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1969 David Rubio #202 Spruce CSA


An incredible Concert Guitar from David J Rubio

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1969 David Rubio #202 Spruce CSA

Model 1969 David Rubio #202 Spruce CSA
Condition Pre-Owned in Very Good to Excellent Condition
Scale 650 mm
Finish French Polished
Tuners Landstorfer or Reischl Machines w/Square MOP Buttons
Case CrossRock 4000 Series Case – Rose Gold

Tone Woods

Top Select German Spruce
Sides/Back Brazilian Rosewood (CSA) – absolutely stunning
Neck Honduran  Cedar
Bridge Brazilian RW
Bracing Fan Braced
Fingerboard Ebony
Head Plate CSA RW


Nut Width 54mm
String Spacing 46mm, 52mm, 60mm (nut, 12th, bridge)
Upper Bout Width 11 1/4″
Waist Width  9 3/4″
Lower Bout Width 14 3/8″
Body Depths 3 5/8″ upper bout – 4″ lower bout
Body Length 19 1/4″
Total Length 39″
Action 4mm & 3.5mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
Guitar Weight 3lb. & 3oz.
CITES Ineligible – CSA is highly restricted, paperwork is not available

1969 David Rubio #202 Spruce CSA


The guitar is really incredible, from a Traditional build point of view.  Hauser is clearly an influence, with that superb clear lyrical voice, canted fretboard, facilitating relief with easy play.  A superb playing and listening experience.

The guitar is solely built by David in his Oxon workshop.  The guitar is signed internally by David within the soundboard.  The attached photo was taken by the owner’s parents upon visiting with David and family when purchasing the guitar.  Please note that in 1972, when David turned his attention to bowed instruments, is when he began his collaboration with Paul Fischer and then Kazuo Sato, thus the initials P.F. in his 70’s instruments.  I would please point out that this guitar is built in 1969, thus solely built by David.  I have also added a photo of the underside of the soundboard, with his signature and the center band signature beneath his label.  I have had numerous inquiries, questioning this guitar.  All evidence points to David building this guitar himself.

David J Rubio and family in Oxon workshop 1969

David J Rubio and family in Oxon workshop 1969

Being almost as old as me, and played, there is evidence of honest play wear, with a few dings in the top by the bass side and a string ding behind the high E string.  I took quadrant photos to highlight anything visible.  The back and sides are in excellent shape, with again, normal things that might happen over a 50+ year journey.  Photos illustrate everything I can see.

I am not certain of the tuning machines.  They are original, work beautifully, but are they Landstorfer or Reischl?  I simply do not know.

Please note that this guitar is NOT eligible for International Shipping.  You are welcome to personally come to the gallery to pick the guitar up.  Otherwise, the guitar should be sold domestically within the USA.  The buyer assumes all responsibility once it leaves our gallery.  Thank you kindly for your understanding.  Richard



Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?).  My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar.  I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything.  Thanks. Rich

MP3 Audio  – 220327-1969 David Rubio 202 Spruce CSA – such a great guitar, clear, bold, solid in her voices with separation, balanced, colorful and expressive.  David Rubio is clearly a master luthier, stating the obvious.  Lovely instrument.

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1





Premium HSC is included in your purchase price.

Your listed Price does NOT include Shipping to the 50US

Please note that as a Global Statement for my site, for Tuning machines, Accessories, and most guitars, that Shipping is NOT Free any longer.  Costs have gone up dramatically.  Regardless of what or where you might read on the site, shipping is not free any longer.  Choose the least expensive method, if available, or Expedited if you want them quicker.  My apologies.  Rich

Please DO NOT Choose USPS Media Mail to ship a guitar or a Hard Shell Case – this shipping method is designed for Media, Books, CDS, DVDs, etc.  

Please  choose FedEx Home or Ground Delivery or any Expedited Method.  The more expensive a guitar, the more likely you should choose a 1 or 2 day method.  It’s pure common sense, especially when it is too hot or too cold outside.  

 I have added numerous options for you to choose the cost and method, including USPS Priority and Express, as well as FedEx options (we can substitute UPS for FedEx, simply indicate your preference in the Notes window at Check Out).  

Thank you!

Very Important:  International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any CC as payment.  All transactions must be finalized with Bank Wire Transfers for any amount over $1000 USD. Please see our discussion found here and scroll down to Customs – Duty and International Shipping .  Thank you!

Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS

Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.

Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.

It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up. -Rich


This classical guitar carries No Warranty from the luthier as it is Pre-Owned

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: rich at savageclassical dot com


Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in

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