Hermann Hauser ® I as a German luthier, holds a leading position among luthiers worldwide. He took over the instrument workshop of his father while Josef Hauser ® was still managing the music publishing house. Hermann Hauser ® I specialised in making lutes and guitars but also remained true to the construction of zithers. In the context of the Guitaristic Movement in Bavaria, Hermann Hauser ® I built a large number of different guitars; in particular the Vienna models and the Munich models in all kinds of forms, but all in absolute perfection. The Terz, Prim and the very rare Quintbass guitars of Hermann Hauser ® I are of highest quality. Even today, the sound of those instruments is still unsurpassed. Based on his special virtuosity, Hermann Hauser ® I developed technical, patented innovations in the area of construction of the guitar’s tops and body-neck connections. The Spanish virtuosi Miguel Llobet and Andres Segovia became attentive to Hermann Hauser ® I’s art of making guitars at the beginning of the 20th century.
This guitar that was made for a customer of Hermann Hauser ® I that requested a very special decoration of the bridge that reminds to the ones that the Italian guitar maker Gennaro Fabricatore used for his guitars. The guitar is in incredible condition – no cracks, no repairs, completely original. There are only some signs on the back. The two-piece top consists of spruce wood and is framed by brown and light purflings. The top is signed from the inside by Hermann Hauser ® in the region of the fretboard. The head is connected with the neck by a German neck spine and is screwed to the body. The fingerboard has a zero fret and protrudes the sound hole. By Landstorfer/Reischl are highly decorated and they are of course also in excellent condition.
|Luthier:||Hermann Hauser ® I|
|Top:||German spruce wood|
|Back and ribs:||Maple|
|Scale:||ca. 615 mm|