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2021 Matt Rubendall Spruce Ziricote


Double sides and back adding stiffness and support to a guitar designed to be driven.  Nice!

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2021 Matt Rubendall Spruce Ziricote


Model2021 Matt Rubendall Spruce Ziricote
ConditionNew – Showroom Condition
Scale650 mm
FinishFrench Polished Top – Varnish Back/Sides
TunersPremium Gilbert Machines
CaseVisesnut Active Series in Gray – great case, heavy duty but light

Tone Woods

TopSelect Italian Spruce – fan braced all wood
Sides/BackZiricote – Double Sides and Back – solid – see below
NeckHonduran Mahogany – adjustable – easy to manipulate
Head PlateWalnut
FingerboardAfrican Ebony – elevated – nice!


Nut Width53mm at the nut, 62 neck width at the 12th fret
String Spacings45mm – 53mm – 62mm (1st – 12th- Bridge)
Neck Depths21mm and 25mm at 1st fret and 9th fret
Overall length39 “
Body length19 1/8″
Upper bout width11 1/8″
Waist width9 3/8″
Lower bout width14 3/8″
Body depths3 5/8″ Upper Bout & 3 5/8″ Lower Bout
Guitar Weight4lbs & 7oz.
Action3.7mm at the low E

2021 Matt Rubendall Spruce Ziricote


Matt continues a fine tradition of New York City guitar building, coupling power and song in his latest offerings.  Powerful and expressive, I was immediately impressed by her total experience.  Singing, balanced, with projection and power.  Matt is a driven builder, doing things his way, which I respect greatly.  His commitment to doing what is best for the guitar, not being distracted by the “latest” craze, means that the guitar you own from Mr. Rubendall is pure in its goal.  Be musical, be a concert classical guitar, with voice and power.

The sides and back are double walled, formed and glued together, adding a distinct stiffness to the overall structure.  The internal back wood is a Big Leaf Maple, while the internal sides are mahogany.

The guitar demands high tension strings giving you push from the soundboard and the box as a whole.  It is a distinct pleasure to play this guitar.  You start smiling and lose yourself for quite a while.

His guitars, in general, this one as well, have enormous power, coloration, depth and soul.

This particular guitar is very strong in the highs, mids and lows.  It is a literal monster of voice and power.  I remain duly impressed.  Strung with Carbon strings, she evidences a clear voice that plays well loudly as well as softly.  The stiffness of the sides and back, in the pseudo-style of Friederich coupled with Contreras, make for a very active top that goes beyond what you might first expect.  Matt is clearly demonstrating a new level of build and musicality, with force and power, that increases my appreciation for a luthier of this magnitude in such close proximity to myself.

The neck is easily adjustable, if you would peruse the photos attached, of the neck and the heel, with a simple allen wrench, you can adjust the angles, action, and feel of the guitar to suit your needs.  Loosen the neck bolt, adjust the back bolt to where you want the action, tighten the neck bolt again, voila!  Nice!!  As it is, you don’t need to do so, but you can if you wish.  The guitar comes with the tools required that are handcrafted by Matt himself.  He is also becoming known as a superb tool maker as well as knife maker.  Most cool!

Matt’s workmanship and attention to detail is superb.  His knowledge of the guitar is massive.  It shows in his builds.  This is an excellent concert classical guitar in every regard.



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 – 220320-2021 Matt Rubendall Spruce Ziricote – an incredibly active, fun guitar to play.  Perfectly setup, easy to play and drive.  I perform a rough version of “My Two Girls” a fun piece dedicated to my babies.  Some other original stuff, including “Dance Lady Diva” and a study in E Minor.  Just a lot of fun.

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.

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 – 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.

All guitars come with a standard accessory package including extra sets of strings, humidifier and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar.  This is our small way of saying thank you for doing business with Savage Classical Guitar – Rich



This classical guitar carries a 1 year warranty from the Luthier

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Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions46 × 19 × 9 in

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