Gerhard Oldiges of Marburg

  • Year:

    2017 - 'La Giralda'. Labelled, named, signed and dated by the maker.

  • Body:

    African blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) - beautiful, straight-grained, quarter-sawn timber, very dark in colour with Hauseresque back centre-strip, purflings and rosewood bindings. The sides are lined with mahogony.
    Body length:- 482 mm.
    Top bout:- 281 mm wide & 92 mm deep.
    Waist:- 237 mm & 94 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 368 mm wide & 94 mm deep.
    All beautiful, high quality timber and all french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a spectacular, well quartered top, full of haselfichte / bearclaw figuring. With a really beautiful Hauser style rosette with matching purflings. Slim rosewood bridge with bone-edged capping to the tie-block. In some years with the natural effect of UV light, this front will amber and look magnificent.

  • Tuners:

    Schaller Grandtune with plain, satin gold, Hauser-shaped side-plates, black rollers and snakewood buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 44 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1687 grams

  • Condition:

    New and very handsome.

  • 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. The basses are rich, deep and magical; the treble sweet and singing. 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 although a little heavier with the african blackwood, the sound character is the same as the rosewood ones - with immense clarity in the trebles and extends great promise with the extraordinary quality of the spruce top. With F# air resonance, the bass is deep and focused, as they commonly are, but with an exceptionally clear and tone-flexible treble; obviously still very new but with huge potential.

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  • Price:
    Euros 9000 including Hiscox case. Please note that all UK & European sales of new instruments are subject to the addition of VAT to the listed price.
    + 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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