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Hohner Owners

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

  1. leftcoastarborist

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    Guilty as charged.
    I feel like I am under house arrest.
    I am going to blame my last two guitar purchases on having too much time to look for Hohner guitars.

    Still looks for the HG-370
     
  2. envirodat

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    Yeah, feeling the house arrest too. With the pictures, look at it this way, for those who are collectors it lets us common folk live vicariously through your postings. I wouldn't call it guitar porn. I would call it helping to educate everyone on the guitars and how they are made and why they are what they are. I know for me I have learned a ton from Larry and Lee. Still a village idiot on how they are made but at least I'm not the biggest idiot anymore. :)

    I was impressed you saw right away that the saddle was low. I wouldn't have thought of that and I had to go out and look at the pictures. Speaking of pictures, I need to update my profile to show the 3 that I have now. So I better practice what I ask of others. With the guitars I do have, Lee has posted pictures on the HS-40 and the HG-25 which I got from him. My HG-300 has a lot of pictures as well here.

    On that 320, the inlays looked really nice.
     
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    Hi Bill.
    I hope what I told Paul about pictures being way off on detail is true in the case of the 320 and 950. It certainly has been on some of my other guitars. That is another risk of online purchases that we have to accept or take a pass on the instrument. I have been lucky so far.

    If I change my avatar picture to show all my Hohner guitars there will need to be a size change. Maybe I will show the 940 and 950 then add the 370 when I get it.

    Lee
     
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    Question for the group. Does anyone have a 12 string Hohner? They seem to be a less popular guitar. I personally have never played one but was wondering if others have and have one.
     
  5. Rockin Gramps

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    I own 3 - 2 jumbos and 1 dreadnaught. Love playing them an the harmonica at the same time. especially good when accompanying someone else playing their 6 string. i.e., America’s - “Lonely People” is a fun song. So many great songs written & performed with 12 strings. Imagine they will make a come back one day.

    posted pics a while back but here goes again:

    Hohner 12 strings from L-R:
    G-912 HG-701 HG-731 E1447D26-6AA9-4ADE-A439-87D494FB70D5.jpeg
     
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    Thanks Rockin Gramps! They are beautiful! Well I kept my word to update my avatar. Those are my three. The HG-300 and HG-25 sit in the office where I play them each day after work. The HS-40 is in the living room and I play with it in the morning and during lunch.

    Someone coincidentally asked if I had a stress ball with the virus stuff working from home and all. I responded I have been working from home for over 12 years and I don't need a stress ball. I got something much better and I sent them the picture of the guitars. I am guessing if I was at place like yours or Lees, or Larry's with the guitars you have I would be as calm as can be.

    Now I am wondering, should I get a 12 string? will have to search :)
     
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    7F4E8E46-A7C1-4927-B382-85C8D374BDC0.jpeg America “Lonely People” for those interested...
     
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    Hi not been here for a while, lots going on.

    I just wanted to say, about 2 years ago someone was selling a hg370. I asked him to take a pic of the inside sides and he confirmed it definitely had solid back and sides. There were support strips on the inside, only found on solid guitar's. Wish i kept the picture....it was different to the catalogue pic as it had 'limited edition ' in silver on the fretboard. It maybe that there are 2 versions possibly?
     
  9. leftcoastarborist

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    Rockin Gramps.
    A member of Vintage Hohner Acoustic Group had a HG-912 for sale a short while ago for $800.00. He is in South Africa. I think CITES should no longer be an issue since sides and back are ovhangol instead of rosewood. My first 950 cost about $250.00 to get to the US but was “carry on” by an individual and then shipped across US to me. Not sure what direct shipping would be. I will get his info and get back to you.

    Steve (FanofJapan).
    Thank you for that info on the 370. I am still pursuing that guitar.
    Not sure if you have checked Vintage Hohner Acoustic Group today but I posted a question to you on that site.
    Hope all is well with you.

    Lee
     
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    On the"low" saddle. If the guitar is stable (should be after 30-50 yrs) and one keeps a reasonable humidity level and the relief and action are good then it's ALL good. That a lot of ifs...that said there was a little left and you can always shave the bridge...but probably none of us mere mortals want to go that far, including but not limited to a neck reset...
    One thing I REALLY want to attempt and perfect is a refret. That opens up a lot of clunkers to be made whole again.
     
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    Rockin Gramps and Bill.

    I mixed up your posts. I thought after replying in a hurry that you had one or more Rockin Gramps. Well for Bill then, if you read my reply, I have now messaged Peter Wyness of the Vintage Hohner Acoustic Group to see if he still has his HG-912 that he decided to sell. He may have already sold it and may not respond. There is a HG12L like Paul’s on eBay. Looks like it may have some issues with action. That may be easy enough to deal with unless it involves a neck reset.

    Lee
     
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    Thanks Lee. I usually stay away from FB so I forget about the vintage Hohner Acoustic Group. I know you and I have been PM on guitars and I was going to ask if you had any 12 strings and what information you had about them.

    Rockin Gramps, which of the 12 string guitars (G-912 HG-701 HG-731) do you feel plays and sounds the best?
     
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    Hi Paul.
    I hope it is all photo stuff but we should know more tomorrow. Both the 320 and 950 are supposed to be here then.
    If anything difficult needs to be done I will let a professional take care of it. I collect guitars really well but do not repair or play them worth a darn.

    If you find a HG302S or a HG-370 you are not going after please let me know. From another site I found out there were red and green versions of the 302 guitar with different graphics. Never saw any pictures though.
    Lee
     
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    Oh, man! I'm hearing Gordon Lightfoot and John Denver in my head just looking at those 12s!
     
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    Bill,
    The only 12 string I own is the recently acquired 912. It needs a pick guard so I will not play it until that happens. I have the pick guard but cannot have it installed until we come out of lockdown. The shops are all closed. I can’t even get a haircut, which I badly need!
    I actually ordered a 701 on Reverb awhile back but it was poorly packaged and destroyed in shipping. No problem with refund.
    Lee
     
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    Bill,
    I just heard from Peter Wyness in South Africa. He now has 2 912s. One is for sale at $800.00. No idea on shipping.
    He is the guy that has 3 920s and a 950 as well.
    Lee
     
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    IMO - I’d have to say either of the jumbos 701 / 731 over the 912, not that the 912 doesn’t sound really good. But the jumbos with a very light guitar pick sound best with a big bright sound. I keep the 701 tuned one full step down on all strings which sounds great and use a harmonica in the key of C. The 731 I keep in standard tuning and use a harmonica in the key of G.
     
  18. leftcoastarborist

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    I have four of the jumbos in 6 string. They really project well. I imagine that the 701 and 731 would be less expensive to purchase than the 912.

    Which one will we find first for Bill? I kinda like the idea of finding guitars for other people and helping them spend their money.
     
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    Wow, professional guitar collectors helping me spend money on a good guiatar! Love it. Less expensive is sadly the state I am in with 2 kids in college at the moment. For those who remember Ross Perot with the quote of the great sucking sound, he must have recalled what it was like to put kids through school.

    With your 3 12 strings Rockin Gramps, if you get stir crazy, you should post a short audio of each playing the same song to see if people can identify which is which like lavrgs did with on post 1435 with his Martin and the Hohner. He gave the answer in 1459.
     
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    There'a really nice looking HG805 on Reverb.
    Electric hollowbody in antique violin finish.
    Just dropped the price $300.
    Slight concern on the neck heel. Looks like it took a shock at sometime but it appears it may be finish only at this point. Little prep, superglue, sanding and buffing..should be good as new.
     
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