Gerhard Oldiges of Marburg

  • Year:

    2008. Named 'La Trucha'. Labelled, signed, named and dated by the maker.

  • Body:

    Indian Rosewood. Beautiful high quality wood with lovely colour and characterful grain pattern. All the purfling has design and layout as the Hauser original pattern.
    Body length:- 483 mm.
    Top bout:- 281 mm wide & 88 mm deep.
    Waist:- 236 mm & 90 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 368 mm wide & 88 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    Superb, European bearclaw spruce with grain character so similar to the Hausers of the 1930's and 1940's. With Hauser I rosette design from 1947 and the double line purflings much in the Hauser layout.

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers with engraved brass side-plates, white rollers and mother-of-pearl buttons - mounted on a rosewood-faced head.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on the ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    51.2 mm at the nut with 43 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1450 grams

  • Condition:

    The guitar is in original condition and is free or repairs or cracks.
    The front has some playing marks and end-of-nail impressions. There is a rash of string-changing marks below the bridge.
    The back and sides are in excellent condition.
    There is an area of thumbnail marks to the back of the neck in the 2nd fret position.
    Much of the above could be addressed with polish work.

  • Comments:

    These superb Oldiges guitars sound and feel very much in the Hauser I character but with new vitality. Gerhard Oldiges has had extensive access to research and analyse fine examples of 1930's & 1940's Hauser I guitars on which these are very closely reproduced. The sound captures the essence of Hauser I guitars with low body air frequency; commonly F to F# and sometimes down to E, making them very deep and resonant. The basses are rich, magical and the treble sweet and singing. The balance is also very good with plenty of power and volume. If you want a Hauser guitar without paying a fortune, faithful to the sound, feel and appearance of the 1930's and 40's originals, you will struggle to find better than these handsome Gerhard Oldiges guitars. Many makers make a Hauser copy or replica guitar; sometimes like physical clones - but few sound like these.
    We sold this guitar when new in 2008. Now that it has been played a lot, the sound is so open, free and hugely impressive.

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  • Price:
    Sold June 2020
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"I would love to go through the process of buying a good guitar from Miles at KGCL because he really knows his stuff. But actually, I make them and so enjoy seeing my guitars amongst such a very fine selection of extremely good instruments. I feel very honoured that they are presented at Kent Guitar Classics."

Gerhard Oldiges | Maker of fine classical guitars in the Hauser style.

+ 44 (0) 1732 453 523

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