Hermann Hauser II was born in 1911 and worked along with his father Hermann Hauser I in the same workshop from 1930. He took over the administration of the workshop in 1952 and led the company until 1983. He is one of the most important luthiers of the 21st century. Julian Bream, one of the most popular guitarists of the last century, played a guitar which was built by Hermann Hauser II in 1957.
It’s no secret that we are huge fans of Hermann Hauser II’s guitars. His instruments are light weight, perfectly balanced with and have an outermost elegant tone. This guitar built in 1961 is particularly sublime with its original crackled varnish and its beautiful vintage look. Free of cracks, this Hauser II is in superb condition. Only a small part of the purfling on the lower bout of the top had to be restored since it was missing. Besides, this instrument is absolutely perfect, and ready to be played.
Its sound is of an unspeakable charm, with an effortless and smooth playing comfort. Pure delicate tone and well-rounded trebles reward the sensitive player. Balanced overtones complement the very lyrical first string to give an expressive and truly sophisticated guitar. This striking instrument is an absolute rarity and above all a true masterpiece.
|Luthier:||Hermann Hauser II|
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Air resonance frequency:||F#|