“I am bowled over by the surprisingly good volume and fullness of sound from this small guitar)” L.C.
These are the best-sounding smaller-sized guitars available today and at very reasonable prices. And it is not just our opinion – these guitars have been winning the prestigious and authoritative European Guitar Teachers’ Association award annually since 2013.
“Thrilled” Anne, Ireland, (CM63)
There are a range of sizes for children, teenagers and adult players with smaller hands –
- “Quarter-size” 470mm scale – 43mm neck width at nut (Sometimes referred to as “Eighth size” – please always check the scale lengths when comparing!)
- “Half-size” 530mm scale – 48mm neck width at nut. Overall length 852mm; body length 395mm.
- “Three-quarter size” 590mm scale – 49mm neck width at nut
- “7/8 size” 630mm scale – 51mm neck width at nut
All models feature –
- Solid Canadian cedar soundboard.
- Mahogany back and sides.
- Rosewood bridge with double-hole tie block (not on CM47 model).
- Bone saddle and nut.
- Special short-scale Savarez strings.
- Maple bindings.
- Matte open-pore finish.
- Toona Calantas Mahogany neck.
- Gold plated machine heads with black buttons.
All but the smallest have a 12 hole tieblock bridge to improve break angle and tone.
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet have endorsed these short-scale Rubi models:
“We find them to be exceptionally well-constructed and intelligently designed instruments for young players. We like the playability, the sound, and the responsiveness of these hand-crafted guitars.”