Carl Hermann Schäfer started making guitars in 1966. He did his apprenticeship under the guidance of master guitar maker Ernest Köröskeny and later studied under master guitar maker Dieter Hopf. After having worked in Hopf’s workshop from 1971 to 1994, he opened his own in Oberneisen and moved to Niederbrechen, Germany, five years later.
We already had several replicas of Hermann Hauser guitars in our assortment, but this one stands out in many ways. The original instrument is a guitar built in 1947 by Hermann Hauser I, with one detail modified. Back and sides of this reproduced guitar are made of maple. The aesthetics of the woods and lutherie in general are fascinating. Every detail was made with great care, especially the fine rosette and the purfling. German machine heads made by Scheller ensure a perfect and smooth tuning. Furthermore, this guitar is in excellent condition with only a few small traces of playing on the top.
Some professional guitarists have taken the opportunity to play this excellent replica here with us and they were all fascinated by the sound character and the quality of this Carl Hermann Schäfer guitar. It has amazingly deep basses and an impressive sustain. The trebles sound delicate and crystal clear. Its easy playability combined with distinctive tonal and aesthetic qualities make this guitar a very desirable instrument.
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