The Altamira Vienna model is an intimate 19th century guitar honouring the great Johann George Stauffer, the most important historical Viennese luthier. Stauffer was born in 1778 in the Viennese suburb of Weißgerber and studied under the luthier Franz Geissenhof. Initially, he built instruments modeled after the Italian guitar masters Giovanni Battista Fabricatore and Gaetano Vinaccia, he then developed several variants, typical of his own guitar style. This ‘Stauffer’ style features intricate bridge detailing, curved back, use of striking woods and an innovative development of tuning systems and frets.
Stauffer was born in the Viennese suburb of Weißgerber, the son of Mathias Stauffer, a labourer from Weyregg am Attersee. He studied under the luthier Franz Geissenhof, and mentored many early guitar builds, most notably Christian Frederick Martin. At 15 years of age, CF Martin went to Vienna for an apprenticeship with Stauffer, before emigrating to the United States of America, where he introduced the mechanism developed by Stauffer and founded Martin Guitars.
Built entirely by hand in Altamira's incredible Hansen Workshop, this model has been played in concerts by the world’s leading classical guitar maestros such as Ricardo Gallen and Pavel Steidl. Hanson’s instruments are made with meticulous attention to detail, and tailored to musicians’ exact requirements and specification requests.
Includes a specially-built replica hardshell case, as used on the original Stauffer guitars.
Solid Spruce top Lacquered Mahogany Neck Laminated Birdseye Maple Back and Sides Hand French-polished Finish Ebony Fingerboard Radius Fretboard 636 mm Scale Length
Acoustic Centre offers free Australia-wide shipping on all accessory orders (excluding bulky items including amplifiers and cases) over $50, and free courier shipping with tracking on all instruments and amplifiers over $599, and cases over $299. We also offer Express shipping options at checkout.
Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.
All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.
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