For almost five years now, HANIKA has offered a model in each of its quality classes that is built exclusively from domestic woods (partly thermo-modified). In contrast to tropical woods, domestic woods have the advantage of short transport routes, better utilisation of the raw material and come almost exclusively from certified forests. That is why Hanika has built a test batch of the very popular model “Hanika Natural-PF” with six different neck variations – made of thermo spruce, thermo maple, thermo alder, thermo birch, thermo cherry and, as before, cedro. Everything else, especially the neck reinforcement and the fingerboard, is identical to the standard model. This guitar has a thermo cherry neck.
At HANIKA craftsmanship is understood as custom work and sound as art. A guitar from the famous Baiersdorf manufacture is a symbol of quality and craftsmanship tradition. Since 1953 it has been the basis for the success story of the company, combined with trend-setting innovations. Master plucked instrument maker Armin Hanika took over the company from his father in 1993 and has been building classical guitars of outstanding quality ever since.
Back and sides of this guitar are made of high quality East Indian rosewood and the top is made of excellent spruce. Rosewood is considered one of the most universal tone woods for guitars, along with the thin spruce top the Natural PF gets a very good attack with full sound and a separated sharp sound. Response and sustain in of this guitar are perfectly balanced, what makes it the perfect instrument for many different type of players. Special feature of this guitar is the HANIKA “NATURAL” surface. This very thin varnish/wax sealing makes the surface more resistant to typical playing loads and yet the thin sealing creates a particularly open and transparent sound.
This Hanika is made of fine massive tone woods and features a thin top with an asymmetrical 5-fan-bracing. The golden mechanics with ebony knobs, the hardwood reinforced thermo cherry neck, the fretboard made of African blackwood and the 3-layer rosewood-maple-rosewood headstock underline the high quality of the Natural PF. Comes with a Hanika Hiscox Pro II case.
The photos of this guitar are general product images that may differ from the actual instrument.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Case:||Hiscox Pro II|