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 1928 Llobet model is in very good condition. It has only three very well repaired and stable cracks on the top. The guitar is entirely original, it was not refinished and the original Landstorfer tuning machines are still perfectly working. Some signs of use can be seen on the back, where the guitar was in contact with the player’s body. Sound wise, this guitar is a cathedral. It has a unique tone and a sophisticated timbre, with a sustain that seems to be almost limitless. The crystal-clear trebles are harmonically rich and combine beautifully with the clean and inviting basses. This breath-taking instrument is a real gem.
|Luthier:||Hermann Hauser I|
|Back and sides:||Rosewood|