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2006 Robert Ruck #885 Cedar 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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2006 Robert Ruck #885 Cedar EIRW


Model2006 Robert Ruck #885 Cedar EIRW
ConditionExcellent – 95%+
FinishFrench Polished Top with Ruck’s standard varnish finish on Back & Sides & Neck
TunersGotoh tuning machines – A style PIPS
CaseTKL type Double Arch Tweed HSC – A Bam Case is available for an additional cost

Tone Woods

TopSelect Western Red Cedar
Sides/BackEast Indian Rosewood – a beautiful reddish color with super straight grain
PortsDouble Ported on either side of the heel
NeckSpanish Cedar
BridgeEast Indian RW
Head PlateEast Indian RW
BindingRosewoods – various and dyed


Nut Width53mm
String Spacings44.5mm – 50.5mm – 56.5mm  (nut – 12th – bridge)
Neck Depths21mm and 25mm at 1st fret and 9th fret
Overall length39 1/8″
Body length19 1/8″
Upper bout11 1/8″
Waist Width9 3/4″
Lower bout14 1/2″
Body depthsUpper bout: 3 3/4″ Lower bout: 3 15/16″
Action3.75mm to 3.1mm
Guitar Weight3 lbs. & 14 oz

2006 Robert Ruck #885 Cedar EIRW


The owner took superb care of her. This is clearly a superior classical guitar.  Internal inspection reveals a Radial Bracing Pattern (think like the sun), which is beautifully done in the hands of the American Master.  Guitar is graded at about a 95% in terms of condition.  I see a few small ticks around the rosette, and one towards the butt of the guitar on the soundboard.  Tough to see except by turning into the light.

The guitar is explosive, big in her sound, crystal in the highs, a pleasure to hold and play.  One of the nicest guitars I’ve seen in a long while.   I had a tough time putting it down, having a blast with this guitar.



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 Audio – 2006 Robert Ruck #885 Cedar EIRW – 200415-2006 Robert Ruck 885 Cedar EIRW – the guitar is a lot of fun to play.  Warm, clear, colorful and expressive with power.  Nice!



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.

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.


This guitar carries a No Warranty as it is a Pre-Owned Classical Guitar

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Email me directly if you need more info: rich at

Additional information

Weight20 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in