Guitar Sales

Guitar Sales

One of the crucial points of learning to play is having the correct size instrument. Unfortunately finding one in a regular music store is difficult at best, requiring a long wait for special orders, or impossible because their suppliers just don't have instruments in the special dimensions that children require. You should let me size your child before you purchase an instrument.

After size the next item of importance is tone quality, sustain, balance and color. These qualities are difficult to attain in smaller instruments unless they are designed properly from the beginning; very few guitar makers enter this realm of guitar building. Fortunately one does!

Soundboard Studios is very proud to offer fine imported Spanish guitars by Ruben Flores and Almansa. They have taken on the commitment of designing scaled instruments for children that produce the musical qualities previously mentioned and very fine playability.

Additionally, they carry a full range of fine guitars in three primary categories of student, conservatory and concert. Within these categories there are several offerings of various prices to choose from.

While the studios primary interest is teaching, we will handle pre-paid orders for instruments for students at attractive discounts. I am also interested in helping guitar majors in (the) universities near Fayetteville to acquire a fine quality conservatory or concert instrument.

Visit the website of rubenflores.com and follow the links until you find what interest you, then call me to see how much I can save you on your purchase.

Almansa Guitar

Since 1989 the Almansa guitar has been built in the Spanish City of Almansa. Situated in the province of Castile-La-Mancha, Almansa has had a turbulent history. Now in more peaceful times it's dominated by the guitar makers of Almansa and Alhambra classical guitars.

Pedigree

Despite the fact that the company has only been in existance since 1989, the founders brought skills and techniques acquired from time spent in the workshops of other makers such as Rodriguez.

Like many of today's Spanish makers, Almansa combine these traditional skills with modern production methods where appropriate. It's this ability to combine old methods with new that's enabled Spanish guitar makers to compete in the lower and mid price ranges as well as the professional end of the market.

I think it's wonderful that these relatively small classical guitar manufacturers have continued to prosper alongside the big multi-nationals.

The Spanish Heel Has Nothing To Do With Shoes

The traditional methods brought to Almansa in 1989 are evident in all the guitars they make, from the least expensive to top of the range professional guitars.

Never mind the Cuban heels of the male flamenco dancers, the most important heel of all is the Spanish Heel.

The Spanish Heel is a traditional construction method that is at the heart of every Almansa classical guitar.

The neck of the guitar is notched at the heel to join the sides. The body is then constructed around the side assembly and the neck. This results in a very strong neck and body construction. The advantage of this method is that the guitar has a greater than normal neck angle which allows for a lower action and greater stability.

Ruben Flores Classical Guitars
650mm scale | 52mm nut | See Dimensions

100 mahogany b/s, rosewood fingerboard, solid cedar top
300 mahogany b/s, rosewood fingerboard, solid cedar top
400 rosewood b/s, ebony fingerboard, solid cedar top
500 rosewood b/s, ebony fingerboard, solid cedar top
600 rosewood b/s, ebony fingerboard, solid cedar top
700 solid rosewood b/s, ebony fingerboard, solid cedar top
900 solid rosewood b/s, ebony fingerboard, solid cedar top
910 solid rosewood b/s, ebony fingerboard, solid cedar top
PROFESSIONAL solid rosewood b/s, ebony fingerboard, solid cedar top
Machine Heads: 100 & 300 silverplated, 400 thru Professional goldplated
SPRUCE TOP, add net for models: 400; 500-700; 900-910

Requinto 544mm scale, 50mm nut, Available in models 100, 300, 400, 500

Cadete 580mm scale, 48mm nut. Available in models 100, 300, 400, 500

Senorita 636mm scale, 50mm nut. Available in models 100, 300, 400, 500, 700. 900, Professional

Please See Dimensions

Ruben Flores Flamenco Guitars
650mm scale | 52mm nut | clear pickguards | solid spruce top | See Dimensions.
Machine Heads: 300 silverplated, 600 thru Professional goldplated

300 sycamore b/s, rosewood fingerboard
600 sycamore b/s, ebony fingerboard
700 solid cypress b/s, ebony fingerboard
900 solid cypress or rosewood b/s, ebony fingerboard
PROFESSIONAL solid cypress or rosewood b/s, ebony fingerboard

Ruben Flores Classical Cutaway Guitars
650mm scale, 50 or 52mm nut, solid cedar top, Fishman Pro Blend Pickup System | See Dimensions

Models 300 | 500 regular body | 500 thin body | 600 | 900

Ruben Flores Flamenco Cutaway Guitars
650mm scale | 50mm nut | clear pickguards |solid spruce top | Fishman Pro Blend Pickup System | ebony fingerboard | machine heads | See Dimensions

Models 700 in regular and thin body

Hardshell Cases. . . . . standard, cadete, requintos: inquire

Prices and specifications subject to change without prior notice.

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