Hermann Hauser I, son of Josef Hauser was destined to do great things and working along side Andrés Segovia when he made one the most famous classical concert guitars of the previous century. This son of a luthier and zither maker was born in 1882 and graduated from the State School for Violin Making in Mittenwald around 1900. When his father Josef lost an Arm in a Car accident, he had to sell his workshop to Mr. Steigenberger. And according to the sales contract Herman should continue his work there for 5 or 6 years. The same Mr. Steigenberger also purchased Mr. Braun's workshop and so the new workshop was called 'Braun und Hauser'. Hermann being the counterpoint of the Braun & Hauser workshop, the workshop seems to have disappear from the surface after Hermann left the shop.
This classical guitar is what became later known to be Hermann Hauser's 'Munich Model'. A very small guitar, but tonally complex and balanced, with a strong bass response and truly very good separation. Hermann Hauser always crafted guitars with the genius of a true artist, and so is this small guitar. The back, sides, and neck are of maple. The top is likely German spruce. It comes with a rosewood fingerboard, ebonized headstock and neck, ebony bridge, Rosewood binding and 6 ply top binding, 600mm(23.62") scale length, 45mm(1 3/4") width at the nut, 318mm Width at the Lower bout, 78mm depth at the end-pin. Original tuners.
Condition: Except for two repaired cracks, this guitar is in excellent condition. Of course it gathered some wear and tear over the years, but it's a very fine specimen of German Guitar makers history and a rare chance to find one, Herman Hauser made some 900 guitars in his life, and from a historical view this is a most interesting guitar. Comes with case.
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