NGD(new to me) 1959 Rodebald Hoyer acoustic archtop

Tricone

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Thank goodness. After almost a month wait bc of a mishap in the USPS system, my archtop has arrived. I think it is a keeper.

It is a 1959 Rodebald Hoyer "Rumba" acoustic archtop. I am the third owner. It is all original and the neck has no truss rod and is straight as an arrow.

I am taking it to my guitar repairman Friday and have it given a good set up with light guage Martin Monel strings.

Though it is gig ready now,, I plan on installing a DeArmond Rhythm Chief floating pickup, and a Panique Jazz floating volume control with 1/4" jack. Then a refret and compensated ebony bridge. It will be gig ready then.

I have been over GAS for quite a few years and streamed down every thing in my life. This is guitar #2 to go along with my Mule steel tricone. I have wanted a hand carved, solid wood, archtop guitar by a small shop/ single luthier for 30 years. Finally got a keeper.

It didn't cost thousands either. Well below a $1000 USD insured and shipped. Alot of guitar for the money.

Great for big band, gypsy, 1950's Cool jazz. Avant-garde also.

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Hmmmmm First Act got their head stock idea where? Cool guitar. Most reinforced steel rod necks started in 1959-60 for American made box guitars. Play on.
 

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Stylish and beautiful!!!
How about the acoustic tone?...

The tone is a warm, woody, round tone. Not as full of bass as a lot of American made jazz boxes.
The tone jumps out with good note separation. Not a ton of sustain. A great sounding big band, gypsy jazz, avant-garde, jam guitar.
 




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