This remarkable guitar was in the workshop for a thorough setup.
Made by the Viennese luthier Johann Bucher (1792-1856), student of Johann Stauffer. The latter is best known as the luthier where C.F. Martin was an apprentice before emigrating to New York City.
This guitar was originally fitted with gut strings and the top had a fan-bar pattern with six bars (The traces of glue are still visible).
Typical features that we also find on Stauffer guitars are the adjustable neck (with clock key) and a floating fretboard above the top.
Lower bout width is a whopping 17 1/8" (43.5 cm).
Scale length is 65cm.
Over the years, the top has been X-braced for use with steel strings.
The guitar is a real workhorse that is played daily by the current owner, not surprising because the sound is phenomenal!
Jean-Marie Fouilleul n° 425,500, 500/68
OM Thomas Fejoz n°102
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