1999 German Vazquez Rubio "Torres" SP/CSAR
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This guitar was donated to our non-profit charitable organization, the GSI Foundation
. Guitar sales through the GSI Foundation raise money to directly benefit music education in public schools. Feel free to contact us
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This is a beautiful instrument made by G.V. Rubio
, here in California. Materials are very high quality and a pleasure to look at, including a perfectly quarter-sawn spruce top and a lovely set of CSA rosewood for the back and sides. The shellac finish is applied with a level of attention to detail and perfection found in very few makers. The sound is extremely responsive and open, with plenty of volume and character. The trebles are very clear and easy to work with, and the basses are steady and full. This being his "Torres" model, it has a slightly more compact body size but yet retains a full, big-bodied sound. Playability is a dream with very low action. Apart from two recent repairs to the back (to reinforce the areas where there are knots in the wood), condition is excellent with only minor playing wear. Overall, a lovely guitar for sound and timeless design.
Luthier Bio: German Vazquez Rubio