Mine will probably fail in comparison to some of yours. But also can’t find a definite year. Hohner’s website says you have to email them with a detailed description for archives. I’ve tried a few times. Most I can dig up Is early to mid 1970’s
I love her. Got her stupid cheap (may be actual value. Couldn’t find another around) but she sure sounds good. She’s kept in Nashville Tuning.
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@Midgetje94 the guitar I've had the longest is my Hohner G-940, made in Japan in the early 1980s and bought new the spring of 1983.
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But the oldest guitar (which I've only had for a little over a year) is my MiC (Made in Chicago) Harmony Broadway U954 archtop guitar. It's a 1953, and so am I; it's my birthyear guitar.
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Oh, and BTW, since you mentioned Nashville tuning, I have a Wechter parlor guitar that was made from the ground up to be a Nashville-tine/high string guitar, from the parlor size, the thinness of the top, the bracing, the cut of the nut, everything designed for Nashville-tuned playing.
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The oldest instrument I own was passed on to me by my father-in-law when he passed away twenty years ago. He bought it new circa 1932-33 and played it in what he called a "hillbilly band" as a teenager. From the little research that I've done on it, I believe it was made by the Regal company in Chicago as their cheaper version of a Dobro.
The instrument that I've owned the longest is my 1970 Gibson Hummingbird. Got it for my 19th birthday, and it's been with me for 51 years so far.