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.
We believe Hermann Hauser III guitars to be more like a Hauser I than any other maker in the world. We have compared these guitars in blind tests with Hauser I and Hauser II instruments and found them remarkably similar. They have excellent clarity, sustain, separation and beauty of tone. Workmanship and materials are outstanding - this aged top features very beautiful bearclaw figure and the rosewood on the back and sides has very striking and dramatic patterns, making it a feast for the eye. The design is essentially the same since the Segovia guitar of Hauser I in 1937. Julian Bream once said these guitars have an "aristocratic" tone. We believe that is an apt description.
Please note that Hauser III completes construction of his guitars well after the label is created and attached to the back. There is often a difference of a year or more between what is written on the label and the time at which the guitar is finally completed and delivered from Germany.