double top 2008, Calgary Canada

Post by mvisscher » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:40 pm

For any one who wants to hear a sound sample, here is a youtube video of my Trio's performance of Claude Gagnon's "Alice au pays de merveilles". I am seated in the middle playing the Ruck. It might be tricky to isolate the sound of any one instrument...we were working hard to blend.


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Re: US $12000 Robert Ruck cedar double top 2008, Calgary Canada

Post by Marcus Dominelli » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:55 am

Hi Murray,
Was this the Ruck you had at the Guitar Fest West a couple of years ago?

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Re: US $12000 Robert Ruck cedar double top 2008, Calgary Canada

Post by mvisscher » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:24 am

Hey Marcus, nice to hear from you!

Yep, same one. I've had it since 2008, and have used it mostly for trio performances, which is probably where you saw it at GFW. Not doing a lot of performing these days so hopefully it will find a home where it is used more frequently.

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Re: US $10000 Robert Ruck cedar double top 2008, Calgary Canada

Post by Marcus Dominelli » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:36 pm

mvisscher wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:24 am
Hey Marcus, nice to hear from you!

Yep, same one. I've had it since 2008, and have used it mostly for trio performances, which is probably where you saw it at GFW. Not doing a lot of performing these days so hopefully it will find a home where it is used more frequently.
I really liked the sound of it when you played it at the festival. I remember when you were on Ruck's wait list for that guitar. Jeez, time flies!
Good luck with the sale!.....and Happy New Year!

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Re: US $10000 Robert Ruck cedar double top 2008, Calgary Canada

Post by pogmoor » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:47 pm

Seller has reduced the price to $10,000.
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Renaissance and Baroque freak; classical guitars by Lester Backshall (2008), Ramirez (Guitarra del Tiempo 2017),
Yamaha (SLG 130NW silent classical guitar 2014).

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Re: US $10000 Robert Ruck cedar double top 2008, Calgary Canada

Post by teddyofarrell » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:27 pm

Nice guitar! Hope you can sell it! Your Youtube video of your trio is simply beautiful! Hope you keep playing,
All the best,
Ted
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2001 Hector Marrero, Cedar
"Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart." Andres Segovia

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Re: US $10000 Robert Ruck cedar double top 2008, Calgary Canada

Post by mvisscher » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:27 pm

Thanks Ted!
Yep, I have no plans to stop playing anytime soon, although most of my playing at the moment is for my own pleasure and mostly on romantic instruments. I enjoy the repertoire and I've grown to love the intimate sound of small body guitars.

For anyone watching the thread, I'm happy to entertain offers. This guitar truly deserves to be heard in recitals.

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Re: US $.9500 Robert Ruck cedar double top 2008, Calgary Canada

Post by mvisscher » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:02 pm

Dropping the price to $9,500US, and of course serious offers will be considered!

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Re: US $.9500 Robert Ruck cedar double top 2008, Calgary Canada

Post by mvisscher » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:06 pm

...Sale pending....

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Re: US $.9500 Robert Ruck cedar double top 2008, Calgary Canada

Post by mvisscher » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:20 am

..and sold..

Thanks to everyone expressed interest!

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