Hermann Hauser I (ex Lopez Ramos)


Year: 1936 Top: Spruce
Back & Sides: CSA Rosewood Scale Length: 650 mm
Nut Width: 52 mm Finish: French Polish
Country: Germany Condition: Excellent
Case: Yes Exchange Policy: ExchangePlus


ITEM: 04975


This guitar was built one year before the famous Hauser of Segovia - which is now housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It was previously owned by Manuel Lopez Ramos, and was revered and coveted by Andres Segovia. Upon the death of Segovia in 1987, Lopez Ramos fitted a felt headband around the top of the headstock and to this day, it has not been removed once - a very charming detail. The condition of the guitar is completely original, including finish and tuning machines. The sound is out of this world (click on the sound sample we made here at GSI to hear it's majestic voice). It has perfect balance and the clarity of a piano, yet possesses a warm, almost dark, human voice-like quality. Beautiful and rare, this is certainly one of the most collectible guitars we have had at GSI, for its provenance, quality of sound and condition.

Marc Teicholz playing "Valseana" by Sergio Assad on this 1936 Hauser I