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 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|