Fritz Ober of Munich

  • Year:

    2016 - May. Labelled, signed and dated by the maker.

  • Body:

    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.

  • Front:

    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.

  • Tuners:

    Rogers L111 pattern tuning machines with engraved brass side-plates and ebony buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    51 mm at the nut with 41.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1422 grams

  • Condition:


  • Comments:

    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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  • Price:
    Sold May 2016.
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