Fasan archtop (Franz Sandler) 1950´s
"Franz Sander". Sander was a German luthier, who built high quality guitars during the golden age of German guitar making between the 1950s and 1980s under the brand name "Fasan", which are the initials of his first and last names.
They are handcrafted guitars, with the best good materials.
This one in particular features a solid spruce (carved) top with cutaway, maple sides, and a one-piece flamed maple back. The fingerboard is ebony with embedded mother-of-pearl blocks.
It preserves the original nickel silver frets, jumbo type, which have been reconditioned and polished.
It is a high-end instrument, with impressive acoustic qualities. It has a round hole in addition to the two "f's".
The bridge is also ebony with individual settings for each string, and chrome-plated steel tailpiece with the brand engraved. It is strung with 11-52 steel.
It has been totally revised and adjusted as necessary to achieve optimal performance, with good sound and very comfortable action.
Its condition is very good, it is solid and without cracks, the varnish marks the patina with a crackle all over the guitar, especially in the background.