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Given a guitar by Grandpa

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Coxon2323, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Poster Extraordinaire

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    I'm about to be a grandpa and I only play electric...
     
  2. Coxon2323

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    He played electric, this guitar hasn't been touched since the mid 80's. That's what makes it so cool.
     
  3. Ringo

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    Set neck or bolt on neck? It looks to be in very good condition.
    Cool axe w family history enjoy it!
     
  4. TELE_BLUES

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    Make sure to get a pi of the 3 of you
     
  5. Zepfan

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    My Arbor guitar from the late 80's. Orange Arbor.jpg
     
  6. Platefire

    Platefire Friend of Leo's

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    I'm a Grandpa by 12 count. This is the guitar my Grandpa played that I inherited back in the 70's. Platefire

    BTW---your picture would not open up, so I couldn't view them to offer an opinion

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    Pics not working.
     
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    Is your Grandpa's name Mick Jones?
     
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    I remember a bunch of those hanging in Runzo's Music in Dublin, CA back in the late '70s. Cool.
     
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    No pics. did Grandpa change his mind?
     
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  11. Honest Charley

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    I wish I was a grandpa.. :(
     
  12. studio1087

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    Great story. What a blessing.
     
  13. Coxon2323

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    Hopefully these pics will work

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    With my Classic player 60's strat

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    All 4 of my electrics. From left to right, Mexican telecaster, Gibson Les Paul Studio, Strat Player 60s and the Hohner

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  14. Coxon2323

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    This Hohner plays just as well as my Gibson Les Paul, has anyone else played a copy that was just as good as the real thing?
     
  15. Old Deaf Roadie

    Old Deaf Roadie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Nothing wrong with Hohner guitars, just not as popular in America as Fender & Gibson. Legend has it that Prince's Telecasters were Hohners, and legend has it that he would buy almost any he would find on tour. BB King was that way with Lab Series amps.
     
  16. Coxon2323

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    I definitely speak up for them, there are so many brands out there that are underrated and are just waiting to be discovered.
     
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    That Hohner looks fine. Congratulations! Something to Treasure from your family history. Platefire
     
  18. Coxon2323

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    Thanks yes, it is sweet as a nut.
    Have you ever been surprised by a guitar that you thought was going to be budget rubbish but wasn't?
     
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    I don’t see many of the Arbors but the Hohner “ Professional Series “ Fender clones are fairly common, and quite nice if a bit heavy..Are they “ as good as...” well that is subjective, but with a set up they should serve most players well. I also find most Yamaha guitars to be good players, and very reasonable second hand.
     
  20. Coxon2323

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    Yes I agree with Yamaha, I have 2(both acoustic) and they are good guitars for the money.
    I have never played an electric one though...
    I'am just so surprised at how this hohner sounds, also the Arbor series Hohner's appear to be quite rare too.
    Ahwell, you know what they say, they don't make guitars like they used too!
     
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