Fritz Ober was born in Rosenheim in 1955 and learned to play the guitar at an early age. He built his first instruments in the 70’s based on guitar building books. Later he trained with the instrument maker Helmut Buchsteiner and initially focussed on the construction of lutes. According to his own statements, the skills he acquired were decisive for his current approach to guitar making, which was inspired above all by old masters such as Antonio de Torres and Hermann Hauser I. His workshop is located in Munich, not far from where Hermann Hauser I used to build his guitars.
The timeless design of this elegant A. de Torres inspired model sums up perfectly the qualities of the Spanish classical guitar at its best. Fluid lines and slightly smaller body-size are this model’s signature. This guitar has an exceptional set of CITES-certified Brazilian rosewood as well as the finest engraved Scheller tuners. Moreover, this light-weighted instrument has a beautiful low E body air-resonance frequency. Such a deep voice instantly carries away the guitarist in a sound dimension that one usually almost only finds with century old original instruments.
This guitar’s sound is graceful, subtle and magnificent. After having enjoyed the unique charm of the first string and the colossal deepness of the basses, the guitarist will be surprised by the sensitivity and sustain of the middle voices. Moreover, an ingenious balance and effortless playability make this guitar truly admirable as an ideal concert instrument.
|Back and sides:||Brazilian rosewood (Cites certified)|
|Nut:||52 mm||Weight:||1440 grams||Air resonance frequency:||E|