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Full view of a Classical guitar

The “Collection”

At this time, in October 2016, all the instruments listed here are sold. So really this page should be empty or deleted but I have a hard time doing that, just feels a bit too final. So it’s staying up as an example of my previous work and maybe I’ll find the time and inclination to add a few instruments again.

The instruments listed here are shipped on approval for a period of 6 days in which they can be returned for a full refund provided they are returned in the original condition. The shipping costs are carried by the customer.

 

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Classical Guitar, No. 2/12 “ Hauser Model”

  • Scale: 65 cm
  • Back & Sides: Very old, quarter-cut, Brazilian Rosewood
  • Top: German Spruce, highly figured “Bearclaws”
  • Bindings : Curly Koa
  • Neck: South American Mahogany
  • Tuners: Graf Tuners with Pearl buttons
  • Finish: French polish
  • SOLD

The latest in my new series of the rediscovery of my Hauser, it’s very much a twin of the guitar that I described on the What,s New page.

Recorded by LaGuitare at the 2012 MGS

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Archtop Guitar, No. A9/11

  • Sunburst finish
  • New size, 16” lower bout
  • Scale: 64 cm ( 25 3/8” )
  • Back & Sides: highly figured Big Leaf Maple
  • Top: Fine grained Sitka Spruce with Bearclaws
  • Neck: Curly Maple with laminated center strip
  • Peg-head: Front and back ebony overlay with gold wire edge and Abalone Signature inlay
  • Tuners: Schaller Mini Gold with ebony buttons
  • Pick-up: Kent Armstrong Humbucker with volume and tone controls
  • SOLD

With a slightly lower arching this guitar has a strong projection and a warm acoustic sound that belies it's smaller body size.

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Classical Guitar, No. 4/11

  • 65 cm scale
  • Tyrolean Spruce top
  • Big Leaf Curly Maple back & sides
  • Cuban Cedar Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • “Graf Tuners”, bronze, with Ebony buttons
  • French polished top, lacquer back & sides
  • SOLD

This is one of the few Classical guitars I’ve ever built in curly Maple. It felt like the right choice for a Hauser style guitar built in the German tradition. During last years MGS it was played by Karl Marino for La Guitare.com. You can listen to it by going to:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgtdytrSyAA
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlHxR-JxeNg

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C-Model, No. 4/09

  • Wide Neck, 46.5 mm ( 1 27/32" ) nut
  • Scale: 64 cm ( 25 3/8" )
  • Traditional Pyramid Bridge
  • Back & Sides: Brazilian Rosewood, straight grained old stock
  • Top: Tyrolean Spruce, perfectly quartered
  • Bindings: Kurly Koa on body and neck
  • Peghead: Gold Wire edge inlay with Abalone Signature
  • Tuners: Waverly, singles, gold, with Sankewood buttons
  • SOLD

A strong and liveley guitar that will delight any finger-style guitarist.

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Archtop Guitar, No. A7/08

  • Full Size: 17” 64 cm ( 25 3/8”) scale
  • Back & Sides: Select, highly figured Big Leaf Maple
  • Top: Fine grain, quartered Sitka Spruce
  • Neck: Curly Maple with laminated center strip
  • Peg-head: Ebony overlay with gold wire edge and Abalone Signature inlay
  • Pick-up: Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • SOLD
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Cut-Away Acoustic Guitar, No. 6/07

  • Concert Model, 16” lower bout, 64 cm (25 3/8”) scale
  • Back & Sides: perfectly matched Cocobolo, quarter-cut, straight grain
  • Top: Sitka spruce, fine grained, quarter-cut throughout
  • Abalone sound-hole rings,
  • Peg-head overlays, Macassar Ebony front and back
  • Gold wire edge with Abalone signature inlay
  • Black Schaller Mini tuning machines with ebony buttons
  • New Armrest bevel with Macassar ebony binding
  • SOLD

The choice tone woods and balance makes this a very special guitar.

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