Gerhard Oldiges of Marburg

  • Year:

    2015 November - 'La Serenidad'. 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 superb, well quartered top, full of silky medullary figuring and believed to be from the Bohemian forest where Hauser I is believed to have sourced much of his spruce. With attractive Hauser style rosette with matching purflings. Rosewood bridge with white mother-of pearl capping to the tie-block.

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers with engraved brass side-plates and dark mother-of-pearl buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52mm 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 between E & F. 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 a 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, but with a notably strong treble; obviously still very new but with huge potential.

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  • Price:
    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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