2004 Hermann Hauser III SP/CSAR


Year: 2004 Top: Spruce
Back & Sides: CSA Rosewood Scale Length: 645mm
Nut Width: 52mm Finish: French Polish
Country: Germany Condition: Excellent


ITEM: 04482


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 an extremely rare and collectible guitar from Hauser III, in near-mint condition. The materials chosen for its construction come from a limited stock of wood (the spruce top is about 70 years old, and the beautiful CSA rosewood has been aged for about 40 years). The guitar is a based on the body shape of a Hauser I guitar once owned by Miguel Llobet. Due to the age of the woods, the instrument already has an old-sounding, played-in tone. It has tremendous volume for its size and perfect balance across all registers. Workmanship and materials are outstanding. For the serious afficionado looking for a guitar with enormous collectibilty, sound, playability and physical beauty, this instrument has it all.

Orfeo article on Hauser III, Blochinger and Ober

Luthier Bio: Hermann Hauser

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