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2017 German Vazquez Rubio "Requinto Elite" SP/MP

  Specifications
Year
2017
Top
Spruce
Back & Sides
Maple
Scale Length
548 mm
Nut width
52 mm
Finish
Lacquer
Country
USA
Condition
New
Case
Yes
Exchange
ExchangePlus
Luthier
GERMAN VAZQUEZ RUBIO
  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.

  Description

The Requinto is 548mm scale and is traditionally tuned to “A” (just like using a capo on a standard-scale guitar at the 5th fret). Mexican groups like “Trio Los Panchos”, “Los Dandys”, and “Los Tres Ases” are typically credited...

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