2016 - May. Labelled, signed and dated by the maker.
Brazilian rosewood (with CITES certification and re-export permit) - an attractive, dark back and very straight-grained sides; beautiful old timber. With Hauseresque purfling and slim, rosewood bindings.
Design much influenced by Hermann Hauser.
Body length:- 483mm.
Top bout:- 277 mm wide & 90 mm deep.
Waist:- 232 mm & 94 mm deep.
Bottom bout:- 364 mm wide & 93 mm deep.
All shellac french-polished.
European spruce with Fritz's beautiful adaption of a Hauser-style rosette (containing rosewoods, yew, white maple and tulipwood) and matching double purflings. Rosewood bridge with decorative tie-block capping.
Rogers L111 pattern tuning machines with engraved brass side-plates and ebony buttons.
65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.
51 mm at the nut with 41.5 mm string spacing.
These Fritz Ober instruments are 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. This guitar has outstanding clarity, balance and impressive sustain; particularly for a new guitar. The bass is deep and resonant from the air resonance around F# and the treble is open and singing. For those many players appreciating the rich and beautiful tones of the traditionally-built classical guitar, here is a magnificent example that has the depth and strength required of a true concert guitar.
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