Unique 1924 Hermann Hauser I seven string guitar, labelled Herm. Hauser, Lautenmacher in Munchen, A.D 1924, with German slotted head, zero fret, adjustable floating fingerboard, German spruce top and maple back and sides, well early restored crack to the table which does not affect tonal or structural qualities, sold with an official Hauser certificate signed and dated Kathrin Hauser, 26.08.2014, within a Hiscox case

*This guitar was built the very same year that Hauser met Segovia on the latter’s first concert tour of Germany. Built in what is considered to be the maker’s pre-Iberian period, derived from local traditions, the addition of the 7th string may indicate that this guitar was intended for the ‘extended range’ virtuoso solo guitar works by composer-guitarists such as Legnani, Coste & Mertz.

*There are two similar examples of this very rare model in possession of the Hauser family, known as ‘Quintbass Guitars’ which can be seen using the following link:- http://www.hauserguitars.de/english/docs/galerie.htm#

Estimate £6000 – 8000

Sold for £5000 (16th June 2016)