Hohner arbor series HG-912 guitar

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  1. tiw68w

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    Hi, I'm new here but I have read all I have searched the web. What I want to know is does anybody know what the back and sides wood is? Hohner lists on it;s brochure they use rosewood, selected mahogany and makassa? Macassar ebony? The closest match I can come to is ovangkol or perhaps curly mahogany. I have on on the way to me. I would be very grateful for anyone that really know and or can point me to a brochure on this 12 string guitar, thanks!
     
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    Back & sides are probably laminated mahogany. Board rosewood, but there's a slight chance they would have used the makassa for the fretboard. I'm not real familiar with these.

    Some good pics might help sort it all out. could be a great guitar. Good luck!
     
  3. Glen Smith

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    I believe it is figured ovangkol.
     
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    Hi thanks for the reply! I would post the pics but it asks for a url. I have them saved on the computer. I think is might be ovangkol too but they never said they used it in the brochure for the arbor series. Macassa? I could find no macassa wood on the net. Macassar ebony yes. Why do you think it is figured ovsangkol?
    I hope it is ovangkol I have never heard one so I'd be interested to see how close it is to rosewood. I went through the same search with my Yairi DY-80 12 string in coral rosewood. I've never heard of that one either and can't really find info on that either. That's what the factory brochure calls it. If I can figure out how to post pics I would both are pretty guitars in my opinion. Where are the Hohner owners Did I get the wrong forum? I,m very new here.
     
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    It sure is a beauty!
     

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    I think so too! I can't tell the grain of the top, but it supposedly is from up your way either Alaska or Canada. What par of Canada are you in?
     
  9. Glen Smith

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    The top is Alaskan Spruce. I am in Eastern Canada and we have black spruce which is used for pulp to make paper and as construction grade lumber.
     
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    Hi Glenn, thank you so much for your reply and info! I am supposed to get the guitar tomorrow. I will post what it sounds like after I get it and check it out.
     
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    PS the guitar in you pic looks pretty nice too! What kind/model is is? What type of wood is it?
     
  12. Glen Smith

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    The guitar in my avatar is a Raven West tele type with a spalted maple top over mahogany and a through neck.
     

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    Very beautiful! Thanks for the big pictures!
     
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    I'd love to feel this neck, where the body starts.
     
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    Yes, It looks like someone did a good job of allowing easy acesss to the top frets and a nice smooth blending into the body. I believe you that it is very comfortable!
     
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    Well I got the guitar and it is very nice, no dents, dings or scratches as the pics show, I think it was the camera. Sounds very nice too. I am still going to contact Hohner and see if they can tell me what the back and sides are although figured ovangkol is leading the pack. If I get any ionfo I will post here for other Hohner owners. I can say thios HG-912 12 string guitar is very hard to get info on!!
     
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