1989 Hermann Hauser III SP/CSAR
|Back & Sides||CSA Rosewood|
|Scale Length||645 mm|
|Nut width||52 mm|
|Finish||French Polish Top|
|Luthier||Hermann Hauser III|
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Features of the "teutonic" style are the extreme clarity and balance between voices, even sustain in all registers, and of course incomparable beauty of tone. The sound of this style of instrument has been most famously immortalized by Julian Bream in countless recordings, as well as by numerous other major players. Workmanship and materials on this particular guitar are outstanding. As always, materials are first-rate, with a tight-grained, quarter-sawn spruce top and high-grade CSA rosewood for back and sides. Top is French polished, back and sides are of nitro. The design is essentially the same as Segovia's 1937 Hauser I instrument so this guitar has the same timeless characteristics that have mesmerized players and audiences for nearly a century. Condition is near-mint, almost "like-new" with no damage or repairs and almost no playing wear.Orfeo article on Hauser III, Blochinger and Ober