David Rubio workshop - Paul Fischer.

  • Year:

    MCMLXXI = 1971. Labelled and signed David J Rubio and branded 'David J Rubio, Luthier' in the back centre strip - stamped PF on the underneath of the front and heel slipper.

  • Body:

    Beautiful blackwood, rosewood or pau ferro- with good quarter-sawn, straight grain - very stable and very beautiful. Single boxwood back centre-line and purflings.
    Body length:- 493 mm.
    Top bout:- 280 mm wide & 93 mm deep.
    Waist:- 241 mm & 94 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 367 mm wide & 96 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce of silky grain and even grain width with the famed vine-leaves rosette, slender rosewood bridge with bone-edged tie-block capping. Shellac french-polished.

  • Tuners:

    Fustero with synthetic m-o-p buttons. These are the originally-fitted tuning machines.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets an an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    53mm at the nut with 44mm string spacing

  • Weight:

    1554 grams

  • Condition:

    This is a one-owner guitar who bought it from David Rubio in the Duns Tew workshop - in really very good, well-cared-for condition, particularly noting it is a 44-year old instrument. It is in original condition; no repairs, no cracks, original finish, and really very light playing and handling marks. There are a few nail marks up on the front, treble-side, top bout and a rash of little marks in the polish only on the centre of the the back up on the top bout. Overall it is in extremely tidy condition for a guitar of this vintage.
    Including original Paxman case in good condition.

  • Comments:

    Apart from looking very good, it has a good feel and sound with a depth of voice from its air resonance of F# with a sweet, rounded treble that offers good sustain. Using timbers that were David's and absolutely to his design pattern, including the 'nodal bar' in the strutting, these guitars can be just as good as David's own ... and why not when to his design and with the skill of an artisan craftsman like Paul Fischer.
    This is surely one of the most pleasing Rubio workshop guitars; deeper in voice than some and in lovely condition - which makes it a special opportunity.

    David Rubio - Click here to find out more about this maker

  • Price:
    Sold June 2015
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