Hermann Hauser I is one of the greatest guitar-maker of classical guitar’s history. Acknowledged by A. Segovia, J. Bream and many more pioneers of the guitar, he established himself as one of the most successful, talented and sought-after luthiers of all time.
Hermann Hauser I ‘s way to build guitars greatly evolved throughout the 1920s. Strongly influenced by Miguel Llobet’s Antonio de Torres and Andrés Segovia’s Manuel Ramirez/Santos Hernandez, he progressively let the traditional Bavarian Tierce-guitars, Viennese models, etc. aside in order to focus on the construction of Spanish guitars. Not only did he succeed to adapt his craft to this new concept, but he overtook his predecessors. Improving his instrument’s sound qualities and giving them a unique pure personality, he eventually built the guitar that would be played and recorded for more than 20 years by Andrés Segovia, who called the instrument “the greatest guitar of our epoch”.
This guitar was built in 1921, it is a rare romantic model with a Patented top (D.R.P. Nr.339867). This guitar is in great condition. It is wearing its original Landstorfer tuning machines, has immaculate back and sides and a few well repaired cracks on the top. This guitar sounds marvellously good and has a crystal-clear tone. The transparency and clearness in the harmonies are striking. This guitar has an adjustable neck and is perfectly setup. It is very easy to play, especially for the left hand, what is a great quality for an instrument of this age.
|Luthier:||Hermann Hauser I|
|Back and sides:||Maple|