1977 Hermann Hauser II SP/IN


Year: 1977 Top: Spruce
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood Scale Length: 650 mm
Nut Width: 52 mm Finish: French Polish Top
Country: Germany Condition: Excellent


ITEM: 04829A


This is a fantastic Hauser II, built in 1977. We believe his guitars of this period to be a synthesis of his sturdier/stiffer designs of the 60’s combined with the sleeker, more slender body shape of Hauser I. This style is very distinctly “Hauser II”, and many of his best guitars were built at this time. This example is in pristine condition, with no cracks or repairs, and very little playing wear. The aesthetics are gorgeous – the old, aged top has a deep, honey/amber quality in the patina. A look inside the guitar is also very impressive – super-clean craftsmanship, signature on the underside of the top, bent lower harmonic bar, 7 tall but thinly sculpted fan braces, with the middle 5 being “open” over a very thin bridge plate. It’s an extremely elegant design internally, almost as beautiful as the exterior. Playability is easy, due to the slender and very comfortable neck shape. It is also one of the more powerful Hauser II guitars we’ve seen, with excellent projection. The fundamental tones are very clear and bell-like with excellent separation. Basses are very strong, steady and precise. Overall, the instrument is like a loud and perfectly balanced piano, but with the lyrical charm and sweetness of a great, warm and loose Hauser I. 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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