1998 Robert Ruck #682 Spruce EIRW


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 – Traditional Fan Braced
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



Nut Width 52mm
String Spacings 43.5mm – 50.5mm – 56.5mm  (nut – 12th – bridge)
Neck Depths 21mm and 25mm at 1st fret and 9th fret
Overall length 39″
Body length 19 1/8″
Upper bout 11″
Waist width 9 1/2″
Lower bout 14 1/2″
Body depths Upper bout: 3 3/4″ Lower bout: 3 7/8″
Guitar Weight 4 lbs. & 0oz.
Action 3.8mm to 3mm low E to High E
CITES Eligible

1998 Robert Ruck #682 Spruce EIRW


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.



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





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.


This guitar carries No warranty as she is Pre-Owned

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

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in