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Matt Rubendall Classical Guitar 2015 Modern Romantic Spruce Maple PreOwned
Matt Rubendall Classical Guitar 2015 Modern Romantic Spruce Maple PreOwned

Matt Rubendall Classical Guitar 2015 Modern Romantic Spruce Maple PreOwned


Double sides and back adding stiffness and support to a guitar designed to be driven. She is super pretty as well.  Nice!

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Matt Rubendall Classical Guitar 2015 Modern Romantic Spruce Maple


Model Matt Rubendall Classical Guitar 2015 Modern Romantic Spruce Maple
Condition Pre-Owned – honest playing wear..see description below
Scale 640 mm
Finish French Polished
Tuners Premium Sloane Machines – very elegant looking
Case Humicase Metro Premium HSC – A Bam Case is available for an additional cost as are other premium cases that I carry.

Tone Woods

Top Select German Spruce
Sides/Back Flamed Maple – Double Sides and Back – solid – gorgeous! see below
Neck Honduran Mahogany
Bridge Ebony – Art Deco style – nice touch
Head Plate Walnut
Fingerboard African Ebony – elevated
Binding Wenge
Purflings Wenge


Nut Width 48mm at nut, 58mm at the 12th fret
String Spacings 41mm – 50mm – 58mm (1st – 12th- Bridge)
Neck Depths 21mm and 25mm at 1st fret and 9th fret
Overall length 39 3/8″
Body length 19 5/16″
Upper bout 10 1/2″
Lower bout 13 1/2″
Body depths 3 1/2″ Upper Bout & 3 3/4″ Lower Bout

Matt Rubendall Classical Guitar 2015 Modern Romantic Spruce 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 guitar…huh…marvelous.  First thing, she’s beautiful.  The Spruce, the rosette, the purflings and bindings, the headstock, the bridge (Art Deco, really nice touch) and then the incredible Maple he used.  Her scale is 640mm, modeled after a French Romantic guitar that a client asked Matt to repair.  Inspired by the simplicity and elegance of the guitar, Matt put a modern spin on the build, using the plantilla and the basic concept behind the guitar.  Double sides and back, elevated fingerboard, giving us a unique playing experience on this instrument, facilitating higher positions, in a sound that is consistent with the era, yet powerful in her voice and projection.  Ease of play allows for hours of effortless music in a supremely elegant guitar that will inspire you to be better.   I love this guitar.

The sides and back are double walled, formed and glued together, adding a distinct stiffness to the overall structure.  The interior woods used are Douglas Fir for the internal back, and Honduran Mahogany for the internal sides, again, giving a distinct stiffness to the overall body, demanding that her voice pushes directly and confidently.

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.  A real pleasure, and those of you looking for a parlor type guitar, that old school French Romantic body with a wholly modern twist, coupled with ease of play and musicality oozing out of her, then this is a guitar that needs your attention.  Playing Sor and other 19th Century composers on a guitar such as this will be mind-opening for you.

Matt’s workmanship and attention to detail is superb.  This is an excellent concert classical guitar in every regard.

Condition is pre-owned, various nail marks in and around the top.  All smallish and in no way structural.  The guitar was owned for less than a year, but is too small for the client.  A perfect guitar for the original Romantic and early classical guitar period type music, by a player looking for a smaller bodied but big voiced instrument.



MP3 Audio – 160115-matt-rubendall-2015-romantic – Authentic is the best word I could use.  Modern details, modern build, old world sound and feel.  Awesome!



MP3 Audio for Video File – 180305-Rubendall 2015 Modern Romantic – Sor Op.35 No.17 in D Minor – appropriate for the guitar, giving the flavor of the old style instruments from the 1800’s-  Video update to follow



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. Rich



This classical guitar carries a 1 year warranty from the Luthier

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: [email protected]

Additional information

Weight 22 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in