|Back & Sides:||Indian Rosewood||Tuners:||Schaller|
|Neck:||Honduran Cedar||Scale Length:||650mm|
|Fingerboard:||African Ebony||Neck Width:||52mm|
|Bridge:||Brazilian Rosewood||Body Width:||370mm|
|Headplate:||Brazilian Rosewood||Body Depth:||97mm|
After two decades, this Hauser model by Sean Hancock has a beautiful sound that has opened up and matured beautifully. The sound is sweet and crisp with plenty of volume throughout the full range of the fingerboard.
The top is German Spruce, which has turned a warm and luminous golden colour. The back and sides are straight-grained Indian Rosewood. The guitar features a handmade rosette we used for a limited number of instruments. The neck is Honduran Cedar and exhibits a ‘V’ jointed neck, as is traditionally used on Hauser guitars.
We have serviced the guitar and fitted a new bone saddle. The frets and fingerboard are in perfect condition. Playability is like a new instrument and very comfortable due to the refined neck shape and medium-sized body. The action is set at the optimal height for this style of traditional classical guitar.
The condition is good considering the age of the instrument. There are no cracks, no dents and no structural issues.
There is some discolouration around the edge of the top and the light parts of the bindings. This occurred due to the colour of the previous case lining leaching into the timber and is stable now that the case has been replaced. The Shellac finish shows typical playing wear of an instrument of its age. There are a few small spots on the top in various places, these can be seen in the photos. The shellac around the heel shows some light spiderweb crazing.
The guitar comes in a Freedom by SKB hard case.