Back and sides made from the very best hand-picked African blackwood with a double-top/lattice soundboard made from finest cedar wood. The cedro neck has been reinforced several times at its core with ultra-dense and particularly resonant snakewood, including the heel.  On this guitar we have applied our new, optimized heel, which ensures easier playability and a better left hand position above the 12th fret. The asymmetrically weighted domed soundboard that uses a sandwich design optimises efficiency. The 1A DTL delivers superior dynamics, a broad range of tone colour with a crisp and sustained sound. The materials used for this classical guitar along with its workmanship and sound mean that it is able to meet highest demands.

The triple-pierced rosewood-maple-ziricote head and noble tuning machines by specialist manufacturer, Klaus Scheller, underline the high demands that the 1A DTL makes on quality. This classical guitar impresses visually with its body that has been finished with a UV-cured high-gloss varnish and a soundboard that has been elaborately hand-polished with shellac along with a symmetrically crafted ziricote head plate in a sapwood design.

The previous 1a models can be found in the archive.


Soundboard wood Cedar, Grade 1
Back wood African blackwood, Grade 1
Neck wood Cedro / snakewood
Fretboard wood Ziricote
Neck profile C-1,5 mm
Soundboard bracing Double-top/lattice, domed
Soundboard binding Snakewood
Soundboard rosette Z5-Ziricote with sapwood
Back binding Snakewood
Head plates, front Rosewood / maple / ziricote splint
Head plates, back Rosewood / maple / ziricote
Bridge Ziricote
Scale 65 cm
Fretboard width 52 mm / 42 mm
Tuning machines Scheller standard
Body finish HE high-gloss finish
Soundboard finish Shellac high-gloss finish
Case / bag "BAM" luxury

* This information sets out the standard configuration. Individual dimensions are also possible with custom options. You'll find more information about the custom options on the ‘Options’ page. Specifications apply to the current model year.


Hanika-Meisterklasse-1A-DTL Triple pierced head
Triple pierced head
Hanika-Meisterklasse-1A-DTL Fretboard
Hanika-Meisterklasse-1A-DTL Bridge
Hanika-Meisterklasse-1A-DTL High-quality detailed finish
High-quality detailed finish

You'd like to see, touch and play HANIKA's 1a DTL at your local dealer?

The model may be tested ‘live’ locally and, of course, purchased directly at the following retailers.

Availability is handled and updated individually by the dealers themselves.