This is arguably one of Hermann Hauser II’s most important and famous instruments, built in 1957. It was immortalized in 1960 on the album “The Art of Julian Bream”, featuring works by Mateo Albeniz, Scarlatti, Berkeley, Cimarosa, Rodrigo, Frescobaldi, Ravel and Rousel. Bream played this instrument from 1959 to 1963 (as Bream himself wrote on the label, along with his signature).
It has the attributes of a great Hauser that have attracted great players from Bream to Segovia to the Romeros and beyond – crystal clear fundamental tones with almost perfect separation. Basses are steady and precise and at the same time it has lyrical charm and sweetness, particularly in the trebles, generating also dark tone colours. Simply great.