Paul Fischer

Paul Fischer started his musical instrument making career in 1956 as an apprentice with the highly respected harpsichord maker Robert Goble. During his six years in these workshops he studied the making of harpsichords, spinets, clavichords and octavinas and was a student at the Oxford College of Technology, Art & Commerce.

After military service, his return to civilian life coincided with the move to Oxfordshire of the guitar and lute maker David Rubio. Thus began an association which lasted ten years, for six of which Paul Fischer was manager of the Rubio workshops. During this period, his research and interest led to a wider experience of fretted instruments, vihuelas, citterns, lutes, theorbos and pandoras, as well as early guitars. When he became an independent maker, the decision was made to concentrate all his efforts and energies on the guitar.

Having already established a considerable reputation while manager in the Rubio workshop, Paul Fischer made an easy transition into independent status and has continued to build on his wealth of experience, having now achieved a worldwide reputation and clientele.