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 Viennesse guitars by Hermann Hauser ® I are known to be instruments that are easy to play. In addition to that, they have a powerful sound and a long lasting resonance. The two-piece top is made of spruce wood and is framed by dark and light purflings, just like the soundhole as well. The two-piece back and the ribs are made of strongly flamed maple.The head is connected to the neck in the German style. The neck is screwed to the guitar’s body and is individually adjustable. The fingerboard has a zero fret and protrudes the soundhole.