MMXXXIII = 1983 number 417 - (1982 written on back bar)
Premium quality, dark, south american rosewood - near straight-grained sides and a back with very attractive spots like bird's eyes. Double-lined purflings throughout.
European bearclaw spruce of lovely ambered colour; rope-effect purflings. Rosette in black and reds framed with rope edgings. Rosewood bridge with matching tie-block decoration.
David Rodgers - with hand-engraved sideplates and white mother-of-pearl buttons
65cm with 19 frets on ebony fingerboard
51mm at the nut
Showing minor marks only, this guitar is in lovely condition - with no cracks or repairs and appears to be the original french-polished finish.
Really looks lovely.
This is a fan-strutted guitar very much in detail as Paul Fischer made so well for David Rubio in the 1970's. The body shape, external dimensions and layout of bars and struts appears to be the same or very similar - hence it has the same feel and sound-world as many of the David Rubio workshop guitars and those Paul continued to produce and develop under his own label.
It has very nicely-balanced sound with a rounded treble, good middle and warm bass with body resonance around G. If you like vintage guitars with traditional sound, with premium materials, premium tuners and in lovely condition, this is such a good example that project sound very well.
Paul Fischer - Click here to find out more about this maker