Cordoba Guitars Master Series Limited Edition "Hauser"
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Cordoba has chosen to honor four master luthiers whose work has shaped the history of the nylon string guitar over the past 150 years, inspiring generations of guitar builders. Each Master Series model is a replica of an iconic guitar representing significant moments in the careers of Antonio de Torres, Hermann Hauser I, Miguel Rodriguez, Domingo Esteso and Manuel Reyes. Handmade with premium materials in Cordoba's California workshop, they have partnered with Kenny Hill to examine the original guitars, poring over nuances and specifications to get inside the mind of each maker. The Master Series allows today’s players to get their hands on a slice of guitar history at a fraction of the cost.
This is the "Hauser" model, based on the iconic instrument built in 1937 by Hermann Hauser Sr, famously played by Andres Segovia for decades and now housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This 1937 Hauser is one of the most admired guitars by luthiers, players and audiences in history, and this reproduction by Cordoba is done faithfully according to drawings that Kenny Hill has studied extensively and integrated into its design and production. The remarkable qualities of the sound are its perfect balance, crystal-like clarity between voices, bell-like trebles and sturdy basses. The guitar is very easy to play with a very comfortable neck shape and easy (but buzz resistant) action. This "Limited Edition" version uses very dramatic African rosewood with contrasting light/dark features for the back and sides and has a thin nitro finish. Overall a great guitar in and of itself and a successful tribute to one of the great classics of history.