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.
Maestro German Vazquez Rubio has carefully crafted this seven stringed guitar with unique specifications to achieve maximum comfort and quality of sound. It is built with his finest materials including reserve stock German spruce for the soundboard, African Blackwood four-piece back and sides, Spanish cedar neck, Ebony headplate, Abalone shell inlay on bridge, Gilbert Tuning machines and varnished with hand thinned French polish of shellac. These materials were selected to achieve the utmost clarity and balance needed by any extended-range guitarist. Sound of this instrument is bold and powerful, with a rich, velvety texture to each note. It is also extremely responsive and loose, with plenty of volume for any concert setting. It is also fitted with a 20th fret for repertoire requiring a high c natural. Truly powerful yet focused basses and singing trebles make this guitar a sonic gem for the most discernible musician. Overall, a beautiful-sounding and intricately made extended-range concert guitar.