German Vazquez Rubio / Solista 2013 Classical Guitar Spruce/Indian Rosewood / 2013 / French Polish / Guitar For Sale
- Year: 2013
- Country: USA
- Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
- Top: Spruce
- Scale Length: 660mm
- Finish: French Polish
- Nut Width: 53mm
- Case: Yes
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.
This is German's most recent concert model to be developed. Called the "Solista", it features his newest bracing system (which has previously only been used in his top, elite models). This bracing system fattens out the tone particularly in the trebles, giving the guitar an overall warmer sound. This system has been so well received in his elite models that he decided to introduce it in an instrument at a more modest price point while retaining the same high standard of sound - this was done by using Indian rosewood for the back and sides (instead of pricier, more exotic woods), lacquering the back and sides and French polishing the top (although this guitar was custom built with all French polish throughout), and less ornate inlay work.
Playability is a breeze with a very smooth and comfortable neck and the guitar boasts enough power for any concert setting - in ensemble, or solo. All in this is a very versatile and strong instrument by any standard. Although used, this is in great shape with just some mild playing wear.
Guitar Salon International, USA
Founded in 1983, Guitar Salon International (GSI) is the world’s largest dealer of concert-level classical and flamenco guitars. For over 35 years now, we serve players, collectors and aficionados by offering the best hand-built instruments of leading young guitar makers as well as those of established historical masters. In this process, we acquire and sell many of the most desirable instruments in history, and we subsequently help to assemble important private collections. With the involvement of top concert artists (including Pepe Romero, Scott Tennant, Marc Teicholz, Andrew York and others), GSI showcases several exceptional guitars through audio, video, studio-CD and live concert recordings.
Guitar Salon International established the GSI Foundation in 2011 after receiving public donations aimed at community development. The Foundation’s mission is to help develop the local community by raising money to support music education in public schools. These local schools are then offered assistance to pay teachers, provided with instruments for students who cannot afford them, and supplied with musicians for performances that can inspire kids to play a musical instrument.
GSI will gladly send a guitar anywhere in the world for trial and approval. Our approval period is 48 hours from the time the instrument is received. If a return is requested within 48 hours of the guitar's arrival, a full refund will be issued*** (less shipping charges and assuming original condition), or another guitar can be sent on trial.
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***Note: B-Stock, New Old Stock, and used items are not subject to an approval period. They are sold "as is" and are eligible for exchange only if the item arrives damaged or not as described.
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