was one of the best contemporary builders of Torres/Hauser style guitars in recent years. The workmanship, choice of materials, and quality of sound in these instruments are not just outstanding but nearly unmatched and attention to detail is astounding. Playability is excellent. The sound is clear, focused and powerful.
This gorgeous instrument is in great condition with no cracks or repairs - only some finish work to give the guitar a refreshed look - likely to remove wear. The looseness, transparency, balance, and inner chordal harmony make this guitar sound much more like an instrument that has been aging for 50-60 years. As with Ober's guitars the sound is quite complex, with a harmonically-rich texture that gives it a very intriguing, mysterious quality. Overall, a top-level concert and recording instrument for the discriminating performer.
Orfeo article on Hauser III, Blochinger and Ober
Luthier Bio: Fritz Ober