Hermann Hauser III "Max Amberger"

Details

Year: 2007 Top: Cedar
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood Scale Length: 652 mm
Nut Width: 51 mm Finish: Lacquer
Country: Germany Condition: Excellent
Case: Yes Exchange Policy: ExchangePlus

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ITEM: 06722
AVAILABILITY: In Stock
Retail: $15,000
Sale: $9,000.00

Background

From the Russell Cleveland collection.

Description

19th century instrument builder Max Amberger constructed the first concert zither in 1862 and received various international awards and medals. The "Max Amberger" company was bought by Hermann Hauser I in 1921, and still to this day, Amberger zithers are manufactured by the Hauser company. This instrument - a "cutaway - classic - jazz" guitar was built under the "Amberger" name. It features a cutaway, and the neck attaches to the body at the 14th fret, resulting in a bridge positioned closer to the soundhole, giving the guitar more of a Selmer/Maccaferri look dimensionally and proportionally although the Hauser "Manuel Ramirez" head and dotted bridge betray its true origin. It plays and sounds fantastic - although a cedar it is quite bright and while not sounding like a steel-string guitar, it does boast more brilliance in the trebles than a typical Hauser model. Very few of these were made, and this one is in practically mint condition. A rare, unique and simply fun guitar from Hauser III.