This 650/52mm with white Mother of Pesrl Rodgers tuners, double
purfling borders,abalone tie block, is dazzling in its woods &
craftsmanship. The sound is full of infinite color, balance &
The rosette is a copy of the 1912 Manuel Ramirez, played by Andres Segovia.
This superb Presentation instrument by Aaron green built in 2001 is inspired by an instrument built by Enrique Garcia. It is made from very old growth Brazilian rosewood, European spruce and of course, is fitted with sterling silver Rodgers tuners with dark genuine mother of pearl buttons.
The instrument uses snakewood for the bindings and the headstock, and the rosette is both Snakewood and black Brazilian rosewood.The sound is a rich deep full classic Spanish sound with excellent balance and note separation across all strings and across the entire fingerboard. The trebles have a strong fundamental that has the kind of richness that will inspire the player. The basses are smooth, well defined and deep.
This is a double top guitar with Gilbert tuners. The woods are exquisite, as can only be found in S.A. Mardones traditional braced guitars haven't been available for years & now he's introducing the double top. There is only one remaining .
This is an introductory price. The next few will cost more.
The sound is warm, bright, full of color & romantic (as some one described it.) .
This gorgeous Guitar was built in 1994 by the late David Rubio himself (not a workshop guitar). It is made of some of the finest materials that I have ever seen. The European spruce soundboard has a tight grain seen rarely seen anymore and the very dark rich old growth Brazilian back and sides is very beautiful.
The sound is lush, deep, dark, clear and projects very well. It is very easy to play. This is a fine concert guitar made by one of the best makers of the 20th century. The guitar has the original French polish, is in excellent ++ condition with no cracks or repairs. Click here to view pictures.
1964 Jose Rubio, U.S.
This is an historical Rubio (#9) from his N.Y. period when he based his guitars on Bouchets & Simplicios. The deep basses on this guitar are reminiscent of an old Simplicio. This guitar is very mellow & velvety, with lots of colors. Notice the arch of the headstock.
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2013 Dake Traphagen
Spruce double top
This guitar is very impressive looking & sounding. It has a big,sound, perfect for a large auditorium. None of the warm, rich colors are lost with the strong projection. Dake has been building guitars for over 25 years & each one is better than the last.
This a wonderful example of the prime 60's guitars of Manuel, completely restored by him. There are a few repaired hairline cracks on the face, otherwise the condition is vg. It sounds like all his 6o's guitars,
like angels singing.
Manuel made these slightly larger bodied guitars in the 70's but not too many cedars. The sound is rich & balanced, good for classical or other kinds of music.
You can always tell a Velazquez by the purity of sound. This has a small mark on the upper bout, otherwise it's in good shape. This is a good buy!!
This is a beautiful guitar inscribed, "to my dear friend Beverly
Maher" by the Maestro Manuel Velazquez.
I don't play anymore so I'd like it to go to someone who will bring
out its glorious sound. The woods are
hand picked by my dear friend Manuel, so you can see how magnificent
they are. The top has heavy bear claw (hasselfichte) & the back a multicolored Brazilian rosewood.
This is an old world flamenco guitar as played in the Tablaos (cafes)
of Spain in the 60's. It has very little play wear, lots of punch &
perfect for solo or accompaniment. Click here to view pictures of the guitar.
1964 Jose Ramirez fl.
hairline crack on fingerboard near the soundhole, tuning pegs, bright, old world Ramirez sound.