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 1928 guitar is a wonderful example of Hermann Hauser ® I’s excellence in Viennese guitar making. It is in great condition and very attractive for collectors as well as for active players. A hand full of very well repaired cracks are to be reported and small playing marks are visible. Back and sides are free of crack and display a gorgeous, flamed maple.
This superb romantic guitar has a big voice. The clarity of sound, impressive power, and transparency in the phrasing make it a truly charismatic and fascinating instrument. Whether for a collector, studio recording, concerts on period instruments, or simply to play at home, this charming and complex instrument will captivate the musician.
|Luthier:||Hermann Hauser ®|
|Body and sides:||Maple|
|Air resonance frequency:||C#|