2023 Matt Rubendall German Spruce Ziricote 640mm
|Model||2023 Matt Rubendall German Spruce Ziricote 640mm – GFA Edition|
|Condition||New – Showroom Condition|
|Finish||French Polished Top – Varnish Back/Sides|
|Tuners||Premium Alessi Machines|
|Case||Visesnut Active Series in Gray – great case, heavy duty but light|
|Top||Select Italian Spruce – fan braced all wood|
|Sides/Back||Ziricote – Double Sides and Back – solid – see below|
|Neck||Honduran Mahogany – adjustable – easy to manipulate|
|Fingerboard||African Ebony – elevated – nice!|
|Nut Width||51mm at the nut, 62 neck width at the 12th fret|
|String Spacings||42mm – 51mm – 61mm (1st – 12th- Bridge)|
|Neck Depths||21mm and 25mm at 1st fret and 9th fret|
|Overall length||38 3/4″|
|Body length||19 1/8″|
|Upper bout width||11 1/8″|
|Waist width||9 3/8″|
|Lower bout width||14 1/2″|
|Body depths||3 9/16″ Upper Bout & 3 5/8″ Lower Bout|
|Guitar Weight||4lbs & 4oz.|
|Action||3.7mm to 3.4mm Low E to High E (12th fret- unfretted)|
2022 Matt Rubendall Spruce Ziricote 640mm
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.
Please note that this is a smaller scale instrument measuring 640mm scale length, making it perfect for those player with a less than 9″ spread in their fingers. The guitar is so easy to play.
This guitar and it’s sister, listed separately, are both GFA Exhibit guitars, played in the luthier showcase.
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. Matt is a not so hidden gem of a builder in the NorthEast. He is becoming known to many high profile players, having a full schedule of commissions for the forseeable future. Deservedly so.
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. 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.
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 – Coming Soon! – I can tell you that this is an incredibly active, fun guitar to play. Perfectly setup, easy to play and drive. Just a lot of fun. Piercing if you wish, soft and mellow when you wish, and everything in between. Really, a phenomenal guitar.
My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.
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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.
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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