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

  1. FanofJapan

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    Hi Lee,

    Would you be so kind.as to take a clear pic of all the serial numbers, on your HG310.

    Kind regards Steve
     
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    I checked the serial number on my 905. It starts 02xxxx, forgot to right it down. No "p" in front of the serial number. I compared this with my 930 and 950, which do have the "p" in front of the serial number. Just looking around inside the guitars, my 905 seems to look newer, the bracing, wood, writing / stamping of model number and serial number. This could suggest the 905 was made in another factory than the other 900s. My 320 has an "H" in front of the serial number. One thing I noticed with this guitar is that the HOHNER vertical marking on the headstock is larger than any of my other Hohners. The last R extends all the way to the first tuners, low and high E.
     
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    Lee, what does the HOHNER writing look like on the headstock of the 310 with the "H" in front of the serial number? Is it different than your other Hohners?
     
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    Hi Steve,

    I will do that for the two I still have. I think an older post on Vintage Hohner Acoustic Guitars also has a list of the serial numbers of my 900 series guitars.

    Not very good photos but here they are. Tried two photos of the latest 310.

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    Steve, here is a better picture of the serial number of the 310 LE.
     

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    Greg, all of my 900 series serial numbers start with a P. The P is sometimes smudged.
    I have seen 905s with many differences. Larry and I have 905s with volutes carved differently than other 905s and other model 900s. They also have hexagon shaped tuners. Our necks are bound like the body but I have seen unbound necks on 905s. I have seen different size branding on 900 series guitars. Some 900s have lots of glue residue inside and others clean as can be. All that, and three distinctly different groups of serial numbers lead me to believe there were at least three different builders, maybe more (just don’t know who they were).

    My 320 has no H, it is all numbers.
     
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    Greg,

    I am sending you pictures of headstock. The only HOHNER font that extends to the high and low e tuners is the one on my 370.

    The order should be two 310, then 320, 340 and 370.

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    I have a question. The label says 08583 while the branded serial is P91928. Which is the real serial #? I want to update the sheet. BTW, I have attached a print out of the serial number sheet for information I have.
     

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    Hi Bill,
    Those are two separate guitars. The 310 LE has the serial number on a tape attached to the label. There is the letter H above the 08583.
    The other I just got and the number is P91928.

    I looked at the serial number sheet and came up with quite a few corrections and additions needed. I will call you, email, or message you with those.
     
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    Hi Bill and Greg.

    Thanks for the heads up on the 310 and 905. We have to look every day because those 940 guitars will go quickly when they are listed.
     
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    Thanks Lee, I got confused. I will double check this against the sheet and I can add your new 310 to the list as well. Does it have any numbers on the neck block?
     
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    I’m thinking of selling some guitars. No, not any of my Hohners, so if you were about to be shocked, or perturbed…or hopeful…well, don’t be. :twisted:

    But in a roundabout way, one of my Hohners is involved. The guitars I’m considering selling are a couple of my acoustic/electrics. For acoustic/electric gigs, I most often use my Logan Custom acoustic/electric tele, and I consider a couple of other of my a/e guitars as back-ups to that Logan. What I’d like to do is mod my Hohner HG-905 to be my back-up for the Logan.

    I don’t want to do any radical mods to it to make it gig-friendly. I’m even considering going with an end pin/jack that doesn’t require drilling a bigger hole. I know I’ve read about such end pin jacks, but I don’t know make or model numbers. So I need to do some research.

    Which leads to this post. For those of you that have turned an old Hohner acoustic into an acoustic/electric, what kind of pickup did you go with? What mods, if any, did they require? Or, if you bought one equipped that way, what does it have in it?

    To date, I’ve never done that with any of my guitars. Of course, I’ve watched various demo/review videos of acoustics equipped with soundhole pickups, but my own experiences of seeing and hearing them are quite limited.
     
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    Hey Larry, Lee has a 905 with a pickup. Have you considered that? It looks really nice.
     
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    Bill, thanks for the thought (I saw your PM/conversation as well), but I've got a 905, and for that matter, I got it from Lee. No bluegrass pickin' guit' picker ever picked a louder banjo-killin' geetar than this 905 I have. There will likely be some jams or very small gigs where I don't have to plug in at all, and this 905 would do the job with room to spare.

    But I actually want to mod mine. I just don't want to do anything too intrusive. I don't want to cut a hole in the side to put in one of those preamp system "bricks." And if I can get by without even enlarging the bridge pin hole, so much the better.
     
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    Hi Larry,

    Bill told you about the HG-905 I have with a pickup installed. I have several other Hohner guitars that came with endpin pickup mods. The HG-905 mod is also endpin mod but quite different. I have not removed it to see if the hole was enlarged, nor have I researched the pickup model. I did plug in to see if it works and seems to do fine. Unpluged it is louder than all my other 900 series guitars, just like any 905 I have played.
    The model is: D-Tar lock n load wave length pickup/18v preamp.
    When you turn the large knob to unlock a battery holder slides out to change battery for the preamp.

    I will include pictures. It is a very nice guitar. The owner could not play anymore so had a friend that owns a pawn shop sell it for him. I stopped in Bountiful, Utah for the night on my way to visit my son in Mancos, CO and went into that pawn shop. I did not need another 905 but left the shop with it anyway. Ironically, Bill had posted a link ,to that shop a short time before, but I just happened to stop for the night in that town and drove by that shop. I can’t seem to stay out of antique stores and pawn shops.

    If you are interested, I would be willing to trade straight across.

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    Larry,

    I just googled the pickup. Lots of info. The end pin hole is enlarged. Looks like a quality unit.
     
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    That's a nice 905. Might be the way to go. There seems to be a consistency with the 905. Haven't heard of a bad one.
     
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    BTW Lee, how do you get an 18v system with what looks like two AAs?
     
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