This guitar comes from Max Amberger and was manufactured in 1913. Max Amberger himself had lived from 1838 until 1889 and was a Munich instrument maker. His company, which was founded around 1860, concentrated mainly on the construction of violins, guitars and zithers. After his death, the son Henry Amberger took charge of his father’s company and later, when the son died as well, H. Amberger’s widow continued to operate the business. In the year 1921 the company was taken over by Hermann Hauser I.
The top of this splendid guitar by Amberger is made of German spruce wood and is framed by light and dark veneers. The bridge has at its ends depict flowers made of mother of pearl. The two-piece back and the ribs are made of flamed maple. The head is connected with the neck with a mortise joint and both consist most probably of fruit wood.