US $.4250 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite 635 mm spruce 2015, Michigan, Lower Price

Ledhand75
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:01 am

US $.4250 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite 635 mm spruce 2015, Michigan, Lower Price

Post by Ledhand75 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:34 pm

- 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.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Ledhand75
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:01 am

Re: US $.6750 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite 635 mm Spruce 2015, Michigan

Post by Ledhand75 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:09 pm

In answer to a recent enquiry, I am looking to consolidate my collection in order to fund another instrument purchase. I am seriously motivated to make a sale, and do have significant flexibility on the price, so feel free to make an offer. This is an excellent instrument sonically, visually, and ergonomically. The pics do not do it justice. I am not interested in trades, with the possible exception being an older vintage Velazquez in excellent condition.

I will have intermittent internet access over the next week, so please be patient if I don't respond immediately.

Tstrembu
Posts: 81
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:08 pm
Location: NC

Re: US $.6750 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite 635 mm Spruce 2015, Michigan

Post by Tstrembu » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:12 pm

Stunning! Very tempted by this one!

AaronHodge
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:28 pm
Location: Tucson, AZ

Re: US $.6750 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite 635 mm Spruce 2015, Michigan

Post by AaronHodge » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:02 pm

Beautiful guitar. I've had the pleasure of playing one of these at Rubio's shop in LA and it was a real treat. Good luck on your sale.

Ledhand75
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:01 am

Re: US $.6750 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite 635 mm Spruce 2015, Michigan

Post by Ledhand75 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:30 pm

Thank you for the kind (and accurate) remarks. I've owned many fine instruments over the years. Without a doubt, the quality of workmanship and choice of materials here are first rate, as are playability and tone. I appreciate the comments.

User avatar
David Gutowski
Posts: 688
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:14 am
Location: Southwest USA

Re: US $.5250 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite 635 mm spruce 2015, Michigan, Lower Price

Post by David Gutowski » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:21 am

Very nice...good luck with the sale.

Regards,
David
3 hard things for humans: dentist visit, public speaking, offering forgiveness.

Muse: chg pitch measure rhym feel tempo improvise melody harmonize arpeggios stucco your legato & practice

Carrillo Concert
Yulong Chamber '17
Bozo 123

mvp019a
Posts: 54
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:33 am
Location: NC, USA

Re: US $.5250 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite 635 mm spruce 2015, Michigan, Lower Price

Post by mvp019a » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:15 am

That is one sexy guitar...
Mark

2007 Ignacio Rozas 1A, 2016 Mark Usherovich Traditional Classical, Prudencio Saez Model 34

Ledhand75
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:01 am

Re: US $.5250 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite 635 mm spruce 2015, Michigan, Lower Price

Post by Ledhand75 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:35 am

mvp019a wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:15 am
That is one sexy guitar...
Ok I'll grant you that, but she also speaks very eloquently and has an amazing personality 😉.

User avatar
chelson
Posts: 509
Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:21 pm
Location: Singapore

Re: US $.5250 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite 635 mm spruce 2015, Michigan, Lower Price

Post by chelson » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:25 am

Without rosewood, you can ship this beauty out of U.S.? Really hope it will not go too soon, but yet wish someone can quickly take over this and end my itch for it. Hahaha! Poor man's problem.
Without heart and desire, talent is nothing.

ContrerasMad
Posts: 31
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:11 pm
Location: Cardiff, UK

Re: US $.5250 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite 635 mm spruce 2015, Michigan, Lower Price

Post by ContrerasMad » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:36 am

Unfortunately, or fortunately whichever side of the fence you sit on, African Blackwood(Dalbergia melanoxylon) is a member of the rosewood family and as such, was added to the CITES list, 2 January 2017. Sure it can be exported from the states, but under strict documentation control I'm afraid.

Ledhand75
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:01 am

Re: US $.5250 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite 635 mm spruce 2015, Michigan, Lower Price

Post by Ledhand75 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:07 pm

ContrerasMad wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:36 am
Unfortunately, or fortunately whichever side of the fence you sit on, African Blackwood(Dalbergia melanoxylon) is a member of the rosewood family and as such, was added to the CITES list, 2 January 2017. Sure it can be exported from the states, but under strict documentation control I'm afraid.
Yes, that is true. I believe that African Blackwood was felt to be a CITES free alternative when I purchased the guitar, but that is presently not the case. As I do not have the time to deal with the necessary paperwork, I'm afraid that I'm restricted to U.S. shipping only.

ContrerasMad
Posts: 31
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:11 pm
Location: Cardiff, UK

Re: US $.5250 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite 635 mm spruce 2015, Michigan, Lower Price

Post by ContrerasMad » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:26 pm

Ledhand75 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:07 pm
ContrerasMad wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:36 am
Unfortunately, or fortunately whichever side of the fence you sit on, African Blackwood(Dalbergia melanoxylon) is a member of the rosewood family and as such, was added to the CITES list, 2 January 2017. Sure it can be exported from the states, but under strict documentation control I'm afraid.
Yes, that is true. I believe that African Blackwood was felt to be a CITES free alternative when I purchased the guitar, but that is presently not the case. As I do not have the time to deal with the necessary paperwork, I'm afraid that I'm restricted to U.S. shipping only.
That's a shame for the rest of the world who can't get their hands on a gorgeous instrument like that Ledhand :cry: but best of luck with the sale anyway, I'm sure it won't stay on the market too long.

User avatar
chelson
Posts: 509
Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:21 pm
Location: Singapore

Re: US $.5250 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite 635 mm spruce 2015, Michigan, Lower Price

Post by chelson » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:01 pm

Thank you guys for stopping my itch.
Without heart and desire, talent is nothing.

Ledhand75
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:01 am

Re: US $.5250 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite 635 mm spruce 2015, Michigan, Lower Price

Post by Ledhand75 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:12 pm

To all who are interested, I have some photos that show more accurately the quality of the materials used in this instrument, including the tightness and eveness of the grain pattern in the top, as well as the extensive silking. Hopefully this link will work:

https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0BGWZuqDGyEBaZ

Ledhand75
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:01 am

Re: US $.4250 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite 635 mm spruce 2015, Michigan, Lower Price

Post by Ledhand75 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:19 am

Well, I’ve had lots of looks but no solid offers as of yet. With a new guitar on the way, I’d really like to find a new home for this one. I’m thinking about moving it to a different auction based website, in which case I would set the starting price at $4,250. Before doing so, I’ll give it a few more days here at the new price of $4,250.

I’ve found over the past few years when selling guitars or audio gear, 40% of the original price (which was $12,000) seems to be the sweet spot. $4,250 is well below that, and IMHO a screaming bargain but I may be biased :wink:

Return to “Archives of past "Classical Guitars for Sale"”