David Rubio (1970)

David Rubio (1970)

.German Spruce
.Brazilian Rosewood
.Cedar neck with ebony strip
.660mm string length
.52.5mm nut width
.Action 4mm bass 3mm treble
.5 fan bars w
.machines gold plated
.Upper bout 28cm
.Lower bout 36cm
.F body air tone
.French polish

David Rubio is considered to be one to the greatest British luthiers of the 20th century. Having spent time in early life as "Jose' Rubio in New York, he returned to the UK making guitars and lutes for Julian Bream and then settling in Oxford. He remained in Duns Tew until his death in 2000. He made over a thousand instruments (violins, cellos and harpsichord's) and this guitar is one of his later examples signed and dated by hand and triple stamped as June 1970 No.211

It has the most majestic sound and a balance that urges the player to 'touch' a wide dynamic pallet of colours. The neck is comfortable and feels secure and easy to play.

The guitar is in very good condition with no cracks or major scars, especially accounting for 53 years! We have prepared the guitar with re-crowned frets and a small re-polish to the top just where the right arm lifted the polish. There are some other polish shadows at playing points to the sides and back. The woods are top quality and the bear claw top is very atractive.

One owner from new. A full portfolio of pictures available. Sound file available.

An opportunity to own a top class historic concert guitar in original case with a CITES certificate.


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