This, in every way, is the top-of-the-line model built by G.V. Rubio.
It is built with only his finest, most precious materials, it features his unique and sophisticated bracing pattern, and it shows off his most delicate, refined craftsmanship in the carving, inlay and finish work. His choice of materials include a premium European spruce top from his personal reserve stock, a high-grade set of Indian rosewood for the back and sides, a mahogany neck with V-joint design, an African ebony fingerboard with hidden cocobolo reinforcement.
Sound produced by this instrument is likewise superb, with a rich, velvety texture to each note. It is also extremely responsive and loose, with plenty of volume for any concert setting.
This particular “Custom Elite” by German is also fitted with a 20th fret as well as raised fingerboard, both of which are perfect for playing repertoire that requires a high ‘C’ natural and for comfortable playability in the upper registers. Overall, this is a beautiful-sounding and intricately made concert instrument – truly Rubio at his absolute finest!