2014 - number 48. Hauser 1937 model.
East Indian rosewood; dark in colour and straight-grained, with Hauseresque back centre-strip and purfling of rosewood and maple. All shellac french-polished.
Body length:- 484 mm.
Top bout:- 276 mm wide & 90 mm deep.
Waist:- 233 mm.
Bottom bout:- 365 mm wide & 93 mm deep.
European spruce - a fine, silky, well quarter-sawn, 4-piece front (commonly done by Hauser, Torres and Romanillos in recent times) with a Hauser I replica rosette, rosewood bridge and Hauser-pattern purfling.
Nicolo Alessi with plain brass side-plates and ivoroid buttons, mounted on a rosewood-faced, Hauser-shaped head.
65cm with 19 frets on a cedar neck with ebony fingerboard.
50mm at the nut with 42.5mm string spacing.
New, pristine and all shellac french-polished.
Although making classical guitars full-time since only 2010, Marco Bortolozzo produces very accurate and precise instruments; mainly copies or inspirations from Antonio de Torres. Having started out with good woodworking skills and with much of his own research, Marco credits luthier Dario Pontiggia for an unusually rapid pace of gaining technical ability and understanding. There is no doubt that he really understands the connection between the construction design, assembly and musical quality of the finished instruments ... and the workmanship and polishing is excellent.
This is a reproduction of the Segovia Hauser of 1937, with final weight, resonance pitches etc., all very similar to the original. It is a very well-balanced instrument with pleasing depth and richness of bass, clear rounded treble and is really comfortable to play. Altogether a really impressive guitar at sensible price. Well recommended.
Marco Bortolozzo - Click here to find out more about this maker
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