South American Rosewood - with very beautiful figuring and contrasting colour shades from very dark to pale and with a slim run of the sapwood along the back centre-strip.
All shellac french-polished.
Design much influenced by Hermann Hauser and Torres.
Canadian cedar with Fritz's beautiful adaption of a Hauser-style rosette (containing rosewoods, yew, white maple and tulipwood) and matching double purflings
Reichl - Lansdorfer pattern with black rollers and black buttons, mounted on a head faced with rosewood.
65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard
52mm at the nut
In very attractive, original, well-cared-for condition, without any repair or cracks and with very few marks. This is a beautiful and strikingly handsome instrument.
The guitars of Fritz Ober are always really beautiful and impressive. Although never copying one specific instrument, Fritz Ober's guitars are very much in the style of Hermann Hauser I but also with some deeper bass resonance of Torres guitars in mind. The plantilla / soundboard shape is very Hauseresque with some reference also to those of Manuel Ramirez and Antonio de Torres.
With air resonance around F, this guitar has deep, rich bass but with a strong and clear treble presenting an overall impressively balanced guitar that is a joy to play. For those many players appreciating the rich and beautiful tones of the traditionally-built classical guitar, here is a fine example that has the richness of sound expected from cedar, a clear and sustaining treble and overall strength required of a true concert guitar.
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