Hermann Hauser grew up in an artisan environment. His father, Joseph, built and played zithers and other musical instruments. Hermann quickly acquired his father’s talent and began building zithers at the age of 18. In 1905 he started building guitars and lutes and also joined a guitar quartet as a performer. Hermann Hauser was known for experimenting with the construction of alto and bass guitars. Hauser met Andres Segovia in 1924 during Segovia’s first concert tour through Germany.
Segovia wondered if Hauser’s fine artistry could be applied towards the construction of a guitar using the Spanish pattern, such as the style of Torres and Ramirez. After a long time, in 1937, Hauser finished an instrument that Segovia appreciated and performed in many tours.