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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 684
Based closely on Spanish models, this guitar replaced the Ramírez guitar (1986.353.2) as Andrés Segovia's principal concert instrument in 1937. He used it in concerts and for recording until 1962. It is said that Hauser brought instruments to Segovia for twelve successive years but that none pleased the virtuoso until he tried this one. The two-piece back and sides are of Brazilian rosewood, the two-piece top is of spruce.
Marking: 1) (labelled) Hermann/Hauser/A.D.Guitarren/München/ Mullerstr-8. (printed); 2) 1937/H. Hauser (handwritten); 3) also a pencilled French inscription dated; 4. II.1937 recording guitar's manufacture for Andres Segovia
Moore J. Kenneth. Philippe de Montebello and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1977-2008. Ed. James R. Houghton The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2009, pg. 80-81, fig. 94, ill.
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