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Hohner Owners

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

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    If anyone is looking to get into 12 string, that's the guitar to get. I was seriously looking at it (looks good and great price) but I can't bite the bullet yet on a 12 string. I'm sure I'll regret it later.
     
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    It does look nice! I tried and failed trying to play a 12 string. I say if you have the skills go for it!
     
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    Music-Go-Round seems to be a good source to check for a variety of guitars. They have had quite a few Hohner brand recently.
     
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    Hi all,

    It has been quiet for awhile so I am posting pictures of a HG-310.

    This 310 has some differences in build than my other 310 and the one I used to own.
    The 310 I recently sold had a round tan label marked Limited Edition but no serial number, and the headstock scalloped.
    My other 310 has a rectangular label marked Limited Edition and has a serial number, the wood block with Hand Crafted for Hohner and flat headstock.
    The 310 I just got this week has no label but everything branded on braces including serial number just like the 900 series. The bridge and pickguard are the same shape as the 900 series. Also unusual is the scalloped headstock because the guitar was purchased new in 1978 by the seller. Other 300 series seem to have flat top headstock if built before 1980. Interestingly, the 900 series guitars all have scalloped headstock.
    The center seam of the bottom of body by the end pin uses same material as the binding, unlike the others.

    I am fairly certain all three of these HG-310 guitars were built in different factories.

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    Lee, look inside and check the top bracing - you need a mirror and light. Interesting to see if the bracing is scalloped. It seems to have some characteristics of the 900 series.
     
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    I need to post some pictures of my 320. I've been busy with the guide. Also, I should post the same pictures of my 310 (your old one) for comparison. I'all try to get the same pictures you have. Next few days.
     
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    BTW, I sent environdat (Bill) a draft preface for the guide and a picture of John Denver playing a Hohner! Never saw that picture before.
     
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    I am looking forward to reading and adding the preface to the document. I have started the 700 section but house projects have taken time away (wallpaper is evil if you ask me. Did Dante put that in his book as one of the levels of hell for getting that stuff off the walls?) I do have a question for the Hohner group, what is different about the HG-200 that are on Reverb that are asking such a high price? I thought the 370 and 900s were the best of the series. The guitar does look nice (https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=Hohner HG 200)
     
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    Greg,
    The 310 in the last post does not have scalloped bracing or a volute. It is very much like the 900 build in the areas I posted.

    Bill,
    I have messaged both owners of the HG-200 guitars several times with no response.
    The serial numbers on both have stamped metal tags like my 370. In fact, the numbers are not far off from each other, and not far off my 370.
    I think they are solid top with laminate back and sides but no good interior pictures. Probably built in same factory as the 370, possibly Terada.
    Something strange with both listings.They do not respond to messages and both have shipping listed at, or more than price of guitar.
     
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    Greg,

    Could you please post that picture of John Denver on this main page?
    Thanks.
     
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    As Lee and I have discussed, there is something funny with the hg-200 listings, like they don't want to sell to anybody. Maybe only someone in particular. Looks like a scheme to smuggle something besides a guitar using reverb as a cover. Will you pay $1950 for a hg-200 with shipping at $2000? Also odd that both guitars are hg-200s. I will post the John Denver picture shortly, once I get on my laptop.

    I feel for you Bill. Hanging wallpaper is my least favorite thing to do. That's why the wife always did it and even she won't do it anymore!
     
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    John Denver with a Hohner.jpg
     
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    Looks to be a 300 series model?
     
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    Thanks for posting that Greg.
    Where did you find the picture?
     
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    I think I just googled John Denver Hohner guitar and it popped up in the images. I'd like to find more. Denver played a variety of guitars, probably whatever sounded and played good. I always liked the all Koa Taylor he played.
     
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    Hi Steve,

    The seller is sure he bought this guitar new in 1978. The serial number is P91928.

    Here are a few reasons I think the guitar was made in a factory that built at least some of the 900 series guitars for Hohner. Bridge and pickguard are identical to the 900 series. Lack of label, with everything, including serial number, branded on bracing. Side seam at lower bout has same style as 900 series. All of the 900 series have scalloped top headstock, regardless of year built.

    Another reason, and why I think serial number groups indicate different manufacturers, is that the serial number is only 119 different than one of my HG-905 guitars and completely different than the other two HG-310 guitars I have owned. One (recently sold) had round label and no serial number, scalloped headstock. Another that I own has rectangular label with flat headstock (11 78 stamp) with serial number H08583.
    All of my 900 series guitars serial numbers are preceded with the letter P and range from 00843 to 91809. There are three distinctive groups of numbers unless one is to believe they built 91,809 or more 900 series guitars, and I highly doubt that.
     
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    Some interesting pictures:

    The first is a HG-318. Notice the maple inlays on the bridge. Had not seen that before.

    The second is a note to Hohner regarding a discrepancy in the Historical Guitar List.

    The third is a picture of Bucky Barretts HG-360. He also has a HG-805, as well as a HG-930.

    The fourth is a picture of Bucky Barrett advertising a acoustic pickup while playing a 900 series Hohner guitar ( probably the HG-930 ).

    Reverse the order for picture number - just how they load from my gallery. 4A850852-5249-4772-98EC-4D82DA18C281.jpeg 0BF6ADF0-26CF-49C2-8296-759769C44D41.jpeg 398416D6-37BA-46C3-84C5-B23E6682E2D7.jpeg C9757CB5-1B7D-464C-B71C-DBB388BFB626.jpeg
     
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    That picture of Bucky’s guitar by itself should have read 860, not 360.
     
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