2001 Richard Bruné #638 Spruce CSA
2001 Richard Bruné #638 Spruce CSA

2001 Richard Bruné #638 Spruce CSA

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Classical Guitar #638 Artist Series – European Spruce with Spectacular CSA Rosewood

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Richard Bruné Classical Guitar #638 Spruce CSA RW


Model 2001 Richard Bruné #638 Spruce CSA – Artist Series
Condition Pre-Owned – in Very Good Condition
Scale 645mm
Finish French Polish throughout
Tuners Rodgers Tuning Machines – very smooth and accurate
Case Humicase Metro II Red – New

Tone Woods

Top Select German Spruce top
Sides/Back CSA Rosewood with truly magnificent lines
Neck Spanish Cedar
Bridge CSA Rosewood
Head Plate CSA Rosewood – V Joint Headstock
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Binding Maples and Rosewood


Nut Width 51mm
String Spacing 43mm – 51mm – 59mm  (nut – 12th – bridge)
Overall length  38 7/8″
Body length 19 1/8″
Upper bout width 11″
Waist Width  9 1/2″
Lower bout width 14 1/2″
Body depths 3 5/8″ & 3 15/16″ (upper and lower bouts)
Weight  3 lbs. & 5 oz.
Action  3.9mm & 3.3mm low to high E 12th fret unfretted
CITES Ineligible – paperwork is not available for this guitar

2001 Richard Bruné #638 Spruce CSA

Comments: This is an excellent example of the Bruné Artist model, custom made without center back inlay, the back appears to have been made of one single piece of CSA rosewood.  The tone is bright, clear, and very colorful, exceptionally well balanced with tremendous projection and presence.  Easy to play, beautiful to behold, the top has taken on a natural amber color of age that is really attractive, and the condition is quite good.  Being almost 20 years, and played, she does have fine scratches in the finish in and around the rosette, along with a typical string ding behind the treble E string.  All honest playing wear, very insignificant.

The special is, of course, in the woods, as Richard uses nothing other than the best at his wide disposal.  The magic is in the setup and the play, the intense musicality the instrument allows you, in the infamous vein of those great luthiers of the past.  Richard brings his guitars to the forefront of what is truly special in a classical guitar, as evidenced by the numerous well known players using his guitars.



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 for above video – Excerpt of  Prelude #13


MP3 Audio200413-Richard Brune Classical Guitar 638 Spruce CSA RW  – I was just playing and tuning her up and it just happened.  What an amazing guitar in every regard.  I could play her all day.  I play one of my Sketches in E Minor, some small sample of Bach from the 2nd Violin Partita and my latest Prelude in C Major.  Enjoy.



Premium Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.

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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 as it is a pre-owned instrument

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Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in