Body: 2 piece, light weight Mahogany Neck: Maple Fretboard: East Indian Rosewood or Maple cut from the neck blank Frets: Medium size hard German silver Radius: 12″ Nut: Norwegian Moose bone Hardware: Wilkenson Saddles Tuners: Kluson by Gotoh Electronics: Vol, tone 3-way switch Pickups: Hansen T-tone with alnico 5 magnets Pickguard: 3-ply Parchment Color: Black Finish: Light relic, Nitrocellulose
About the Builder-
Henning Hansen is not an average luthier.
Since 1984 he has dedicated his life to building exclusive instruments, which today has made him the country’s most sought luthier.
Like so many others Hansen began playing guitar because he wanted to impress the girls. He built his first guitar with help from his father, and even though Hansen found that it was not easy to build a good instrument, he was hooked.
For years Hansen build and repaired guitars on the side, while he trained as a surveyor. But a dream of building instruments full time arose. It was so strong that he really threw himself into it, and began to improve his skills as a luthier. It has since resulted in hundreds of experiments with everything from old motor oil, corrosive hydrochloric acid, wood left in the moors and new half-mad experiments are still going on in the workshop.
The search for the perfect sound and look became an obsession to Hansen, and still is to this day. Today Hansen is one of the most reputable and highly respected luthiers, among Danish musicians – both professional and amateurs.
More and more people play Hansens instruments rather than the mainstream brands. The crisp sound, the looks, and sublime craftsmanship, is what makes a Hansen guitar.