1965 - no. 762. Signed and dated 7-1-65 underneath the spruce front.
Back and sides of Brazilian rosewood. The timber of the sides is of very fine quality; dark and quarter-sawn with straight grain. The back is unexceptional but dark, uniform and stable.
Appears to be all shellac french-polished.
Top bout:- 282 mm wide & 92 mm deep.
Waist:- 238 mm
Bottom bout:- 367 mm wide & 97 mm deep.
This is a little larger than both the 1958 guitars, numbered 632 and 635.
Bavarian haselfichte spruce ... non-bookmatched (or not obviously so) with a lovely rosette, black rosewood bridge and the double, green purflings.
Original Lansdorfers with engraved sideplates and white mother-of-pearl buttons.
51 mm at the nut
In exceptional condition, particularly given that it has been played professionally for more than 20 years.
No repairs, no cracks, original frets, original polish and only very minor playing marks.
A little larger and heavier than the late 1950's Hauser II's, this is another lovely instrument. With an air resonance nearer to G, this instrument has such clarity, refinement and a lovely balance combined with rounded, natural and traditional tone colours that grace any repertoire.
Hermann Hauser II - Click here to find out more about this maker