This is a replica of the famous guitar used by Segovia during significant parts of his career and built by Herman Hauser I in 1937 for Segovia.
Richard E Brune's meticulous & detailed, technical drawings & notes, provide the basis for my design, augmented with information from numerous other sources.
My Hauser replica is faithfully reproduced using traditional techniques & materials, employing the Spanish Solera based method of construction. Traditional hide glues are used and the finish is French Polished.
- Soundboard Thickness - Varying between 2.5 - 3.0 mm
- Soundboard Wood - German Spruce
- Bridge Design - Top constructed flat, the bridge bellied and top forced into bridge
- Bridge Wood - Specially selected to be stiff and lightweight
- Fan Struts - 3 centre fans left square underneath the bridge area
- V Struts (Closing Struts) - very low in profile relative to fan struts
- Bridge Plate - Spruce bridge plate with fan struts notched over plate
- Back & Sides - East Indian Rosewood as used commonly by Hauser I
- Linings - Mixture of Spruce & Mahogany, kerfed, solid & tentellones
- Neck - Honduras or African Mahogany, as used by Hauser I