1996 Robert & Orville Milburn Hauser Spruce CSA

Original price was: $7,995.00.Current price is: $6,995.00.

Hauser Classical Guitar Model built by the well know Milburn family!  Spruce with Brazilian Rosewood in the Hauser fashion.

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1996 Robert & Orville Milburn Hauser Spruce CSA


Model1996 Robert & Orville Milburn Hauser Spruce CSA
ConditionPre-Owned in Very Good to Excellent Condition –  see below
Scale650 mm
FinishFrench Polish – Shellac
TunersSloane Bronze Stippled Machines – Ebony Oval Buttons
CaseHumicase Metro Silver Hardshell Case

Tone Woods

TopSelect German Spruce – rare cut of wood
Sides/BackCSA Rosewood – Brazilian Rosewood with Armrest
NeckBrazilian Cedar
HeadplateBrazilian Rosewood
BracingHauser Bracing


Nut Width52mm
String Spacing45mm – 51mm- 57.5mm (1st – 12th – Bridge)
Overall length38 1/4″
Body length 19 1/8″
Upper bout Width11″
Waist Width 9 3/8″
Lower bout Width 14 1/2″
Body depths3 1/2″ & 3 13/16″
Guitar Action4.1mm & 2.75mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
Guitar Weight3lbs & 4oz
CITESIneligible for International Transport – woods used are highly regulated – please read provided link to the left

1996 Robert & Orville Milburn Hauser Spruce CSA


This guitar was brought to my attention by a gentleman, the original owner of the guitar, who asked me to sell it for him, due to hand issues, needing a smaller scale guitar.  I was intrigued, where it is rightly so.  The guitar is splendid.  Hauser-ish as one would expect, it is a worthy consideration for the Hauser style of build and sound that one may be looking for in a concert guitar.  The woods are as old school as it gets, straight cut, German Spruce and straight grained Brazilian Rosewood. Beautiful woods, workmanship, just a beautiful guitar.

Action is accessible, play is solid, fast and soulful.  Musical expression at your fingertips.  The armrest is bloody comfortable, as well.  At the moment, she is strung up with Savarez Cantiga Normal Tension.  I might like to hear high tension on the guitar, but we shall see.  The action deviation is because of the standard canting of the quite straight neck, again, in the Hauser fashion, where the fingerboard is planed to a canted angle to allow for string clearance instead of a relief process in the actual neck.  4.1mm to 2.75mm is quite the deviation, but it works and quite well at that.

Condition is at the least, very good.  Given almost 30 years of age, one might say excellent, with a modicum of honest play wear, some slight finish rubbing, where the back and sides are excellent.  Photos will tell you everything that we can see.  I will shoot quadrant shots for your convenience.


The price includes the accompanying HSC and Our Personal Accessory Package



Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?).  My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar.  I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything.  Thanks. Rich

MP3 Audio230529-1996 Robert & Orville Milburn Hauser Spruce CSA – beautiful sounding, playing guitar with balance, voice and power.  Love it.  Short recording, I’ll do another shortly.

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.



Premium HSC is included in your purchase price.

Your listed Price does NOT include Shipping to the 50US

Please note that as a Global Statement for my site, for Tuning machines, Accessories, and most guitars, that Shipping is NOT Free any longer.  Costs have gone up dramatically.  Regardless of what or where you might read on the site, shipping is not free any longer.  Choose the least expensive method, if available, or Expedited if you want them quicker.  My apologies.  Rich

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Please  choose FedEx Home or Ground Delivery or any Expedited Method.  The more expensive a guitar, the more likely you should choose a 1 or 2 day method.  It’s pure common sense, especially when it is too hot or too cold outside.  

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Thank you!

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Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.

Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.
It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.


This classical guitar carries a 1 year warranty

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: rich at savageclassical dot com


Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in

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