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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by LGOberean, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. steincaster

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    I am not as good at the explaining as i hoped. I have made a red line on the unfortunately small picture that shows the placement of the single locking screw that presses all six saddles together.

    Have You tried to lock the saddles with that single screw?
     

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    I didn't even know that existed.

    You absolute beauty!
     
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    I have this hg310, any build (solid?), or dating info would be appreciated. Value?
    On to the eye candy:

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  5. LGOberean

    LGOberean Poster Extraordinaire

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    I'll have to look back through my other Hohner thread to be sure, but it seems to me like I've read comments about the HG-310 from our own bridgepinSR (David). There isn't much in the way of info out there, but I think David does have a price list or brochure or something that lists the HG-310.
     
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    I do indeed,:grin: I have a April 1st 1980 price list and the HG-310 is listed as having a Deluxe Semi solid top and sold for $325.00 I wish that I had more info for you though. But at the time I was just after any info I could find on the HG-900 Arbor series so those were the only build sheets I asked for from HSS Hohner
     
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    Has anyone else been keeping an eye on what the last few Hohner HG-310s have been going for on E-bay :eek:
     
  8. LGOberean

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    David, from what little I've seen, Total Sale Prices are all over the map, ranging from $130 upwards.
     
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    Last week I got this 1964 Hofner Senator at local store for $200.

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    Here is a recording made with a Hofner Senator in 1961 by British band "The Scorpions".

     
  10. LGOberean

    LGOberean Poster Extraordinaire

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    That looks like a great score. However, and I'm not trying to be rude here, but is there a connection between Hofner and Hohner? I'm not aware of one, but I might be mistaken.
     
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    Doh! I missread.Hohner as Hofner. My sincere apologies to all members of The Hohner Owners Club

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    No problem, easy mistake to make. And besides, it gave us a chance to see your Hofner! ;)
     
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    HG720

    Hi guys,

    I'm new to the forum, don't own a tele or any other electric, but stumble upon this trhead when trying to find info online on this new beauty I just picked up. I found her at the local used guitar shop and traded her for my 10yr Dean acoustic electric plus $100. The price they were asking was $300. I've had her for only two days, but have fallen deeply, madly in love. She's in great shape and the tone is amazing!

    I've had an extremely hard time finding any info online about this model, other than it was one of the ones made in Japan between '78 and '85. The model number is HG 720 and the body is either a jumbo or super jumbo. Serial # is 8009303. I've heard that unlike other makers, Hohners are impossible to date by serial number, so I'm about to send them an email in the hopes they can give me the year it was made and the specs.
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    I was wondering if anybody on this forum know anything about this model (which woods were used, original retail price, etc.) This is the only non-dread hohner from this period that I've seen.
     
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    Man, I am having a hell of a time uploading pictures to this post. I've resized, tried attaching, inserting from a URL, etc., and nothing seems to work. Any advice?
     
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    Here ya go...

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    Somehow you got some extra characters in there. At the beginning of each line of code, you had 9 extra characters with a space in the middle (<img src="), after the [​IMG]. I simply removed the extra characters and problem solved.

    I'm not real familiar with the specific model #, but I'll try to see what I can find and get back to you. Maybe our resident authority, David (bridgepinSr) can chime in with some information.
     
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    I'm sad to say my spec sheet that is from April 1980 does't have any info on the HG-700s but what I do know is that I had a friend that I worked with from 1980 to 85 and he had one, it was a great sounding guitar. I was just starting to learn about acoustic guitar construction at that time and I wish that I had tried to check it out much closer. Sweat looking guitar and congrats
     
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    Yes indeed, that is a sweet looking Hohner, and it looks like it is in very good condition for a guitar that's 27+ years old.

    Which brings me to info about the model. Unfortunately, there isn't much on the Net about Hohner guitars. (That's one of my purposes for this thread; to create a repository of information about these guitars.) And Hohner has a policy of not helping to date them. Here is their policy in their own words:

    From the Internet I found a German listing of Hohner's "historical guitar models," but literally all the information there on this model is the dates of production, which you already know, from 1978-1985.

    I did find an online pawn shop that had one for sale. They state that the HG-720 was hand made in Japan, and has a solid spruce top, mahogany back & sides and a rosewood fretboard.

    Not much, but I hope it helps some.
     
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    LGOberean Poster Extraordinaire

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    Hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty of bringing that pic into this thread. It's a beauty, and these TDPRI threads can never have too many pics, am I right?

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    There is still info on this model on the Hohner USA website. Mahogany w/Arched Spruce Top, set mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, trapeze style tailpiece, gold hardware, vintage sunburst, dual Tesla VR-60 Classic pups, 2 vol., 2 tone controls, 3-way pickup selector.

    Very nice, just seeing that beauty makes me hear Lee Ritenour and Larry Carlton in my head.
     
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    Absolutely right. These are Korean built and practically flawless. The PUs are actually Tesla Plasma II's contrary to the specs. Boosted Mids & Highs. They are hard to find any more.

    http://www.teslapickups.com/?products=plasma-2
     
  21. rainyseason

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    Thanks for the help, guys. Actually someone at Hohner replied very quickly to my email and although she couldn't provide an exact year of manufacture, was able to confirm what I already knew about it and emailed me scan of a 15 page color marketing brochure from 1978, with photos and specs of all the Hohner models available that year. I'll be happy to email it to anybody who sends me a PM request.

    Cheers,
    Trey
     
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