1946/1990 Hermann Hauser I/III SP/CSAR


Year: 1946/1990 Top: Spruce
Back & Sides: CSA Rosewood Scale Length: 650 mm
Nut Width: 52 mm Finish: French Polish
Country: Germany Condition: Excellent


ITEM: 05604


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 instrument has a complex history. It was made for Celedonio Romero by Hermann Hauser III using a soundboard of his grandfather's (dating from 1946). Simply put, this guitar sounds like a new Hermann Hauser I. Basses are deep and firm, and it has the balance of a piano, all the way up to the highest note on the fretboard, with brilliant, singing trebles. The superb German spruce top is about 100 years old and has a deep amber color, but otherwise appears new. We believe this to be a unique Hauser III guitar in that it has been constructed with a top of his grandfather. This is undeniably one of the most collectible contemporary Hauser guitars in existence. An original letter by Hauser III, stating provenance and details of the materials, is included with the guitar.

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Luthier Bio: Hermann Hauser

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