2009 Christian Druery Guitars. “Ruru”. Guitar Database.

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2009 Christian Druery Guitars Ruru Guitar Database

Luthier Facts :
Name: Christian Druery
Location: New Zealand

Status?: Active
RIYL: Christian is one of the premier New Zealand luthiers.
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Christian Druery Museum Guitars
Ruru Kauri Acoustic guitar made for The Musical Instrument Museum
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  • Model: Ruru
  • Year: 2009
  • Top: Quartersawn Kauri 900 years old.
  • Top Bracing: X bracing style made from Cedar
  • Back and sides: 50,000 yr old Ancient Flamed Whitebait Kauri.
  • Back Bracing: Cedar
  • Neck: 5 piece neck, Quartersawn Kauri
  • Headplate: Flamed Whitebait Ancient Kauri with Koru Paua inlay
  • Purfling: B/W/B/W
  • Binding: Ancient Kauri with Kauri laminate.
  • Rosette: Ngutukura inlayed in Paua.
  • Fingerboard: Puriri (NZ Teak) with Paua Kowhaiwhai inlayed fretmarkers.
  • Bridge: Puriri with Kauri bridge pins paua dot.
  • Nut Width: 44mm
  • Tuners: Gotoh chrome
  • Scale: 650mm
  • Body Length: 514mm
  • Lower Bout: 410mm
  • Upper Bout: 302mm
  • Body Depth: Butt 105mm Heel 95mm

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    2009 Christian Druery Guitars Ruru Guitar Database

    Christian Druery wrote to us about this guitar: “This guitar was commissioned by the Global Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix Arizona,and made by New Zealand Luthier Christian Druery,the brief was to best represent New Zealands unique indigenous timbers and Maori cultural designs, in a more traditional form.

    The guitar will be a permanent exhibit in the Oceania section of the Museum which is due to open in April 2010.” Christian also had another guitar commissioned by the MIM.




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