David Rubio of Cambridge

  • Year:


  • Body:

    Rosewood - Indian - well quarter-sawn. With double purfling to the back and sides. There are some very minor surface shakes in the rosewood grain in the centre area of the back - treble side - no action needed and is truly very minor.

  • Front:

    European spruce - probably Swiss with pronounced long strands of bearclaw figuring, particularly on the treble side. 6-fan strut design, typical of this period of the maker's output, with nodal bar.

  • Tuners:

    David Rodgers tuners with white ivory or bone kidney buttons set into a rosewood-faced head..

  • Scale:

    660mm - preferred by the maker.

  • Neck Width:

    52.5 - 53mm at the nut

  • Weight:

    1679 grams

  • Condition:

    In very good, concert-worthy condition. The back and sides have a few small marks and some dulling of polish in small areas. The back of the neck has normal playing wear. The beautiful front has thumbnail scratches on the treble side but they are quite shallow and not very noticeable.

  • Comments:

    Wow! - This really is an excellent David Rubio guitar from the Cambridge period and for many people the pinnacle of classical guitar quality. The sound is large and open. Balance is excellent with a deep focussed bass and a clear, long sustaining treble with many series of notes that are astounding. It does all the simple things outstandingly well; a simple chord sounds majestic. Projection, strength and clarity are all that you could hope for in a professional's concert guitar. A rare opportunity.

    David Rubio - Click here to find out more about this maker

  • Price:
    Sold July 2006.
    + 44 (0) 1732 453 523 Contact via Email

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