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1925 Hermann Hauser I SP/CSAR

  Specifications
Year
1925
Top
Spruce
Back & Sides
CSA Rosewood
Scale Length
658 mm
Nut width
52 mm
Finish
French Polish
Country
Germany
Condition
Excellent
Case
Yes
Exchange
ExchangePlus
Luthier
HERMANN HAUSER
  Background

Hermann Hauser Sr. (1882-1952) is best remembered for the remarkable instruments he built in the Spanish style after 1924. In that year, both Andrés Segovia and Miguel Llobet visited Hauser. Segovia was impressed by the quality of Hauser’s work and wrote his impressions, noting that he “immediately saw the potential of this great artisan if only his mastery might be turned to the construction of the guitar in the Spanish pattern, as immutably fixed by Torres and Ramirez as the violin had been fixed by Stradivarius and Guarnerius” (Segovia in Guitar Review 1954). Segovia encouraged Hauser to build instruments based on his 1912 Manuel Ramirez guitar (built by Santos Hernandez) after he examined and made measurements of this instrument. At this time Hauser also had the opportunity to examine Miguel Llobet’s famous 1859 Torres which would also become a decisive influence on the maturing “Hauser” style. After Torres, Hauser I guitars are the most studied, revered and desired of the great historical makers, and are coveted today by collectors, players and luthiers.

  Description

This particular guitar is a fine example of Hauser’s integration of the Spanish style into his own Germanic base. Sound is as one would expect – perfectly balanced with great clarity between voices. It is fitted with a “zero fret”...

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