Our introduction to German guitars was through Hermann Hauser, well one has to start somewhere ☺ Here we found a maker whose family history is renowned the World over and whose instruments have a timeless quality and are built from wood set aside generations ago.
Looking to expand our range of German guitars we were introduced to Jochen Rothel and Andre Marvi, two wonderful makers whose approach to the classical guitar is very different, you can read more on their individual pages.
The build quality and finish is exceptional and the vocal balance across the strings is precise and even delivering to the player an outstanding level of control in performance.
Selina and I are always looking for guitars with not only a high level of projection but also clarity and control of musical colour and expression. Our German makers deliver this and more.
Andrés D. Marvi, born in 1956. In his youth he already played the guitar with regularity. After having finished his A - levels, he gave lessons in several conservatories.
Meanwhile he devoted himself to designing guitars with his own unique style of sound. In 1984 he took part in a guitar course in Zurich under the guidance of José Luis Romanillos.View Maker
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.View Maker
I was born in 1969 in Kitzingen, a small town in northern Bavaria, my family has a tradition of cabinet making passed down from Grandfather to Father and now as a son of a cabinetmaker, woodworking has always been familiar to me.View Maker
Before Kathrin Hauser entirely dedicated herself to building professional guitars in cooperation with her father Hermann Hauser III, she studied for a career in commerce. After several years of experience in her business career, she started an apprenticeship in the family business at the workshop of Hermann Hauser III in Reisbach, Bavaria.View Maker