I have just brought back this 2012 Kathrin Hauser, who we are affectionately referring to as Hauser IV, from Germany and the sound is outstanding! Her guitars have a little more edge and bite when compared to her Fathers' instruments. She has been working with him in the shop for almost her entire life and continues to assist in every guitar he builds and so her skills are staggering. This guitar is only the 10th released under her name but her workmanship and attention to detail showcase a very mature craftsmanship. I find a punch and aggressiveness in her guitars that is reminiscent of the overall "Hauser" sound but capturing a quality that is uniquely Kathrins.