This is an extremely rare and collectible guitar from Hauser III. The materials chosen for its construction come from a limited stock of aged wood. 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. It has one hairline crack on the soundboard which was meticulously repaired by Hauser III himself. For the serious aficionado looking for a guitar with enormous collectibilty, sound, playability and physical beauty, this instrument has it all.