Gerhard Oldiges of Marburg

  • Year:

    2015 - 'La Enebrina'. Labelled, named, signed and dated by the maker.

  • Body:

    East Indian Rosewood of very straight-grained quality with beautifully-matched back & sides with Hauseresque purflings and bindings. Beautiful, high quality timber and all french-polished.
    Body length:- 482 mm.
    Top bout:- 281 mm wide & 94 mm deep.
    Waist:- 237 mm
    Bottom bout:- 368 mm wide & 94 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European spruce - another spectacular quality bearclaw top completely covered in haselfichte marbling; strikingly similar to the spruce on some Hauser I's. With attractive Hauser style rosette with matching purflings. Rosewood bridge with white
    mother-of pearl capping to the tie-block.

  • Tuners:

    Waverly - Irving Sloane with engraved brass side-plates and ebony buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    51mm at the nut with 42.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1615 grams

  • Condition:

    New. All shellac french-polished.

  • 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, deep and magical; 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.
    This is another very fine example and extends immense promise with the extraordinary quality of the spruce top. The bass is deep and focussed, as they commonly are, with a pure, sweet and singing treble; obviously still very new but with great potential.

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  • Price:
    Sold May 2015. Please enquire for the next available new one.
    + 44 (0) 1732 453 523 Contact via Email

"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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