Brian Cohen of Peaslake, Surrey

  • Year:

    1993. Labelled, signed and dated by the maker.

  • Body:

    Beautiful, straight-grained rosewood with Hauser-style back centre-strip and purfling. All shellac french-polished. The inside of the guitar is lightly polished.

  • Front:

    European bear-claw / haselfichte spruce, now with a lovely ambered colour. Very attractive, geometric rosette, slim rosewood bridge with bone-edged tie-block.

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers with engraved brass, Hauser-style side-plates and ebony kidney buttons; an expensive, premium quality set.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    51mm with 43 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1460 grams

  • Condition:

    In extremely good, seemingly original condition with absolutely minimal playing or handling marks. Four very short surface shakes in the rosewood of the sides; two on each side, have had some adhesive; perhaps unnecessarily, added externally as a precaution.

  • Comments:

    This is a most successful reproduction of a Hermann Hauser guitar, allegedly made for Julian Bream. It is very handsome with superb quality timbers, high class tuning machines and with a noble sound to match; lovely to play and lovely to look at. Brian Cohen is well-known for high class classical guitars and enjoyed a fruitful friendship with Julian Bream in the 90's.
    For those players appreciating traditional-style instruments, particularly in hommage to Hauser, this is a very fine example.

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  • Price:
    Sold December 2014
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