Frequently Asked Questions
What strings are used on HANIKA guitars?
After many, many hours of testing and listening, we at HANIKA arrived at the conclusion that the following strings best for realising the potential that our classical guitars offer:
Professional-, Concert-, Recital and Studio line - "Savarez Alliance Cantiga 510ARJ"
Flamenco models - "Savarez T50R Tomatito"
You'll find more information about the strings we use in the Materials section on our website
Last update on 13-12-2021 by Michael Lengenfelder.
What information does the certificate contain?
The certificate documents:
- Model name
- Serial number
- 6 optional parameters (scale, nut width, fretboard profile, fretboard curvature, right- / left-handed, pick-up)
- Origins of the five wooden components (soundboard, back, neck, neck reinforcement, fretboard) with origins and log number
- Update: Since January 1, 2017 the origin and the log number of bridge, front and back headplate are also given.
- Height of the set string position
- Second bridge saddle with alternative string position
- Member of staff who carried out the final inspection
‘Origins’ indicate the country of origin (‘unclear / old stocks‘ means that the material has been on stock at our company for more than ten years and that the supplier can no longer be identified).
The log number allows us to internally determine the time and through which supplier the material was sourced.
The extended certificate for the Custom Shop models additionally contains five images with front, back and detail views and a detailed specification list for these unique pieces.
- Update: Since September 2018, the images are only optionally included at an additional cost.
Last update on 15-02-2021 by Michael Lengenfelder.
Can I get a certificate belated for my Hanika Guitar?
Every Instrument made since January 2016 will get a certifcate.
It's not possible to get a certificate for instruments that are older than that because it contains information that has not been documented as detailed as it is now.
Last update on 10-10-2016 by Tobias Straßer.