Hermann Hauser II of Reisbach / Vils - Germany

  • Year:

    1962 - no. 720. Signed and dated 31-1-1962 underneath the spruce front.

  • Body:

    Back and sides of rosewood or other hardwood - seemingly quarter-sawn and straight-grained. With the green purfling and layout details, characteristic of the maker and period.
    Body length:- 484 mm.
    Top bout:- 282 mm wide & 92 mm deep.
    Waist:- 238 mm & 97 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 365 mm wide & 97 mm deep.
    All nitro-varnished as normal for the maker at the time.

  • Front:

    Bavarian haselfichte spruce with extensive medullary rays over the whole front and a lovely rosette, rosewood bridge and the normal double, green purflings.

  • Tuners:

    Original Lansdorfer / Reichl tuners with engraved sideplates and white mother-of-pearl buttons.

  • Scale:

    646 mm (plus compensation) with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    52 mm at the nut with 43 mm string spacing

  • Weight:

    1570 grams

  • Condition:

    The condition is very good. Apart from a short glued crack to the front of the bridge, there are no other repairs or cracks. The original nitro varnish is in evidence throughout though there is possibly some very light shellac addition on the front. The bridge saddle, nut and machine tuner rollers are the same 'orangey' colour characteristic of the maker at the time. There is the usual crazing / crackling lines visible in the front, which being more resistant than shellac, has probably helped preserve the condition. As is common with these instruments, the centre of the front has dipped.

  • Comments:

    A little larger and heavier than the late 1950's Hauser II's, this is another lovely instrument to play. With an air resonance around F#, this instrument has such clarity, warmth, refinement and a lovely balance combined with rounded, natural and traditional tone colours that grace any repertoire.
    Increasingly hard to find these days, these instruments are both lovely and investment potential.

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  • Price:
    Sold July 2015
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