This is my desert island guitar. The tone is simply magnificent. I've had it for 23 years. It has lived most of it's life in a humidified hard shell case. I take it out on Sundays and play sitting on the couch. Ours is a smoke/pet free home. I've had it for 20 years or so, I've tried to represent everything I can about the guitar- string height at nut/bridge, tiny scuff marks, etc. 

It plays effortlessly. So why sell? Arthritis is making it very difficult for me to sit and play. I am getting rid of all my gear that is heavy and difficult to use while standing/(and sometimes sitting) - pure and simple. I never thought I'd be here, but I will adapt, improvise (non-musically), and overcome. I'd like this to go to someone who can really appreciate it for the magnificent piece of engineering and art that it is. (A new one will set you back $8000)

SPECS
  • Year of Construction 2001
  • Scale Length (mm): 650
  • Nut Width (mm): 52
  • Top: Cedar
  • Bracing (fan/lattice/other): fan
  • Back/Sides: Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard/Bridge: Ebony
  • Tuners: Gotoh Lyre
  • Finish: French Polish
  • Strings: Saravez High Tension (She LOVES high tension strings)
  • Case: Hardshell
  • Has a removable press on soundboard guide which I've never removed.
  • A very refined and balanced sound
  • Condition: It has one owie by the bridge when a string snapped and hit the French polish. It has minor scratches and swirls from being played, but is in fabulous condition.
  • Trial period/Returns: No (Please make sure you want it before you pull the trigger)
Kenny Hill describes it: 
"The essential new elements are disarmingly simple. First, the soundboard fan is modified. It's still a fan, but every other fan bar is wide—about 24mm, and very thin, kind of a lamination. Second, there are two holes drilled (or rather sawn) in the sides in the upper shoulders, one on either side of the heel.

These holes are around 30mm, though experiments with various sizes and combinations produce good results. Overall there are many other details of specs—the plantilla, the materials, the arches in the top and back, the neck angle, etc.—but these two noticeable features make a very big difference in the sound, making the guitar louder and at the same time very rich and sensitive, giving not just more raw power, but a beauty of sound as well" 

Here's the full article he wrote about it on his website. 


It took me years to find this guitar - you can save yourself the trouble, because this is the one! 

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Listed8 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • Master's Series Ruck Model
Finish
  • Cedar
Categories
Year
  • 2001
Made In
  • United States

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