Instrument Details

1971 David Rubio Concert Classical, Brazilian Rosewood/Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Rubio Guitars
Product Year
1971
Model
Concert Classical
Serial #
n/a
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1216
Condition
Has play wear on body and neck from regular professional use. Two top cracks, one back crack, all stabilized.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Cedar - Spanish
Neck Profile
U
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
French Polish
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Gold
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one, ask about options
Body Length
19.5 in
Upper Bout
10.875 in
Lower Bout
14.375 in
Body Depth Heel
3.625 in
Body Depth Tail
3.875 in
Scale Length
25.6 in
Scale Length (mm)
650 mm
Nut Width
2.06 in
Nut Width (mm)
52 mm
String Spacing
2.375 in
String Spacing (mm)
60 mm
Neck Depth First Fret
0.775 in
Neck Depth Seventh Fret
0.915 in
Weight
3 lb. 11 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Humicase
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Description

It’s such a pleasure to have a Concert Classical that’s been played on stage and resonating in the hearts of many an audience since 1971. This David Rubio, originally commissioned by Mike Caruso who has owned it all along, is a prime example of the special alchemy that occurs when a guitar is played in extensively: it is wide, wide awake. Excellent clarity and power across the range, with a crispness in the top end that projects very smoothly. Side dots are a visual creature comfort to aid in lefthand orienteering to boot! The body is classic Spruce over Brazilian Rosewood and weighs in under four pounds. 650mm scale and 52mm nut on a somewhat slender neck profile. This beauty has the marks of a professionally played and maintained instrument, and is in great working shape for its next owner.


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David Rubio is highly regarded, and this early period is especially interesting. Just a fabulous instrument full of history and wonder.
 
A proven powerhouse for the stage from the venerable David Rubio and owned by Mike Caruso since its inception in 1971.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.6 in
NUT WIDTH 2.06 in
STRING SPACING 2.375 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

It’s such a pleasure to have a Concert Classical that’s been played on stage and resonating in the hearts of many an audience since 1971. This David Rubio, originally commissioned by Mike Caruso who has owned it all along, is a prime example of the special alchemy that occurs when a guitar is played in extensively: it is wide, wide awake.
 

David Rubio is highly regarded, and this early period is especially interesting. Just a fabulous instrument full of history and wonder.
 
A proven powerhouse for the stage from the venerable David Rubio and owned by Mike Caruso since its inception in 1971.
 
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