Overview: German Vazquez Rubio (sometimes referred to as G.V. Rubio, German V. Rubio, German Rubio, and
German Vazquez) was born in Paracho, Mexico but has resided in the USA since the 1970s. For over twenty-five years Guitars
International has been honored to offer to its customers the beautiful
handcrafted classical and flamenco guitars of German Vazquez Rubio.
It was with his magnificent Hauser Model that Vazquez Rubio won First Place in the Concurso Nacional de Constructores y Ejecutantes de Guitarras 2000. Maestro Vazquez Rubio honored Guitars International by presenting this award winning guitar to us.
Guitars International with the professional help of our friend, concert and recording artist John Holmquist, first commissioned Vazquez Rubio to build his Hauser Model a number of years ago. It has since become his best selling guitar.
Inspired by Andres Segovia's revered 1937 Hauser I guitar now residing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the sound of these instruments is warm and focused, possessed of a flexibility and sheen, complexity and elegance, breadth of color and character, power and depth that is distinctly musical, distinctly beautiful: an outstanding traditional concert guitar recognized by numerous professionals still at a remarkable price.
Suffice it to say, this exceptionally talented maker builds from the heart. Vazquez Rubio Hauser Model guitars purchased from Guitars International have been the instruments of choice for international competition winners, John Holmquist
and Jason Vieaux
, both for their five Naxos recordings and in concert. The McClellan/Hanser Duo and Rod Stucky have also performed and recorded on Vazquez Rubio Hauser Model guitars purchased from Guitars International. (Learn more about this classical guitar maker
Old dark Ind. sides and back, aged European spruce soundboard, Spanish cedar neck, traditional green/black/brown feathered herringbone rosette, flamed maple bindings, French polish of shellac finish, Schaller machine heads (Rodgers precision tuning machines
- the finest in the world - an additional $600.00), 650mm string length, TKL 9100 double arched hardshell case.