1928 Hermann Hauser I "Llobet" SP/CSAR
|Back & Sides||CSA Rosewood|
|Scale Length||645 mm|
|Nut width||51 mm|
|Luthier||Hermann Hauser I|
Built in 1928, this is a fantastic Hauser "Llobet" model guitar. 1928 is a year favored by some of history's top guitarists, indeed Julian Bream owned a 1928 Hauser, as did Celedonio Romero. Sound is as one would expect - perfectly balanced, with great clarity between voices, yet at the same time it has a rich, deep texture that gives it a unique lyricism and great beauty of tone. Of the many Hauser I guitars we have bought and sold over the years, this one seems to have an exceptionally strong "Spanish" character to it - warm, dark and very romantic. It has had some repair work done, including some well-done splices in the top. The guitar is ready for concert stage or recording studio, or for a luxurious evening of private playing. Playability is a dream for both right and left hands. Truly a remarkable and rare instrument from one of history's most important luthiers and is an exquisite example of Hauser's fulfillment of the integration of the Spanish style into his own Germanic base. The meeting of the Spanish and German techniques and styles is perfectly synthesized in this instrument, and it stands out as an example of what has been determined to be one of the most iconic styles in history. Along with Torres, his guitars are the most studied, revered and desired of the great historical makers, and are coveted today by collectors, players and luthiers.