1989 Hermann Hauser III SP/CSAR


Year: 1989 Top: Spruce
Back & Sides: CSA Rosewood Finish: Lacquer
Country: Germany


ITEM: 03073


Hermann Hauser III has tirelessly built guitars that capture the sound and aesthetic of the "teutonic" style, as initially established by his grandfather, Hermann Hauser I and transmitted through his father, Hermann Hauser II. Although it is one of the most iconic (and copied) styles since its inception, it should be no surprise that the style has been most faithfully preserved by Hermann III - indeed he works in the same workshop as his father and grandfather, uses many of the same tools, and even uses woods that were acquired by both his paternal predecessors.

This is a very interesting Hauser III. Both internal and external evidence suggest that this may be a guitar started by Hauser II which was completed just after his death in 1988 by his son, Hermann Hauser III. The sound is very open, and balanced, much like a piano. The tone is typical of the best instruments from the Hauser dynasty, with a clear, bell-like quality that is instantly recognizable. One of the most elegant designs in the history of guitar making, this instrument is just as beautiful in appearance as in sound. Condition is near-mint, with no damage or repairs, only some very minor playing wear. This particular guitar was previously owned by Celin Romero who concertized on it several times throughout its life. A letter with this provenance will be including with the guitar. Highly desirable to both collector and performer alike.

Orfeo article on Hauser III, Blochinger and Ober

Luthier Bio: Hermann Hauser

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