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Thread started 11/08/11 1:12pm

osxandy

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It's been a while - show us your Hohners!

Come on people, these beauties are changing hands all the time and I love 'em. So many different looking models, different headstocks, pickguards, colours, woods, everything... so come on & upload a photo of your Hohners [and other P guitars you may have in stock!] lets try to get a good 'ol collection on here.

So here are mine; The Prinz [post fender headstock law suit model] from 1987ish I believe, and TE Prinz from the 90's Both purchased from other collectors over the last few months. The Cloud was my first ever guitar, got it from a dealer in MN for a $few$ but I do love it.

Best wishes to you all.

P.S. Found some very OLD posts about this, so old I can't even 'reply' to them so I wanted to start fresh.

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Reply #1 posted 11/08/11 1:24pm

ColAngus

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i was checkin out the bed for serious stains ...neutral

Colonel Angus may be smelly. colonel angus may be a little rough . but deep down ... Colonel angus is very sweet.
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Reply #2 posted 11/08/11 3:09pm

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Question for Osxandy do you play and play well or do you just collect guitars??? cool

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Reply #3 posted 11/08/11 4:13pm

osxandy

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Astasheiks said:

Question for Osxandy do you play and play well or do you just collect guitars??? cool



hi Astesheiks, good question.....I'm a clasical pianist 1st, been in a few groups playing keys, always strummed a bit on an old spanish guitar we had in the house whilst growing up and can knock out the odd funky riff on my telecaster when the mood takes me, but i would never say I play well.
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Reply #4 posted 11/08/11 4:26pm

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I've been on the lookout for one of the original late 70's issue Hohner Mad Cat Teles or the H.S. Anderson Model as well... They are hard to find & very expensive if they're in good shape...

Which is your favorite of the reissues?

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Reply #5 posted 11/08/11 4:51pm

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DaveG said:

I've been on the lookout for one of the original late 70's issue Hohner Mad Cat Teles or the H.S. Anderson Model as well... They are hard to find & very expensive if they're in good shape...



Which is your favorite of the reissues?



hey DaveG, the one i play the most is the TE Prinz from the 90s, its sooo heavy and carries so much tone with a great action. frankly i'd give them all up for a really good Madcat i agree it's the one to aim for, i will get one eventually. cheers
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Reply #6 posted 11/08/11 9:05pm

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Nice guits man.

I got the same pick as you wink

If you ever feel like donatin' that cloud lemme know... razz

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Reply #7 posted 11/08/11 11:11pm

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MarquessMarq said:

Nice guits man.

I got the same pick as you wink

If you ever feel like donatin' that cloud lemme know... razz

Thanks MarquessMarq, I'll be sure to let you know the second I feel like donatin'

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Reply #8 posted 11/09/11 1:43am

NEFRETIRI

This is mine, only got it in August. It is so heavy.

[img:$uid]http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/5307/hohner.jpg[/img:$uid]
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Reply #9 posted 11/09/11 3:30am

osxandy

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@nefretiri she's a beaut! good to hear the new ones are just as heavy.

....any more out there?

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Reply #10 posted 11/09/11 7:02pm

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osxandy said:

Come on people, these beauties are changing hands all the time and I love 'em. So many different looking models, different headstocks, pickguards, colours, woods, everything... so come on & upload a photo of your Hohners [and other P guitars you may have in stock!] lets try to get a good 'ol collection on here.

So here are mine; The Prinz [post fender headstock law suit model] from 1987ish I believe, and TE Prinz from the 90's Both purchased from other collectors over the last few months. The Cloud was my first ever guitar, got it from a dealer in MN for a $few$ but I do love it.

Best wishes to you all.

P.S. Found some very OLD posts about this, so old I can't even 'reply' to them so I wanted to start fresh.

[Edited 11/8/11 13:25pm]

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[Edited 11/8/11 13:43pm]

I think I just came lol

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Reply #11 posted 11/09/11 7:03pm

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NEFRETIRI said:

This is mine, only got it in August. It is so heavy.

[img:$uid]http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/5307/hohner.jpg[/img:$uid]
By nefretiri at 2011-11-09

How much is something like that? If you don't mind me asking smile

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Reply #12 posted 11/10/11 1:25am

NEFRETIRI

It was $799 but ended up paying one grand with postage to Australia.
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Reply #13 posted 11/10/11 1:41am

osxandy

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@NEFRETIRI .... worth every cent!

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Reply #14 posted 11/10/11 2:14am

NEFRETIRI

It sure is, never thought I would get one. Love it.

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Reply #15 posted 11/10/11 2:45pm

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NEFRETIRI said:

It was $799 but ended up paying one grand with postage to Australia.

I WANT ONE!!! Where did you get it?

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Reply #16 posted 11/10/11 5:21pm

NEFRETIRI

I got it from Amazon biggrin I dont think they have any left but they do sell used ones every now and then or you can try ebay.

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Reply #17 posted 11/10/11 6:17pm

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NEFRETIRI said:

I got it from Amazon biggrin I dont think they have any left but they do sell used ones every now and then or you can try ebay.

I'm afraid to buy something that expensive from sites like that :/ Would you trust ebay?

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Reply #18 posted 11/11/11 12:00am

NEFRETIRI

Depends on the seller, always good to look at their feedback history.
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Reply #19 posted 11/11/11 12:30am

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RuthCass said:

NEFRETIRI said:

I got it from Amazon biggrin I dont think they have any left but they do sell used ones every now and then or you can try ebay.

I'm afraid to buy something that expensive from sites like that :/ Would you trust ebay?


uhh, why would you not be able to trust amazon?

Bogey and Bacall, peanut butter and jelly, Wall being on fucking point, is "classic" dipshit. An iphone is top shelf technology. Get it straight. This thing is 4g. -Wall the great
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Reply #20 posted 11/11/11 1:04am

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eBay has always worked out fine for me, 2 out of the 3 you see in the photos are from eBay, when they arrive, take them apart, clean and shine, and take to your local guitar tech for a complete service and pro set-up, they come back like new! the risk is how good it looks in the photos, 'cos you can always make them work [technically] if you really want one I guess it's a risk i was willing to take.

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Reply #21 posted 11/11/11 4:50pm

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uuhson said:

RuthCass said:

I'm afraid to buy something that expensive from sites like that :/ Would you trust ebay?


uhh, why would you not be able to trust amazon?

Not Amazon, Ebay!

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Reply #22 posted 11/11/11 4:51pm

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osxandy said:

eBay has always worked out fine for me, 2 out of the 3 you see in the photos are from eBay, when they arrive, take them apart, clean and shine, and take to your local guitar tech for a complete service and pro set-up, they come back like new! the risk is how good it looks in the photos, 'cos you can always make them work [technically] if you really want one I guess it's a risk i was willing to take.

Okay smile Thanks a lot, I'm going to look into it!

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Reply #23 posted 11/14/11 11:52am

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Reply #24 posted 11/14/11 12:37pm

osxandy

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@Feelgood; great pic, bass - perfect, and the Telecaaster is very interesting, headstock looks quite 'strat', nice thin 'skunk stripe' and original looking leopard pick guards. How old is it, how long have you had it? nice looking collection. Thanks for posting, we need more posts like this one please people!!!
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Reply #25 posted 11/14/11 12:46pm

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osxandy said:

Come on people, these beauties are changing hands all the time and I love 'em. So many different looking models, different headstocks, pickguards, colours, woods, everything... so come on & upload a photo of your Hohners [and other P guitars you may have in stock!] lets try to get a good 'ol collection on here.

So here are mine; The Prinz [post fender headstock law suit model] from 1987ish I believe, and TE Prinz from the 90's Both purchased from other collectors over the last few months. The Cloud was my first ever guitar, got it from a dealer in MN for a $few$ but I do love it.

Best wishes to you all.

P.S. Found some very OLD posts about this, so old I can't even 'reply' to them so I wanted to start fresh.

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Do u need my address?

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Reply #26 posted 11/15/11 3:02am

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@ osxandy,

Thanks, the Hohner is not a real one. I bought this copy on Ebay, but it didn't look right. So I made a one on one copy of prince's pickguard which really hepled a lot. Also the thin stripe I put on there myself.

The one eyd bass is the same story. Bought a Warwick Thumb 4 snare copy on Ebay. Stripped it, painted it white, and spraypainted the eye on it.

Oh, and both guitars play great too!

The Acoustic guitar is a Dean, which looks just as the Taylor, but for a fraction of the price.........

Cheers! cool

Doc.

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Reply #27 posted 11/15/11 3:44am

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@ Feelgood [Doc]

Now I'm really interested! so you MADE a copy of the pickguard? I've done the same on the Telecaster you see on the right of the cloud in my photo [I cut the shape out by hand using the original as a template guide] But I could never find the proper leopard stock material that you've used. I guess you've used a perpex [plexiglass?] clear pick-guard and added the black paint on the reverse side?

Love it!

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Reply #28 posted 11/15/11 5:34am

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Very good guess osxandy!

Indeed I used some kind of -poly- material (can't remember the exact name). Not plexiglass, because you cannot drill a hole or it will break. I made a photocopy of the original pickguard and flipped it to the other side (mirrorside). I drew, and cut out simple tape for every spot that needs to be transparent (count them, haha!). Then I spraypainted the backside black. Let it dry and remove all the pieces of tape. Voila! It is practically a one-on-one copy smile Getting it all fit on the guitar was the hardest part. All in all, this is a good replica for a fair amount of money........

Cheers,

Doc.

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Reply #29 posted 11/15/11 5:47pm

leonche64

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Shamika Wallace by Bolt Action SZ, on Flickr

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Shamika's head by Bolt Action SZ, on Flickr

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Shamika by Bolt Action SZ, on Flickr

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Shamika by Bolt Action SZ, on Flickr

This is not a Hohner, but it is Prince inspired. When Josh Dunham was playing bass for Prince, he used a Ritter Roya. Jens Ritter is a boutique luthier from Germany that hand builds a limited number of instruments each year. He was so impressed with Josh that he offered to buld him a custom design from the ground up. This is what they came up with. It is named "Cora", after Joshes wife, who was the drummer for Prince at the time.

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