2006 Hermann Hauser III "Segovia" SP/CSAR
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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.
Orfeo article on Hauser III, Blochinger and Ober
Photos taken by GSI during this guitar's construction
Luthier Bio: Hermann Hauser