Well, I've never tried Schramm's, but I own a Hippner, and my god is it beautiful. Maybe there's something better out there, but Darren knows what he's doing, and anyone who goes for one of his 37 Hausers will not be disappointed. My guitar has gotten some amazing compliments from world-renowned players.Allan wrote:I wonder if there's anybody out there who has tried both Schramm's and Hippner's Hauser--I wonder how they compare.
Pragueguy wrote:I have been wondering if these so-called Hauser guitars (I mean the 'replicas' you are referring to) really do have some distinct sound that approximates the originals?
Is that actually the case, in your experience/opinion?
And, what about the luthiers who actually supposedly worked with Bream on analyzing one or more of the original Hauser's, ie., Brian Cohen and Gary Southwell? Do you have experience with their guitars?
Wow, I am amazed to hear of these prices that Jeff Elliott gets. I didn't know that practically any current luthier received such high prices.Classicalguitarman15 wrote:Jeff Elliott, without a doubt. However, his guitars are in the $25000-$35000 range and they are nearly impossible to get ahold of. Although he doesn't make an exact replica of the '37 Hauser, it is pretty close, and that is the model for all of his guitars.