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In Stock - SKU: GUCLRUB-06850K - German Vazquez Rubio

2021 German Vazquez Rubio "Concert 635" SP/MP

Year 2021
Top Spruce
Back & Sides Maple
Scale Length 635 mm
Nut width 51 mm
Finish French Polish
Country USA
Condition Excellent
Exchange ExchangePlus
Luthier German Vazquez Rubio
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Description

This is a beautiful concert instrument featuring several unique and striking design elements. Materials are very high quality and a pleasure to look at, including a perfectly quarter-sawn spruce top and flamed maple back and sides, as well as a flamed maple neck. Snakewood is used in the binding, heel cap and back center strip, framing the guitar beautifully with its contrasting dark-brownish hue. The meticulously layered headstock is in 4 pieces of maple and 3 pieces of palo escrito (with ebony front veneer), which "opens" elegantly into the neck, when viewed from behind. For this particular guitar, German used his "Elite" shaped headstock, with "vanishing" inlay on the front veneer. He used beautiful Lacewood for the veneer on the back of the head. To top it all off, there is a subtle use of various colors (blue, green, yellow, red) in the rosette, tie block, top purfling, back center seam and even in the top layer of head veneer inlay, barely noticeable with the naked eye, but definitely contributing to the unique look and feel of this instrument. It is fitted with gold Evo frets, and Schaller GrandTune frictionless machines with snakewood buttons to match the binding. The shellac finish is applied with a level of attention to detail and perfection found in very few makers. The sound is extremely responsive and open, with plenty of volume and character. The trebles are very clear and full, and the basses are deep with a nice bouncy response. Playability is a dream with very low action and shorter scale length. It is also fitted with a 20th fret for repertoire requiring a high c natural. Overall, a beautiful-sounding and intricately made concert guitar for a great price.

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2021 German Vazquez Rubio "Concert 635" SP/MP

Baden Powell's "Saudades de Márcia" performed by Ashley Lucero on a 2021 G.V. Rubio “Concert 635”

Description

This is a beautiful concert instrument featuring several unique and striking design elements. Materials are very high quality and a pleasure to look at, including a perfectly quarter-sawn spruce top and flamed maple back and sides, as well as a flamed maple neck. Snakewood is used in the binding, heel cap and back center strip, framing the guitar beautifully with its contrasting dark-brownish hue. The meticulously layered headstock is in 4 pieces of maple and 3 pieces of palo escrito (with ebony front veneer), which "opens" elegantly into the neck, when viewed from behind. For this particular guitar, German used his "Elite" shaped headstock, with "vanishing" inlay on the front veneer. He used beautiful Lacewood for the veneer on the back of the head. To top it all off, there is a subtle use of various colors (blue, green, yellow, red) in the rosette, tie block, top purfling, back center seam and even in the top layer of head veneer inlay, barely noticeable with the naked eye, but definitely contributing to the unique look and feel of this instrument. It is fitted with gold Evo frets, and Schaller GrandTune frictionless machines with snakewood buttons to match the binding. The shellac finish is applied with a level of attention to detail and perfection found in very few makers. The sound is extremely responsive and open, with plenty of volume and character. The trebles are very clear and full, and the basses are deep with a nice bouncy response. Playability is a dream with very low action and shorter scale length. It is also fitted with a 20th fret for repertoire requiring a high c natural. Overall, a beautiful-sounding and intricately made concert guitar for a great price.

Background
German Vazquez Rubio (also known as G.V. Rubio) has been making guitars for over forty years and has developed his own signature sound that guitarists have come to love. He was born in 1952 in Paracho, Mexico where there is an abundance of fine luthiers (with few exceptions all of the finest guitars in Mexico come from Paracho). German's first formal training began at eleven years old when he left school to help support his seven siblings and work for his uncle Manuel Rubio at his workshop. There even at his young age he made a conscious effort to make guitar building his life's work. In 1968 at the age of sixteen he made his first concert level guitar (hence his label reads 'desde 1968"). German has since been able to learn from many different master builders such as Felix Manzanero, Jose Romanillos and Thomas Humphrey. He now resides in Los Angeles, California where he builds a variety of both classical and flamenco models.

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