David "Jose" Rubio
is well known for his work with Julian Bream in the 1960s. This instrument was built during this very period while he was still in New York (Bream played on Rubio guitars made in 1965 and 1966), before he returned to his native England. This Rubio has a very bold sound with excellent power. As is typical with most great Rubios it is very even and balanced in all registers. At the same time, it has the beauty and lyricism for which he is best known. Condition-wise, there are no known repairs or cracks, only normal playing wear. It is a particularly beautiful example of Rubio's work and has a thicker and slightly more deluxe "double purfling" throughout which gives the guitar a unique and very tasteful look, albeit subtle.
Luthier Bio: David Rubio