Vintage German/ Eastern European Guitars.

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Tricone got me interested in the old German guitars, I live not far from where they were mostly built. I've started threads about them and posted pics, but I'll post them in this thread again.

Framus Strato Deluxe 1965
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Framus Atlantik 6 1965, with the fake F-hole.
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Höfner 4600 E2/V 1967
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I had this 1958 Neubauer for a little while but traded it for the Strato
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Very cool find. Is that the original "coffin" case also?
Yes! So far as me and my local tech can tell, the only thing that’s been replaced is the bridge. The case even has the original hardware; it’s just missing its lining…which appeared to be something like burlap based on a few bits that remain.
 

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Yes! So far as me and my local tech can tell, the only thing that’s been replaced is the bridge. The case even has the original hardware; it’s just missing its lining…which appeared to be something like burlap based on a few bits that remain.
That is something you don't see very often. You did good @Unionjack515. May you both have many healthy and happy years of making music together.
 

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This is a brilliant restoration, a serious labor of love. The description has a lot of good information on the vinyl guitar coverings

 

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And the winner of the "Most-vaguely-guitar-shaped-guitar" goes to...
The Hofner Razorwood!

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"Hey Franz, what should we do for a new guitar shape?"
"Don't know, Hans. Maybe make it like a cutting board so if they get bored with the guitar, it'll still be useful?"
Here's an actual German cutting board, made of local cherry 😅

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Wonder If we can string it up 🤔
 
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I ordered this one when I was 20 and living in Germany in 1968. The catalog version had staple pickups, so they were what I was expecting but when it arrived, the production line was fitting the blade ones. Shown with the spring and arm for the Hofner vibrato removed. At the time, I could have also bought a matching Beatle bass for about $125 or so, have regretted that ever since.

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And the winner of the "Most-vaguely-guitar-shaped-guitar" goes to...
The Hofner Razorwood!

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"Hey Franz, what should we do for a new guitar shape?"
"Don't know, Hans. Maybe make it like a cutting board so if they get bored with the guitar, it'll still be useful?"
I'd totally play that if I had one. I like the shape.
 




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