2004 Paul Fischer "Premier Taut" SP/CSAR
|Back & Sides||CSA Rosewood|
|Scale Length||650 mm|
|Nut width||52 mm|
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One of Britain’s most respected builders, Paul Fischer has been making guitars in his own workshop since 1975. Prior to that, he studied first with harpsichord maker Robert Goble, and later built guitars in the famed David Rubio workshop in Oxfordshire, producing Rubio guitars with his initials "PF" stamped on the inside of the guitar, a practice well known from the Jose Ramirez shop prior to 1971.
This is the "Premier" version of his well-known and innovative "Taut" model, which features a unique internal lattice-bracing system that gives the guitar an added boost of volume and balance while retaining a lyrical and warm sound. Materials are top quality including a gorgeous set of fairly straight-grained, quarter-sawn CSA rosewood for the back and sides, framed with snakewood binding. Tuners are Rodgers with snakewood buttons. Playability is very smooth, with a very punchy responsiveness, resulting in great ease of right hand playing. The guitar has a plump, warm sound, with a very clear core to each note, and has great balance all the way from the lowest bass note to the highest treble. Condition is excellent with only a small amount of wear in the finish. These guitars have been played by numerous concert artists over the years including the Assads, Eduardo Fernandez and Jason Vieaux just to name a few.