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  • Hohner L-59 Professional(Les Paul copy).

    Just got this online.It's a Hohner L-59 Professional. I think it was made in the 80s?Hope it looks as good in person



    One chord is fine. Two chords is pushing it.
    Three chords and you're into jazz
    - Lou Reed

  • #2
    Cool guitar! Is that made in Japan?

    There was a big ****************storm of a thread involving one of these in HCAF, lol. DOnt read it.
    Originally Posted by guitarmandp


    But I really don't give ****************, I have money to make and I'm wasting my time playing on a message board.

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    • #3
      I have their HS35 semi hollow, a truly excellent guitar.

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      • #4
        knob placement looks a bit wonky, but the stripes look nice.
        —-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, friend.

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        • #5
          Cool guitar! Is that made in Japan?

          There was a big ****************storm of a thread involving one of these in HCAF, lol. DOnt read it.


          lol yep don't even want to get started with that here....

          How is the neck profile on the guitar?
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          • #6
            Thanks! I haven't gotten it yet,bought it online.
            One chord is fine. Two chords is pushing it.
            Three chords and you're into jazz
            - Lou Reed

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            • #7
              Out of curiosity... links to the ****************storm?
              - Gibson ES-335
              - Gibson Hummingbird
              - Fender Strat MIM
              - Ovation Tangent & Tangent Bass
              - Vox AC15C1 - British Racing Green

              F-Holes







              Originally Posted by GreatDane


              the player plays, but the instrument should inspire.

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              • #8
                It's in the "Amps" forum

                Below are some bigger photos I found on the internet of another 80s Hohner L-59 just so you can see what it looks like.







                One chord is fine. Two chords is pushing it.
                Three chords and you're into jazz
                - Lou Reed

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                • #9
                  IIRC Magazine reviews put the quality a little lower than the Epi of the day an similar to Aria and Tanglewood equivalents. I think that's a 90s model, but could be wrong.
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                  • #10
                    Thanks,I think the the 90s version had slightly different headstock inlays like the ones below.



                    This the 95 catalog



                    This is the 86 catalog

                    One chord is fine. Two chords is pushing it.
                    Three chords and you're into jazz
                    - Lou Reed

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                    • #11
                      Thanks,I think the the 90s version had slightly different headstock inlays like the ones below.



                      This the 95 catalog



                      This is the 86 catalog



                      I still have that entire '86 catalog. I got it when I bought my '87 Hohner G2T.
                      You can't always write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say, so sometimes you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream.
                      Frank Zappa

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                      • #12
                        I never thought Fuzztone and I would own the same guitar, but I actually owned one of those about 10 years ago.

                        Mine was pretty heavy, but I liked it a lot.
                        Harold Horatio Heckuba (Triple H)

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                        • #13
                          I never thought Fuzztone and I would own the same guitar, but I actually owned one of those about 10 years ago.

                          Mine was pretty heavy, but I liked it a lot.


                          Yea, but I bet you don't own the creepy dolls and pics...


                          Nevermind.


                          Cool guitar. I'd love to see pics with creepy do-


                          Nevermind.

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                          • #14
                            So what else sits on the Couch of Mystery this week?
                            NEWB since '09.

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                            • #15
                              IIRC Magazine reviews put the quality a little lower than the Epi of the day an similar to Aria and Tanglewood equivalents. I think that's a 90s model, but could be wrong.


                              I certainly remember the model being available into the 90s when I first started playing. It was one of those glossy, shiny guitars I used to look at in (I think) the Grattans catalogue (waiting for mother to leave the room so I could turn to the lingerie pages, no doubt ), back when they all looked cool and the same. whether the American Standard Stratocaster or the Squier by Sunn Mustang.... Ah, happy days. From memory, based on reviews and price band, I'd say they were an equivalent of the Vintage brand Lespaulalikes that come in at about a ton below an Epi Standard these days. Any single example may or may not be an Epibeater, though old Hohners seem to now be picking up a little bit of the collector mojo. Some models more tha others: I regularly see their Eighties era licensed Steiney copies fetch more on eBay than Steinberger's own Spirit line.
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