Robert Ruck has worked with many designs, bracing patterns, and materials over the years. He has built solid top guitars of distinction and more recently composite top guitars of great power and beauty. Regardless of their design features, his concert instruments are prized worldwide for their warm traditional sound, quick response, and unusually easy playability.
To paraphrase one of our usually more reticent colleagues: "These are concert guitars for performers who wish to be heard in the next county without sacrificing artistic nuance, color palette or quality of sound." Robert Ruck's celebrated concert instruments have been performed and recorded on by numerous artists around the world - most notably, of course, by Manuel Barrueco. (Learn more
Back and sides to be determined; solid western red cedar soundboard; moderately elevated fingerboard with 20th first string fret; ebony headstock veneer; synthetic finish on the sides and back for optimum durability; French polish of shellac finish on the soundboard for optimum acoustic response; Rodgers precision tuning machine heads
with sterling silver side plates, cream colored rollers with bearing bushes, and kidney shaped ebony buttons; 650mm string length; 52mm nut width.