Gerhard Oldiges of Marburg

  • Year:

    May 2009. Made closely in the style of Hauser I

  • Body:

    South american swartzia, rosewood or machaerium. Beautiful high quality wood; all french-polished.

  • Front:

    European bearclaw spruce which has taken on a lovely amber colour since new. Hauser I rosette from 1938 and the double green line purflings

  • Tuners:

    Waverly-Sloane tuners with ivoroid button mounted on a Hauser-shaped head.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    51.5mm at the nut

  • Weight:

    1543 grams

  • Condition:

    In very good, original condition. There is some rather minor playing marks and one short, natural grainline crack in the bottom centre of the back - there since it was new, harmless and stable ... just typical of how the more exotic-grained wood behaves.
    Please note - the mp3 sound sample is of a very similar one - to be replaced very soon.

  • 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 around F# with very deep and resonant bass. Since new, this guitar has been regularly played and has developed an impressive sweet, mature, rich sound. 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 one was always one of the best we have had and has opened and matured beautifully in its three years.

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  • Price:
    Sold February 2013. Please enquire for other guitars from this maker coming soon.
    + 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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