- Type / luthier: Classical Guitar/German Vasquez Rubio
- Year of construction: 2015
- Scale length (mm): 635
- Nut width (mm): 52mm
- Top: German Spruce with tight, closely spaced grain and extensive silking.
- Bracing (fan/lattice/other): Fan
- Back / Sides: African Blackwood, sides lined with Cypress
- Neck: Mahogany, with raised fingerboard and V headstock joint
- Tuners: Sloane, with ebony buttons
- Fingerboard / (bridge): African Ebony/African Blackwood
- Sound: Very open, deep, and rich. Can be pushed hard while maintaining warmth and depth of tone. Excellent balance and projection.
- Condition: Excellent, almost as new with very light hazing in upper right corner of back
- Price: $4,250 including BAM Hightech case
- Viewing / trial possible: Yes
- Location (nearest city): East Lansing, Michigan
I’m lowering the price on this fantastic guitar, in order to facilitate the purchase of a coveted vintage instrument. Condition is close to new. The sound qualities are excellent, as noted above. Despite the shorter scale, it is one of the louder instruments that I have owned, with great projection. I suspect that this is due largely to the double lined walls. As might be expected with the 635 scale and elevated fingerboard, playability is really outstanding, yet totally uncramped for my medium to larger sized hands. Aside from the ease of play, most individuals would have no idea that they were playing a shorter scale if not told in advance.
Response is fast. The guitar is very open and clear sounding with no buzzing, intonation problems or bad notes that I detect. It is capable of a raspy bark on strummed chords, but also a nice degree of melting warmth if played tasto. Overtones are present to a pleasing extent, but do not obscure the clarity of the fundamental tone.
I never thought that I would sell this guitar or my 1999 Ober listed elsewhere, but have decided to consolidate my collection and pursue a single instrument.
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