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.
It is truly inspiring playing on a guitar that soon turns 100 years old. The sound is very charming with that kind of old vintage Hauser ® I timbre that we all think is so delicate and gorgeous. 3 added basses makes the instrument lush in overtones and it also adds some richness to the overall capacity. Our master luthier has restored the Kontra guitar to its former glory, it now plays easily without any issues. Glassy trebles with surprisingly long sustain paired with basses where sky is the limit. When holding the guitar in the lap it is very thin and comfortable.
|Luthier:||Hermann Hauser ® I|
|Body and sides:||Maple|
|Air resonance frequency:||C|