A house favorite here, Germán Vazquez Rubio's guitars have captivated us for many years. His instruments are notable for their engaging voice, balancing warmth with power, quick response, and single-note clarity.
GVR's Estudio remains a remarkable value in a true concert-level classical. This guitar features a cedar top over a classic, straight-grained Palo Escrito (rosewood) back and sides, an uncommonly beautiful wood pairing. With a thin lacquer finish that feels more like French polish, the Estudio is a lightweight, dynamic guitar, quick in its response with a robust depth of tone. Dark wood binding and a multicolored rosette with matching purflings complete the very tasteful aesthetic. Includes hardshell case.
Hear the very talented Asmund Erickson demo the GVR Estudio, below, recorded through our preferred condenser microphone, the Samar TF-10.
- Western Red cedar soundboard
- Palo Escrito back and sides
- Spanish cedar neck
- Ebony fingerboard
- 650mm scale, 52mm nut width
- Hand thinned nitrocellulose lacquer finish
- Hauser-style tuning machines