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.
The two-piece top, made of spruce wood, is framed by brown and light purflings. The neck is screwed to the body and can be adjusted individually. The fingerboard has a zero fret and protrudes the sound hole. The original bridge was replaced at some point in the past by a modern bridge and some years later this bridge was again replaced by a copy of an original example. Overall condition is good, there are only some little marks and a little repair on the back near the heel. A lovely instrument.
|Luthier:||Hermann Hauser ® I|
|Top:||German spruce wood|
|Back and sides:||Maple|