Wilhelm Winkler 1933 – Master grade guitar in the style of a Hermann Hauser – Vienna model!
Wilhelm Winkler was a guitar maker from München, Germany. Not much is known about him. However, the few surviving instruments show great craftsmanship and captivate with fine detailed work.
Like Hermann Hauser I, Wilhelm Winkler built this guitar in the style of the Viennese models. It is a wonderful instrument, with an outstanding sound. It is well made and the choice of materials is excellent.
The guitar has a top made of German spruce, back and sides of flamed maple. The scale length is 617 mm and the nut width is 46 mm. The neck has a mechanism as the Stauffer guitars and is adjustable. The action therefore is perfect and the guitar plays with great ease.
The guitar is in good condition showing traces of playing and use.
The sound is loud, powerful and with great dynamics – it has a large and deep body and this creates a sublime, almost majestic sound.
The sound is beautiful, masterful with concert quality. It has a lot of clarity, but at the same time incredible tonal flexibility. It offers the magic that only an old, masterfully built guitar can produce.
The guitar offers a wide range of beautiful timbres in all registers.