Born on the Isle of Man but brought up in the city of Oxford, it was here that he began his career under the tutelage of the renowned harpsichord maker Robert Goble, making instruments within the finest European tradition. Further study at the Oxford College of Art and Technology completed his training. Paul is rare in having this skill with different instruments but his love of the guitar led him to a chance meeting with the late David Rubio, at Duns Tew, Oxfordshire, a renowned place visited by Julian Bream and John Williams. As chief instrument maker and manager he remained with Rubio for a number of years. Success with his own instruments during this period under the Rubio label and stamped P.F (which can still be seen in use today), led him to establish his own studio in 1975. In 1983 he was awarded a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to extend his research into the forest of Brazil. Paul Fischer has served as an advisor to the crafts Panel for the Southern Arts Association, and also as a Technical Advisor and Panel Member of the Crafts Council of Great Britain. He still dedicates his life to making fine instruments with a panoramic view of the Cotswold Hills from his workbench. As the classical guitar has joined the mainstream in the second half of the 20th century, he has been one of the figures in the vanguard and at the cutting edge of the evolution of the modern concert guitar. His instruments have been featured in many publications including the best seller ‘The Complete Guitarist’ by Richard Chapman (Dorling Kindersley 1993), and ‘The Classical Guitar: A Complete History’ by John Morrish et al (Balafon 1997).
This 1980 Paul Fischer combines rarity, refinement, and power. With its 66 cm scale and 53 mm nut width, it is very comfortable to play for guitarists with somewhat bigger hands. This instrument has a remarkable patina and beautiful look. Three cracks were repaired on the Cites certified Brazilian rosewood back and typical hairline cracks on each side of the fingerboard. The original Rodgers tuners are still perfectly working and give this guitar a precious and elegant flair.
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|Back and sides:||Brazilian rosewood (CITES certified)|
|Air body frequency:||G#|