Cordoba Hauser Master Series Classical Acoustic Guitar, Engleman Spruce Top (B-STOCK)
This Cordoba Hauser Master Series guitar, as the name implies, is a true handmade masterpiece from our friends at Cordoba. The moment you lay eyes on this guitar, you're instantly taken back to the early 20th century and the golden age of traditional guitar-making.
Despite its timeless looks and understated, elegant beauty, this guitar takes it back to basics with the tried-and-true acoustic tonewood formula: the rosewood rosewood back and sides with the spruce top and ebony fretboard sounds simply incredible for both strummed chords and plucked single notes. The neck profile is extremely comfortable, and the fretwork is immaculate. From top to bottom, the build quality and attention to detail of this piece is truly reflective of the masterbuilt prestige of the instrument.
Herman Hauser’s partnership with musical virtuoso Andres Segovia was an influential, magical moment in the history of music. Prior to this partnership, the guitar was viewed by the larger concert-going public as a somewhat limited “folk” instrument, belonging at home, or at most with the aristocratic elite as a parlor instrument. When Segovia began playing Hauser’s instruments, the guitar began to gain legitimacy as a viable concert instrument. Segovia deemed his 1937 Hauser “the greatest guitar of our epoch.” Segovia tirelessly concertized and recorded with this guitar for decades, winning over audiences and critics little by little, until the classical guitar’s position was secured as a concert-worthy instrument. This 1937 Hauser is now regarded one of the most iconic guitars in history. It now resides in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
We embarked on designing the Córdoba Hauser by examining an authentic 1937 Hauser from the inside out. With a goal of understanding the essence of this iconic guitar, we studied wood thickness, bracing designs, material choices, wood grains, and vibration patterns. The combination of our own luthiers’ expert hands, trained eyes, and intuitive ears lead to an examination that was part science and part feel. After listening to and playing these guitars for hours on end, we fully analyzed the balance, resonance and response of the Hauser to fully inform our own design choices.
Built with a solid Englemann spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides, the Córdoba Hauser’s construction gives it controlled overtones and a pure, direct sound. Adding color and nuance is completely up to the player, with movements toward or away from the bridge effecting the brightness or velvetiness of the sound. Perfect for the player looking for maximum control over their own dynamic and modulation choices, the Córdoba Hauser also features a Spanish cedar neck topped with an African ebony fingerboard. Our small team of skilled luthiers has added modern refinements such as a truss rod, geared tuning machines and a breathable nitrocellulose finish to make this a guitar for contemporary players. A hardshell humidified archtop case is included. This guitar is handmade in the USA.
- String Type: Nylon
- Number of Strings: 6
- Overall Length: 39.125"
- Body Shape: Hauser (No Cutaway)
- Finish: Gloss
- Top Wood: Engelmann Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood: Indian rosewood
- Body Bracing: 1937 Hauser 7-fan bracing
- Binding: Indian rosewood binding
- Bridge Material: Indian Rosewood
- Body Width: 14.5"
- Body Depth: 3.75"-3.875"
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fingerboard Wood: Ebony
- Number of Frets: 19
- Scale Length: 25.6"
- Tuning Machines: Gotoh Tuners, Gold, 18:1 Ratio
- Nut/Saddle Material: Bone
- Nut Width: 2.04"
- Strings: Savarez Cristal Corum High Tension 500CJ
- Hardshell Case Included
- Instrument Weight: 3.6 lbs
- Serial #: 1013
This is a New B-Stock Guitar with the original box and paperwork. Cordoba is very picky on its product quality, a little discolored tiny spot or blemish or little finish run on the finish of the guitar. A lot of times we can't even tell what is the difference between these and the A-stock guitars, but despite any blemishes, they sound, feel, and look amazing!
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.