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 guitar top constructions 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. The encounter of those masters of their discipline and pioneers around the turn of the century can be seen as an important milestone in the history of guitars.
This is a very rare lute that was made in 1913 by Hauser ® I. The top of this lute is made of spruce and the back is made of maple. Overall condition is good, there are only some little marks on the top and two well repaired cracks below the brdige. The original case is included.
|Luthier:||Hermann Hauser ® I|
|Top:||German spruce wood|
|Back and sides:||Maple|