This is my smaller bodied guitar model, which I am calling my Romanillos inspired model, although it is equally inspired by the Hauser Llobet models. I traced a Romanillos and altered the curves to match my personal aesthetic (and my larger standard guitar shape).
I really love building these guitars as the smaller shape gives the trebles a beautiful singing quality that is kind of the hallmark of smaller guitars. These are obviously very traditional under the hood as it were. I've built them in cypress as well as rosewood and am currently building one in super flamed koa.
I borrowed the guitar back from Sean for this recording session as we had never recorded this guitar and I definitely wanted to but more so Frank Wallace and I had a multiple guitar recording project we wanted to do. It's kind of our answer to the same piece on many guitars you often see on Youtube. I personally think it's a cool concept but I'm not crazy about how it is often done. In our example Frank is playing a suite of five studies he wrote for a very close mutual friend (and in my case also one of my best clients). At one point, between Frank and myself we had 5 Hauser guitars kicking around. Frank owns a magnficent 1931 Hauser, I have the 41 Hauser we restored and am currently representing for sale, a gorgeous 1959 Hauser I sold but the owner hasn't picked it up yet and a recent arrival in another 1959 Hauser. The fifth was a stunning Llobet model Hauser from 1939 that I recently sold and is unfortunately not in easy striking distance.
So the idea was these 5 studies on 5 Hausers. Since the Llobet model Hauser was not available we opted to use Sean's Romanillos/Llobet inspired guitar, which of course made me very happy. Frank also has just put out a version using his Hauser for two movements, which is very cool and I'll be putting that up on Youtube as well.
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