Hermann Hauser II of Reisbach / Vils - Germany

  • Year:

    1959 - No. 661. Signed and dated 22-12-59 underneath the spruce front.

  • Body:

    South American rosewood with the well-recognised green purflings with their butt-joints to back and sides. The body has a well book matched set with attractive curving grain lines to the back and more straight lines to the sides.
    Top bout:- 280 mm wide & 93 mm deep.
    Waist:- 236 mm
    Bottom bout:- 365 mm wide & 97 mm deep.
    This is the same size as 1958 no.635 and a little larger than guitar 1958 no.632.

  • Front:

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

  • Tuners:

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

  • Scale:

    646mm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    50 mm at the nut with 43.5mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1382 grams

  • Condition:

    The condition is excellent for a 54 year-old guitar. It is in original condition, with no repairs or cracks, save for a 8 cm long, tight crack in the end of the fingerboard ebony. 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 are some very minor crazing, crackling lines in the finish, which being more resistant than shellac, has probably helped preserve the condition. The original owner has looked after this instrument magnificently having very modest playing wear.

  • 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. With strong similarity to 635, 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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  • Price:
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