Late 2010 - number 404
Indian rosewood - sombre, straight-grained and beautifully framed by the Hauser pattern purflings and centre decoration.
Mahogony neck with vee-joint head connection.
Swiss spruce with distinct bearclaw throughout the top and with grain character typical as is often found on Hauser I instruments. Elegant-shaped rosewood bridge. Fine detail, 1937 Hauser pattern rosette and sage-coloured double purflings.
Nicolo Alessi with creamy ivoroid buttons mounted on the rosewood-faced head
52mm at the nut.
Virtually as new - On very close inspection, a small number of nicks in the polish from initial playing.
All shellac french polished.
Well, this is something really special - A first time replica of a Hermann Hauser I made by Christopher Dean ... and a very successful one too.
By comparison with a Dean standard concert guitar, this is lighter in weight, deeper in air resonance and has a tone range that is a little different. The bass is profound, the centre is strong and the first string has a full, sweet and singing quality. It is already lovely to play and is sure to develop into a guitar of rare qualities.
Christopher Dean - Click here to find out more about this maker
"Having known Miles for many years now I can say with some authority that dealing with him is a pleasure, due largely to my secure feeling that he, like me, has a genuine love of his subject. Over the years I have always been eager to hear feedback from both Miles, and his customers, and this has helped me greatly to bolster my own passion for the guitar and to refine my work ."
Christopher Dean | Classical Guitar Maker
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