What Stefan Hahl has to say about this model:
“This model originated as a special design for a customer. The idea was to build a nylon-stringed acoustic archtop guitar with the volume and sustain of a classical guitar and the typical assertion of an archtop, which is no easy task! After a great deal of thought, research and well-meant suggestions from my American and European colleagues, all of who were of the opinion that such a combination would not produce satisfactory results, I couldn’t resist the challenge and decided to make an attempt.
To begin, I closely examined and compiled all of the known principles and techniques of archtop, flattop and classical guitar building, developing a concept and then a plan. As I neared completion, my anticipation steadily grew. Once the guitar was finished and strung, the decisive moment came. I played the guitar in my exhibition room, comparing it with archtop and classical guitars. I played various styles, including classical, jazz and blues – both fingerstyle and with a pick. My immediate conclusion was that I would prefer to keep the guitar for myself! The instrument had a truly unbelievable, wonderful personality. Volume, sustain, an assertive, beautiful and dynamically formable tone, elegant and yet powerful – every imaginable quality was present!
However, the true test remained: What would the customer say? Without betraying my opinion, I waited for his response with suspense. Upon seeing the guitar, his first reaction was: ‘Its beauty exceeds my expectations!’ The longer he played, the brighter his face became and his final statement was: ‘Its exactly what I wanted – a wonderful instrument!
Ever since that moment, the Jazz Supreme Nylon String has had a permanent place in my range of archtop guitars.”