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Hermann Hauser Sr. (1882 - 1952) was the first guitar maker in the Hauser family. He began a tradition that has been maintained to this day. Originally in Munich, then in Reisbach, he built guitars on the Viennese and Munich models, but also Terz guitars and other traditional instruments associated with the musical culture of this part of Europe.
This Viennese model guitar was made in 1924, the very year when Andrés Segovia, who had been impressed by his craftsmanship, encouraged him to turn to the Spanish tradition, suggesting his own 1912 Manuel Ramirez guitar (built by Santos Hernandez) as a model. (Hermann Hauser Sr. also had the opportunity to examine Miguel Llobet’s famous 1859 Torres.
Judging from this guitar's characteristics and quality of tone, how it offers the best of both lutherie worlds, we can only be grateful to Segovia.