peggysue wrote:Hello all!
Is this Hannabach the same one who makes the CC strings. If not are they related in any way?
Langvarig wrote:Hello Simonm
Thank you for pointing out the relation between the US military and the production of German Jazzguitars. Actually I can see from the Internet that Dieter Hense produced fine jazzguitars as well as classical concert guitars and lutes and vihuellas.
It would be nice if somebody knows where to find Hannabach seniors history of German guitarbuilding.
And please notice that there is this exhibition "Faszination Gitarre" at the Musikinstrumenten-Museum in Berlin. I running until the 30th of January 2011. And there is a very informative catalogue with pictures and information about mostly German guitars from the 19.th century until today including CG's by Hauser as well as recent CG's by Walter J. Vogt and jazzguitars and electrical guitars.
simonm wrote:I really enjoyed chatting to Mr Hannabach senior. He has a great sense of humour and great knowledge of the industry. Turns out he was conscripted into the Germany army late in WWII when he was 13 or 14 and was in an anti-aircraft batallion in Schweinfurt which is where my wife comes from. I have an aunt whose husband was a rear gunner on US bombers which bombed Schweinfurt. Strange connections! After the War Mr Hannabach bumped into his old neighbour Hoyer at a POW or perhaps slightly later (I have forgotton the details) and ended up as an apprenticeship.
The history is in German - I don't have any details about it but it did cross my mind to discuss translating it into English but in the end I didn't make that suggestion as I don't have the time.
The Germanishces National Museum in Nurnberg has a quite small collection of guitars and lutes (part of quite big collection of instuments) too.
pichy wrote:I just recieved Gerhard Oldiges Hauser style and the guitar is very good. If you're considering German guitar, Oldiges should be interesting choice.
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