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Sold - SKU: GUCLHAU-08071 - Hermann Hauser II

1960 Hermann Hauser II SP/CSAR

Year 1960
Top Spruce
Back & Sides CSA Rosewood
Scale Length 645 mm
Nut width 51 mm
Finish French Polish
Country Germany
Condition Excellent
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Description

An exquisite instrument from Hermann Hauser II, who is considered to be one of the greatest makers of the twentieth century. Playability is easy, due to the slender and very comfortable neck shape. It is also a very powerful for a Hauser II of this period, with excellent projection. The fundamental tones are very clear and bell-like with almost perfect separation. Basses are very strong, steady and precise. Overall, the instrument is like a loud and balanced piano, but with the lyrical charm and sweetness of a great, warm and loose Hauser I. The old, aged top has a deep, honey/amber quality in the patina with plenty of silk. The guitar is in excellent condition, with two (nearly invisible) cracks at the extreme edge of the lower bout (treble) side that were repaired (and refinished) by Hermann Hauser III. Of interest, the guitar has the traditional Hauser bracing pattern but with a few additional braces following a 1921 patent of Hauser I. This very instrument (#676) was featured in the Orfeo publication "34 Guitars In Life Size" (see photo below) due to it being a classic example of a superb Hauser II. The Hauser dynasty, now spanning 5 generations, have produced instruments played by countless concert artists including Andres Segovia, Julian Bream, the Romeros and many others. This is a great sounding, looking, and playing Hauser II, and a dream for either collector or performer.

Description

An exquisite instrument from Hermann Hauser II, who is considered to be one of the greatest makers of the twentieth century. Playability is easy, due to the slender and very comfortable neck shape. It is also a very powerful for a Hauser II of this period, with excellent projection. The fundamental tones are very clear and bell-like with almost perfect separation. Basses are very strong, steady and precise. Overall, the instrument is like a loud and balanced piano, but with the lyrical charm and sweetness of a great, warm and loose Hauser I. The old, aged top has a deep, honey/amber quality in the patina with plenty of silk. The guitar is in excellent condition, with two (nearly invisible) cracks at the extreme edge of the lower bout (treble) side that were repaired (and refinished) by Hermann Hauser III. Of interest, the guitar has the traditional Hauser bracing pattern but with a few additional braces following a 1921 patent of Hauser I. This very instrument (#676) was featured in the Orfeo publication "34 Guitars In Life Size" (see photo below) due to it being a classic example of a superb Hauser II. The Hauser dynasty, now spanning 5 generations, have produced instruments played by countless concert artists including Andres Segovia, Julian Bream, the Romeros and many others. This is a great sounding, looking, and playing Hauser II, and a dream for either collector or performer.

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