Re: Karl Hauser Guitar question
: : : I have a guitar that I bought in the 1960's. The label says "Karl Hauser guitars, Made in Germany" How do I determine which model it is? Thank you.
: : I cannot answer your question, but to further the mystery, I have two Karl Hauser guitars.
: : My two karl hausers guitars had a second (american I guess) label glued over the original label inside the sound hole.
: : I removed the second label and the original label had no indication of the model.
: : I have used the better of the two guitars for years and love it. It has a very balanced sound and the intonation is excellent.
: : The tuning machines are not standard on either guitar and it is difficult to find new pairs so I treat them with TLC
: : I believe that during the 60's many of these guitars were imported into America, but I only know this second hand.
: : Good hunting
: : Lou Picciuolo
: : Winthrop MA
: I just traded for a Karl Hauser model 730 yestereday. The model is marked on the label in the left center area but this may be the english label that was mentioned above. It is a rather large label about 4" X 4" with a picture of a troubador looking character playing a guitar. I am looking everywhere for info on this guitar and can find almost nothing. The sound is excellent and the finish has checked uniformly on almost every square inch of the body. If you ever found a place that had good info, maybe you could post back where it was?
: FYI, mine is spruce top with solid rosewood sides and back with a mahogany neck.
: p.s. does yours say just Germany or West Germany? Mine says West Germany.