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1969 Hermann Hauser II CD/CSAR (ex Pepe Romero)

Year 1969
Top Cedar
Back & Sides CSA Rosewood
Scale Length 655 mm
Nut width 51 mm
Finish French Polish
Country Germany
Luthier Hermann Hauser II

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This magnificent instrument was one of three "sister guitars" built by Hermann Hauser II in 1969 that were all built with the same woods. Pepe Romero would be the first and only owner of #852, and #851 was built for Andres Segovia. This guitar, #850 was also owned by Pepe Romero for many years. In an accompanying letter included with this instrument, Pepe writes of its history: "I first played this Hermann Hauser II guitar number 850 in January 1970 on the evening of my first visit to his home in Reisbach, Germany. I played three guitars at that time and I fell in love with all of them. Hermann Hauser II decided to sell me one, which was number 852. I concertized exclusively on this instrument and made some of my favorite recordings - amongst them "Opera Fantasy". Number 850 went to an artist and was played for many years. In the late 90s, he gave it back to Hermann Hauser III who knew I was looking for an instrument with a cedar top like my guitar number 852. He told me I had the opportunity to acquire number 850 which I immediately did. I have played 850 in many of my concerts and I still think that this particular guitar is one of the greatest ever built."

This guitar is an absolutely majestic instrument in every way. The materials used are stunning - the cedar top having been stored 10 years prior to the build and exquisite CSA rosewood for the back and sides coming from Hauser I's supply from the early 1930s.The sound is as amazing as its appearance - lush yet firm and bold, characteristics of the best guitars by this maker. It also has enormous power which is not typical for this maker. It is in incredible condition - no prior damage or repairs of any kind, with original finish and even original nut and saddle (which are famous for turning a sort of "mustard yellow" over time). All-in, including its incredible provenance, makes this in our opinion one of the greatest Hauser II's we've seen.

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