2021 German Vazquez Rubio "Hauser" SP/CO
|Back & Sides||Cocobolo|
|Scale Length||650 mm|
|Nut width||52 mm|
|Luthier||German Vazquez Rubio|
This guitar takes as its inspiration (largely for structural details) the iconic 1937 Hauser I that was immortalized in the hands of Andres Segovia over several decades of concertizing and recording - the original is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. German's Hauser model is perhaps his best well-known, it has been recorded by both John Holmquist and Jason Vieaux for their five Naxos recordings, and won German First Place in the Concurso Nacional de Constructores y Ejecutantes de Guitarras in 2000. The sound quality, craftsmanship and playability of this guitar easily live up to its reputation with ease. Materials are first class including a gorgeous set of Cocobolo for the back and sides with a tasteful maple center strip. Bold, clear, balanced, this guitar records and concertizes beautifully. An absolutely stunning instrument all around from this very respected maker. Although a used guitar, it is in excellent condition with barely any signs of prior use.