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.
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|