1998 Robert Ruck #682 Spruce EIRW

$11,995.00

She’s in superb condition, very sweet sounding, easy playing, powerful and explosive in her voice and projection, with superb separation

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1998 Robert Ruck #682 Spruce EIRW

Model 1998 Robert Ruck #682 Spruce EIRW
Condition Excellent – 95%+
Scale 650mm
Finish French Polished Top with Ruck’s standard varnish finish on Back & Sides & Neck
Tuners Gotoh
Case TKL type Single Arch Black HSC

Tone Woods

Top Select Engelmann Spruce
Sides/Back EIRW – a beautiful reddish color with super straight grain
Ports Not Ported
Neck Spanish Cedar
Bridge Ebony
Head Plate EIRW
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Ebonies and Rosewoods – various and dyed

Measurements

Nut Width 53mm
String Spacings 44.5mm – 50.5mm – 57.5mm  (nut – 12th – bridge)
Neck Depths 21mm and 25mm at 1st fret and 9th fret
Overall length 39 1/8″
Body length 19 1/4″
Upper bout 11 1/4″
Waist width 9 1/2″
Lower bout 14 5/8″
Body depths Upper bout: 3 3/4″ Lower bout: 4″
Guitar Weight 4 lbs. & 0oz.
Action 3.7mm at the low E

1998 Robert Ruck #682 Spruce EIRW

Comments

The owner took superb care of her.  I can find nothing but  miniscule honest playing wear that happened during the course of 20 years of ownership.  The slightest bit of finish wear on the back, meaning a touch of clouding that I was able to buff out.  Bracing is a modified lattice, all natural wood, as far as I can see through my own inspection.  This is a really nice guitar in all regards.

The guitar is so explosive, big in her sound, crystal in the highs, a pleasure to hold and play. Mr. Ruck has always built some of the nicest guitars I generally come across over the course of a year.

See our Purchase Policies, under International Shipping for details of payment methods.

I do a personal and extensive inspection, and if necessary, setup on each guitar in my possession.  I make certain of fret level, measurements, cutting new nuts and/or saddles when necessary.

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Media

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

Handcrafted instruments are photographed and listed individually, usually identified by a serial number, date and or some other combination.

MP3 Audio191206-1998 Robert Ruck #682 Spruce EIRW – what a beautiful guitar!  Angelic is the word that comes to mind.  Balanced with power, relative ease of play, Robert has always built the entire package.  Great guitar.  The recording is a bit jerky, as I was interrupted by the phone twice, but what I had sounded so nice, I wanted to preserve it, the quality of the sing in her voice.

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

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1

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Video

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Shipping:

Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.
Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground or USPS Priority/Express Shipping is included to the 50 US
Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS
Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.

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!

Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.

Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.

Insured USPS Priority/Express Shipping is included to the 50 US

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

Warranty:

This guitar carries No warranty as she 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 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in