The most notable difference is there is more separation of notes with the Hill Hauser. Each note stands out more and the bass is a bit stronger. The Sofia is much more romantic sounding. The separation of notes is there just not as much as the Hauser. The Sofia is warmer. The sustain is very good on both. If I were to compare the guitars in terms of personalities, the Hauser seems more aggressive while the Sofia is more laid back. I hope that helps.oriventura wrote:how would you compare it to the sofia?