Hauser replicas

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Re: Hauser replicas

Post by Bodhi » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:19 pm

Thanks all, the aim is that if timing and convenience allows then I will try and go and pick it up. If so I will do a full report. Current scheduled delivery is Oct/Nov this year. I ideally would like to keep the Segovia original setup and action even if my fingers don't quite have the stretch and power of the maestro, but let's see.

The guitarras de luthier link is interesting as the web-page shows the 'in memoriam' model which is termed as a 'homage' but the clip is from the 1937 Segovia model that I am getting. They are two different models. Hope I can play half as good when I get mine!
Hauser Segovia 1937 Spruce #31
Loriente "Clarita" 2004 Spruce
Frederico Sheppard Barrios "Morant" 2010 Spruce
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Re: Hauser replicas

Post by petermc61 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:15 am

Bodhi wrote:Thanks all, the aim is that if timing and convenience allows then I will try and go and pick it up. If so I will do a full report. Current scheduled delivery is Oct/Nov this year. I ideally would like to keep the Segovia original setup and action even if my fingers don't quite have the stretch and power of the maestro, but let's see.
The Segovia model will have the bracing and dimensions of the one built for Segovia and uses old woods. There is no standard Segovia action - they will set up the guitar as you like. You should specify an action you are comfortable playing.

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Re: Hauser replicas

Post by UKsteve » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:09 am

petermc61 wrote:Wow, I guess, unless you have been on the queue for a few years and are still two years away from getting one.
I assume that is yours truly Peter?

I have to say that my own experience (largely with uber steel-string makers) is that the waiting list shortens dramatically the minute you commit to a purchase. I don't want to point any specific fingers here but an apparent waiting list of several years definitely creates the impression (true or otherwise) that the luthier's guitars are very much in demand, and helps keep the price up. On a couple of occasions I have been able to get a guitar within a year from a luthier with a "7 year" wait.

I would also be pretty peeved if I was on a list and someone was able to jump the queue; indeed that happened to me a couple of years ago. Surely the right thing to do is for the luthier to contact those already on the list and ask if they'd like their guitar a little earlier?

In any event, not the OPs fault at all. Enjoy the guitar when it arrives - it is the real deal.

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Re: Hauser replicas

Post by petermc61 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:25 am

Hi Steve

That's me!

I can see the predicament the Hausers might be in. Typically the buyer chooses the model and the woods a year out from when the guitar is finished and a year's worth of guitars are made in batches (as far as I understand). It sounds in this case that the model and woods were chosen by somebody on the list and after construction started they have had to pull out. Had that guitar been offered to somebody on the list they would have had no choice on model or timbers which means it would not truly be their commission. Then again, getting a guitar a year or two earlier might we offset that lack of choice.

I guess my preference would have been to offer the instrument to people in sequence on their list and let the first person interested take it.

Had they got to me on the list they would have known I am serious - I have owned two other Hauser family instruments.

Anyway, good luck to the OP.

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Re: Hauser replicas

Post by Bodhi » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:14 am

Hi folks just to let you all know my Hauser 1937 Segovia model (#31) just arrived. It took Kathrin a little longer to finish than planned (I kept getting cool pictures as she was working on the guitar). The guitar is stunning and I feel I hold a piece of history when I play. I really need to up my game now...
Hauser Segovia 1937 Spruce #31
Loriente "Clarita" 2004 Spruce
Frederico Sheppard Barrios "Morant" 2010 Spruce
Hermanos Camps Primera Negra-A 2016 Spruce
Yulong Guo "Philharmonic" Double Top 2016 #01 Cedar French Polish

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Re: Hauser replicas

Post by Dofpic » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:48 pm

I am sure you are psyched right now. Enjoy.

Last Fall I received a new Bottelli Hauser exact copy of one of the last guitars the old man made in 1952. While his standard guitars are Hauser inspired, this one was an Exact copy that he had only made one other like it so far. Miles at Kent Classics was nuts about it so I took it sight unseen (or heard). It was a really really good guitar right out of the box and took some playing around with Trebles to find exactly what I wanted. Anyway 6 months later with not a lot of play from me because of my Dystonia issues the guitar has gone from really good to amazing. My Elliot is a stronger bigger sound but the Bottelli has plenty of horsepower but the character of the sound is what is so captivating. It is so open, free, vibrating, deep and mesmerizing in sound. Also it is so damn musical making it so easy to bring out melodies, separate voices and just get lost in the timbres that come out of it when you play. It does not matter what style of music you play from lyrical to virtuosic she delivers in spades. It is very much like a Brahms Symphony or piano concerto. Every time you play it you hear something new that you never heard before that gives the player and listener great pleasure.
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Re: Hauser replicas

Post by Beowulf » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:49 pm

Bodhi wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:14 am
Hi folks just to let you all know my Hauser 1937 Segovia model (#31) just arrived. It took Kathrin a little longer to finish than planned (I kept getting cool pictures as she was working on the guitar). The guitar is stunning and I feel I hold a piece of history when I play. I really need to up my game now...
Congratulations! How does it sound? Can you post some pictures of your treasure?
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Re: Hauser replicas

Post by Bodhi » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:52 am

Here are some pictures. Enjoy!
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Hauser Segovia 1937 Spruce #31
Loriente "Clarita" 2004 Spruce
Frederico Sheppard Barrios "Morant" 2010 Spruce
Hermanos Camps Primera Negra-A 2016 Spruce
Yulong Guo "Philharmonic" Double Top 2016 #01 Cedar French Polish

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Re: Hauser replicas

Post by Jack Douglas » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:51 am

Congratulations! I love the Rosette! I can imagine that you are thrilled! Would love to see a photo of the back. Which of their strings are you using?
Is it a 650 or shorter scale?
I’m so excited for you to enjoy it as it opens up.
All the best,
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Re: Hauser replicas

Post by Beowulf » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:51 pm

Gorgeous!
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Re: Hauser replicas

Post by zavaletas » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:57 am

I have had a lot of experience with replicas, and played enough originals (including Hauser 1, II, III) to venture a couple of observations that I hope are useful. The first is that there are a lot of blue prints of Hauser, Torres, etc that are available to any luthier who cares to make a copy, that said even the most detailed and accurate blue requires a lot of interpretation, and the more experience a luthier is, the more aware he will be of just how much needs interpretation. There is a second approach, which is less concerned about "authenticity" than sound. Luthiers who use this approach build to the sound they are trying to capture-- while making a nod toward its looks. In the end, every guitar ends up reflecting the tastes, intelligence, sensibilities, and skills of its builder. So, when I choose a builder to make a copy of a particular guitar, I pay very close attention to the kind of guitar that he regularly builds, and look to someone whose guitar seems to share the same sort of general character--as it will be easier for him to make the journey into another sound space than one whose own guitars very different.
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