1914 Hermann Hauser Sr


Make: Hermann Hauser Sr
Model: 18th Century Model Classical Guitar
Model Year: 1914
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Maple
Scale: 645mm
Nut: 48mm
Finish: French Polish
Tuners: Brass
Country: Germany
Condition: Used - Excellent
Location: Tucson

1914 Hermann Hauser Sr

1914Hauser-ftx.jpg
1914Hauser-bk.jpg
1914Hauser-ft.jpg
1914Hauser-hd.jpg
1914Hauser-rs.jpg
1914Hauser-ftx.jpg
1914Hauser-bk.jpg
1914Hauser-ft.jpg
1914Hauser-hd.jpg
1914Hauser-rs.jpg

1914 Hermann Hauser Sr

11,500.00

Make: Hermann Hauser Sr
Model: 18th Century Model Classical Guitar
Model Year: 1914
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Maple
Scale: 645mm
Nut: 48mm
Finish: French Polish
Tuners: Brass
Country: Germany
Condition: Used - Excellent
Location: Tucson

Add To Cart

Because this classical guitar is not typical of those I had seen made by Hermann Hauser prior to 1925, I wrote to Hermann Hauser III and asked him about it. He responded that he has two like this one in his collection from 1917 and 1918. This guitar, according to Hermann Hauser III, was one of several inspired by 17th and 18th century French guitars that his grandfather built for Prof. Heinrich Scherrer, "a famous lute and guitar player (the king of the lute and guitar in Munich in the period from 1900 to 1920)." The back, sides, and neck are of European flamed maple. The top is of German spruce. Like all the instruments, Hauser Sr. made for Prof. Scherrer the top was not varnished, but left nearly natural. The fingerboard is scalloped and has a zero fret, and metal frets to 9th fret, with ivory used for the upper frets. Its string length is 645mm, 48mm nut, the body is 478mm, and the overall length is 965mm. The label reads "Herm. Hauser Lautenmacher in Munichen Bayerstr. 33, A.D. 1914. The maker's stamp are visible on the back, neck block, and top, and the underside of the top is signed by Hauser and dated 10/VII/1914. The bridge does not seem to be original. The tone is typically Hauser: balanced, refined, clear yet slightly dark, concentrated lively trebles. The basses are resonant. Although the guitar has good volume, it is not as loud as his Spanish guitars.