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    Gene @ RSM
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    Default Safe strings for 60's Hauser mando

    Hello all,

    My neighbor has inherited a 60's era Hans Hauser mandolin. The instrument is a flat top/back with a slot peg head and no truss rod. Looks to be in pretty good and playable shape.

    Before I string her up with a set of Gibson Sam Bush strings, I'd like to know if they would be safe. Hate to put too much stress on the old girl. Any experiences?

    Thanx

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    Gene @ RSM
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    Default Re: Safe strings for 60's Hauser mando

    Never mind.

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    So what IS the deal with Hans Hauser instruments? Hans Hauser built Andre Segovia's 1937 "cannon" and then there are these other things.

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    Mando-Accumulator Jim Garber's Avatar
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    Default Re: Safe strings for 60's Hauser mando

    Am I mistaken that this is another Hauser and no relation to Hermann Hauser who built Segovia's guitar. Well, maybe a cousin?
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    Here is a Hans Hauser mandolin. It doesn't look like an upper end instrument.
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    OK, I get it, Hans not Hermann. Yah, I've seen low end Hauser guitars as well and I was perplexed--Hans not Hermann----That is sort of like,"Is it a Orville or a Bob Gibson--An F.C Martin or a Ricky Martin? Doesn't seem quite right.

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    Default Re: Safe strings for 60's Hauser mando

    I would put light strings on the instrument. Something with a .010 inch E string.

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