Mr. Ruck personal comments:
Ed, this is my #21 guitar, it was made for Bill Pope in 1970. I last heard from Bill some years ago and he was living in Pompano Beach according to a telephone message he left me. Indeed it is a Flamenco Blanca in the style of the great Spanish makers Barbero, Domingo Esteso and Santos Hernandez whose work I was quite familiar with. I did live in Miami where I built guitars up to 1973. I wish you well and much enjoyment of this wonderful guitar. Robert Ruck 08/01/2014
The 1970 Robert Ruck Flamenco Blanca is in GREAT good condition. It has a very responsive spruce board, perfect straight fingerboard, and neck, warm and balanced sound with strong fundamental tone. The guitar is very light and low action with an impeccable neck profile. The pliability of the instrument is just superb. The 1970 Ruck has been lightly restored by Luthier Jorge de Sofia. Two hair-lines on the top were repaired and the saddle has been rerouted with six additional holes for better string angle and tone strength. The guitar has been kept in ideal temperature in its original case and humidity conditions for the last 30 years. The 1970 Robert Ruck Flamenco Blanca comes with its original hardshell case. For more images or information please inquire. The buyer pays shipping costs. Suggested to Guitar Collectors, and Vintage Guitar lovers.