Hermann Hauser I is regarded as one of the greatest guitar-maker of the classical guitar 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 predecessor. 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 fantastic 1921 guitar is a wonderful example of Hermann Hauser I’s excellence in Viennese guitar making. It is in very good condition and very attractive for collectors as well as for active players. No cracks are to be reported and only small playing marks are visible on the body. It only shows a little repair on the binding between sides and back. Hermann Hauser’s official stamp is visible on the inside of the top, the back and the heel.
The playability of this guitar is just incredible. The neck is nice and thin, and the setup is very good, so that the playability is just superb. The power and clarity of the trebles are impressive, and the basses are very responsive. It is a guitar with a very open sound, and a gem for a passionate guitarist as well as for an enthusiast collector.
|Luthier:||Hermann Hauser I|
|Back and sides:||Maple|
|Air resonance frequency:||C|