The Cabaret

Base Price: $8,500.00

The Cabaret is the perfect blend of traditional classical guitar and an acoustic archtop guitar. Specifically designed to meet the needs of the jazz or fingerstyle player, the Cabaret is based on the Herman Hauser I classical guitar design. The Cabaret incorporates traditional classical building methods with the modern innovations necessary for today’s jazz and fingerstyle playing. The graceful cutaway facilitates greater access for playing the upper register of the fretboard. Its carved back, unique among nylon-string guitars, enhances the lower midrange while aiding in projection. The two-way adjustable truss-rod gives easy access at the headstock for a perfect set-up. Special pickup systems are available for amplification of that beautiful acoustic sound.


BODY WIDTh           14 3/8"

BODY DEPTh          tapered from 3 3/4" to 4"

neck:                      one piece quarter-sawn honduras mahogany. 2" or 1 15/16"  custom widths available. 

body wood:         east indian or bolivian rosewood, flame maple or mahogany.  Honduras rosewood or master                                     grade flame maple $650. master grade highly figured quilted maple $900. other exotics when                                       available, priced accordingly.

top wood:            engleman spruce or western red cedar.  double top with western red cedar inside and                                                 engleman spruce outside $1,500. adirondack or european spruce single top $200.

sound hole:        round with classic rosette. custom oval sound hole rosette with snakewood and mother of                                   pearl ribbons$350.

cutaway:              single venetian

finish:                   high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer. color for maple guitars available, from $300 to $500

binding:                matching wood and custom purflings. curly koa, bird's eye or flame maple, $300

fingerboard:     black or macassar ebony.  exotic or highly figured wood from $250 to $500

scale:                    25 1/2" 20 frets

inlays:                  vine $1,200. custom inlays priced accordingly

frets:                    nickel silver.  stainless steel $200

headstock:         black or macassar veneer.  other exotic woods when available priced accordingly

tuners:                custom gotoh with ebony buttons. sloan $300

truss rod:          two way adjustable

pickup:                 lb6 with bone saddle. other pickups available, priced accordingly

bridge:                 black or macassar ebony.  brazilian rosewood variable DOWN-BEARING bridge $150

case:                     hiscox lite flite.  hoffee carbon fiber case with case cover $1,200

style:                   standard 6-string. left handed and 7-string $800

non refundable $1,000.00 deposit required