Rosewood. High quality with very beautiful colours and grain details; all french polished.
Very light in weight and so easy to handle.
Design much influenced by Hermann Hauser. European spruce with Fritz's beautiful adaption of a Hauser-style rosette (containing rosewoods, yew, white maple and tulipwood) and matching double purflings
Rodgers L243 with engraved brass sideplated and dark mother-of-pearl buttons
65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard
52mm at the nut with 42.5 mm string spacing.
1369 grams (excluding arm-rest)
Pre-owned but in extremely good condition - just one notable but small impression mark near the front waist purflings; a couple of tiny marks here and there on the body. All original french-polishing.
A clear plastic strip is on the underneath side for use with a suction-cup guitar support (could be removed)
A removable arm-rest was custom-ordered by the recent owner and is included in the sale. It is attached by strong magnets which themselves are not permanently attached internally
These are really outstanding and impressive Fritz Ober instruments. 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.
The treble is strong, evenly very rounded and impressive. The bass is very deep and resonant from the low body resonance near E flat yet this appears to take nothing from the fullness of the middle and treble resulting in a very 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 magnificent example of Hauser character that has the depth and strength required of a true concert guitar. This is a very reluctant sale by current owner who is housebuying.
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