2009 - second half of the year.
Flamed maple - with the most outrageously beautiful figuring and colour. Wide centre strip of snakewood.
Design much influenced by Hermann Hauser and Antonio de Torres. Dense, old, bearclaw European spruce with Fritz's beautiful adaption of a Hauser-style rosette (containing rosewoods, yew, white maple and tulipwood) and matching double purflings
David Rodgers - Hauser-style tuners with brass, engraved side-plates and ebony buttons mounted on a rosewood-faced, Hauser-shaped head
52mm at the nut
As new, but pre-owned briefly. All shellac, traditionally french-polished.
This is one of those 'Oh my God' guitars ....what an outstanding instrument!
With stunning physical beauty, here is a guitar of the finest musical qualities. It has immense depth, strong middle and clear, projecting trebles. 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.
On first playing, this one has immediate impact because of its open response. On playing more, you continue to find impressive qualities, balance, flexibility, focus, weight of each note etc. Truly a modern masterpiece.
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