Spruce vs Cedar (Richard Howell)

Richard Howell is an Australian luthier who has been making guitars since the 70’s. This post is about two of his guitars that I have in stock; two 1992 concert classical guitars for $6,950 each. Richard Howell comes from quite a musical background (his father was an accomplished violinist & concert master) and he began … Continue reading

David Rubio Classical Guitars

“Well-made guitars must improve. They don’t have instant tone, only instant potential.” David Rubio, Luthier David Rubio (1934 – 2000) originally planned a career in medicine but became fascinated with flamenco music.  He took lessons from Pepe Martinez (1923-1985), the flamenco maestro from Seville, and became interested in guitar making; observing the luthiers at work. … Continue reading