In the normal course of events of buying and selling guitars, we occasionally come across some that are rare and so special that we wish to keep them for some time. This is therefore our small, permanent collection of instruments that are not currently for sale. We have some early ideas about having some CD recordings made using these instruments and perhaps arranging some recitals featuring them.

Hermann Hauser II of Reisbach / Vils - Germany

  • Year:

    1959 - No. 660. Signed and numbered underneath the spruce front.

  • Body:

    Indian rosewood with the well-recognised green purflings with their butt-joints to back and sides. The back & sides have a well book-matched set with straight grain-lines (save for a knot shadow up towards the heel).
    Body length:- 483 mm.
    Top bout:- 283 mm wide & 93 mm deep.
    Waist:- 238 mm & 96 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 367 mm wide & 98 mm deep.

  • Front:

    Bavarian spruce - with a gorgeous rosette, a slim-line, dark rosewood bridge and the double, green purflings. Finished in nitro varnish.

  • Tuners:

    Original Lansdorfers with engraved sideplates and the characteristic orange roller and button colour.

  • Scale:

    646mm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    50 mm at the nut with 43.5mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1412 grams

  • Condition:

    The condition is very good for a 60 year-old guitar. It is in original condition, with no repairs or cracks and has been played extensively by two professionals throughout its life. The bridge saddle is the original with the same orange colour as the nut and tuner buttons. The body has nitro-varnish finish; as did many at that time. There is crazing on the back. The front varnish has a fair amount of playing and handling wear; maybe inviting some polish refreshment.

  • Comments:

    Here is one of my favourite instrument makes and from preferred period - a super guitar that seems to have everything without weaknesses. The air resonance is between F and F#; similar to so many of the best Hausers including the 1937 Segovia Hauser. So it has impressive depth and preserves very well the bottom octave of the bass notes. The middle and treble just sing with un-nerving sustain. Another remarkable Hauser II guitar in which players do not find weak notes. It responds wonderfully to being played softly yet at the same time, if you play something more harsh and aggressive, it responds well to that too. It is another lovely guitar to play with a sound world that is so lyrical and full of magic that is really inspires the player.

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