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Matt Rubendall 2017 Spruce Quilted Maple


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

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Matt Rubendall 2017 Spruce Quilted Maple


ModelMatt Rubendall 2017 Spruce Quilted Maple
ConditionNew – Showroom Condition
Scale650 mm
FinishFrench Polished
TunersPremium Sloane Machines
CaseLuthier Grey HSC – A Bam Case is available for an additional cost

Tone Woods

TopSelect Euro Spruce – lattice braced all wood
Sides/BackLarge Quilted Maple – 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

Matt Rubendall 2017 Spruce Quilted Maple


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.

Within a minute of playing either guitar that Matt personally brought to me, accompanied by his gorgeous wife, Sarah, I knew I was holding a keeper.  His guitars, this one as well, have enormous power, coloration, depth and soul.

This particular guitar is very strong in the mids and lows, while the trebles dance along for the ride.  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.  As it is, you don’t need to do so, but you can if you wish.  The guitar comes with the tool required.

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.



MP3 Audio – 180408-rubendall-2017-spruce-maple – what a superb guitar!  Soft and intimate to a bit of in your face attitude, with everything in between.  And she’s a baby?  Matt is a great builder, no question.



Matt Rubendall 2017 Spruce Quilted Maple played by Hannah Murphy.  She plays a section of RDLA here



Premium Single Arch Top or 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 a 1 year warranty from the Luthier

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Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in