“The Modela Alemán model typically uses a scale length of 650 – 660 mm, but other scale length can be used, such as 645 and 655. The Modela Alemán model is lighter and more delicate than the Modela Especial model, and because woods that are used can differ quite radically from those used by Hermann Hauser Sr., the term Modela Alemán is used quite loosely, referring primarily to the body shape.” – Thomas Beltrán
Thomas Beltrán builds a copy of a 1943 Hauser, using German or Englemann Spruce for the top, and Brazilian Rosewood for the Back/Sides. The scale length is 650mm or 660mm.
One has a choice of Western Red Cedar or Englemann Spruce, back and sides are Indian Rosewood. The standard tuners are Schaller Hauser tuners. The finish is French Polish. At the time of order, the style of rosette and bindings/purflings will be determined. Options include Cocobolo or Brazilian Rosewood for the back/sides, and Redwood, Port Orford Cedar, or German Spruce for the Top. Other options include upgraded tuners. Each guitar is individually built in the shop. The construction process begins with a discussion of the player’s particular needs, which are then incorporated into the guitar.
These are photographs of the Modela Alemán style guitar. The body shape is the same as a Hauser Sr., from the mid-1940s.
The Modela Alemán style guitar pictured has Indian Rosewood back/sides and a redwood top.