David Rubio workshop - Kazuo Sato

  • Year:


  • Body:

    Attractive Indian? rosewood - with good quarter-sawn, straight grain - very stable and very beautiful.

  • Front:

    European spruce with the famed vine-leaves rosette, matching double-line purflings and rosewood bridge

  • Tuners:

    Fustero or Fustero-style with synthetic m-o-p buttons. These are the originally-fitted tuning machines.

  • Scale:


  • Neck Width:

    53.5 mm at the nut, but with 44mm string-spacing like many guitars with 52mm nut.

  • Weight:

    1487 grams

  • Condition:

    It is very tempting to call this 'mint condition' bearing in mind it is a 40-year old guitar. It is in superb, original conditon; no repairs, no cracks, original finish, and really very light playing marks. There are a few shallow nail marks on the front and a few minor polish scratches on the back - but really, much of it looks as new and has a general condition that could not be expected for a guitar of this vintage.

  • Comments:

    Apart from looking like new, it has a feel also like a new guitar, probably because over the years it has only been played a little and quite lightly. By comparison with many Rubio guitars, it is quite light in weight and perhaps consequently, has a body air resonance nicely between F# and G which give is a deep and very focussed bass. With just a little playing and with new strings, the treble is opening up very nicely.
    This is one of the most pleasing Rubio workshop guitars I have played and at the same time is in unexpectedly fine condition - hence a rare opportunity.

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

  • Price:
    Sold August 2010. Please enquire if others available.
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