Hermann Hauser ® II was born in 1911 and from 1930 worked in the same workshop as his father Hermann Hauser ® I. He took over the management of the workshop in 1952 and ran the company until 1983. He is one of the most important violin makers of the 21st century. Julian Bream, one of the most popular guitarists of the last century, played a guitar built by Hermann Hauser ® II in 1957.
Hermann Hauser ® II is worldwide known for his classical guitars that were played by famous guitarists like Julian Bream and Andrés Segovia. But Hauser ® II has also built some very special guitars for his customers. This rare tierce Stauffer model is one of these special guitars. There are existing only two guitars of this type worldwide, that were built by the famous luthier.
This superb 1976 Hermann Hauser ® II is an extremely well-preserved example of the German master’s finest guitars. Very few playing marks are to be noticed, and only a small crack under the bridge is visible. The latter has been very well repaired and is perfectly stable. This Hauser ® has a splendid rosette with red and green colours, and the varnish is entirely original.
This guitar is more than just a collector’s item, it is also a real concert instrument. Indeed, it is in perfect playing condition and sounds with remarkable elegance. The trebles sound clear and round, with a generous volume. Its balanced and distinct voice is typical of Hermann Hauser ®’s guitars, and the depth of its timbre is an infinite source of inspiration for the guitarist.
|Luthier:||Hermann Hauser ® II|
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Air resonance frequency:||G|