1913 Hermann Hauser


seven string guitar
Make: Hermann Hauser
Model: seven string guitar
Model Year: 1913
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Maple
Scale: 592mm
Nut: 52mm
Finish: French Polish
Tuners: German
Country: Germany
Condition: Used - Excellent 

 

1913 Hermann Hauser

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1913 Hermann Hauser

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seven string guitar
Make: Hermann Hauser
Model: seven string guitar
Model Year: 1913
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Maple
Scale: 592mm
Nut: 52mm
Finish: French Polish
Tuners: German
Country: Germany
Condition: Used - Excellent 

 

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Although Hermann Hauser Sr. (1882-1952) is widely known for his guitars in the Spanish tradition, which he began to make with Segovia's encouragement after meeting him in 1924,  Hauser had been building guitars, lutes, and other related instruments in the German tradition since 1900. While Hauser's early work does not yet command the astronomic prices of his latter instruments, I consider these instruments to be good investments as only limited numbers survive. This unusual and rare seven-string guitar is a fine example of his early work. It has been recently restored and has several repaired well repaired crack on the top. Although the instrument has beenre-polished, and the restorer went to great lengths to match the color of the original French polish. The restoration also included also required a small patch in the lower bout near the endpin. Three tiny holes were filled to replace a trapeze tailpiece which had been installed at some point in the past, a new bridge was fashioned, and one brace was replaced. The result is a great playable instrument , and one that both players and collectors may covet.