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.
The back and sides of this replica of a 1937 guitar by one of the most renowned German guitar makers of the 20th century are made of Indian rosewood and the top is made of beautiful hazel spruce. It has the exact dimensions of the guitar exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Arts in New York and once played by Andres Segovia. The aesthetics of the woods alone are impressive, but the tonal qualities of this Schäfer guitar are also extremely intriguing. The first string, in particular, sounds wonderfully clear and present, with a long sustain and great sparkle. The basses have a warm and supportive tone, and the individual notes can be shaped superbly. The high-quality German tuners from Scheller fit perfectly to the overall look of this traditionally built guitar and provide a perfect and smooth tuning.
|Body and sides:||East Indian rosewood|
|Air resonance frequency:||F#|
|Case:||Hiscox Pro II|