Hermann Hauser III

Hermann Hauser III started making guitars in 1974. At the age of 15, he became apprenticed to a local stringed instrument maker and after winning the highest national awards for apprentices he attended a school for instrument building in Germany.

In 1978 Hermann began to work in his father's company. "I had to start all over again with instrument building". "The most important influence on my work and my career was my father's teaching".

Hermann spent several years finding the right balance between the traditional Hauser and his own ideas. Hermann's methods have tended to follow the traditions of his grandfather and father from whom he has inherited a considerable quantity of wood.

Hermann only builds around 12 to 15 guitars per year and feels that it is the ability of a guitar to project that makes them great.