Dating hohner guitars

21 Aug

Famous harmonicist Borrah Minevitch claimed he sold his design for the chromatic harmonica to Hohner.

In 1964 Hohner released The Beatles Harmonica Kit which was sold in a blister package, much like most Hohner harmonicas nowadays, retailed for .95, and help what Hohner calls "bring about a new popularity upsurge of the Hohner harmonica on both sides of the Atlantic.". Matthias Hohner and a direct descendant in fourth generation and name bearer of the founder Matthias Hohner, was one of the last members of the Hohner dynasty involved in managing the family business, between 19.

The year of manufacture for SE guitars can be determined by the letter prefix prior to the sequence of numbers that follow.

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Many direct descendants of the founder are still active as members of the "Deutsches Harmonika Museum" and the "Hohner'sche Familienverein". Technically named the Marine Band 1896/20 for the year it was introduced and the twenty reeds it possesses, it has been the basis of a number of Hohner's harmonicas over the years.

After the year prefix, these models use a code of "EB", indicating Electric Bass.

The serial number on SE model guitars can be found on the back of the headstock.

Well Im looking for buying my next guitar, after testing a lots of guitars I decided to buy one with p90 mic, Im trying to find a used epi goldtop 56 and its not really easy to find but I dont mind waiting, well yesterday I found someone that its selling a Hohner professional L-90 at the same price, from what he told me its made in Japan in the early 80´s and he changed the mics, the one in the neck its a gibson and the one in the bridge its a Di Marzio, both of them p90.

Well I honestly dont know ANYTHING about the guitar, the type of woods it has or even if the price its ok, not even about the brand, the only thing I know is that they make killer melodicas (my dad owns one)., Hohner its not very known in Argentina I think that its the only model in the city, I can test the guitar since the seller its in the same city, but I would like to know a few things about the guitar before that.