Hohner L59

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  1. winger

    winger Member

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    Here are some pics of two Lester copies I have.
    They're made by Hohner, model # is L59 (yeah right....:rofl:)
    Strange thing is that, allthough they are supposed to be the same,
    you can still play a game of "look for the 10 differences".

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  3. classic

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    The left one is soooo nice ... :applause:
    ... very subtle flame ... :)

    Do they have solid tops or laminated ones ???
     
  4. winger

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    They're a bit in between actually. About 1/4" thick maple. Luckily it's no photoflame :applause:.
    The cherry one also has a nice flame. But unfortunately it's not as visible from all angles.
     
  5. classic

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    Sorry for ignoring the 'CHERRY' ... but I don't like red guitars and I've got fed up with all the 'Cherry red' I've noticed in the past ... :wtf:
    It's just my personal taste ... no need to discuss it further ... :hippie:
     
  6. winger

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    No problem. The cherry isn't my favourite anyway.... ;)
     
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    awesome! :applause:

    i like the darkburst one :wave:

    :thumb: thumbs up :thumb:

    :p

    :hippie:
     
  8. winger

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    Here's some more info on them :

    Finish Tobacco burst, medium weight, mahogany body with maple top, mahogany neck.
    Manufactured in Korea, chrome hardware, Gotoh tuners, pickups of unknown origin (Gotoh ?), pretty hot in character.

    Finish Cherry burst, heavy weight, mahogany body with maple top, mahogany neck.
    Manufactured in Korea, gold plated hardware, tuners of unknown origin, pickups (designed by) Kent Armstrong, PAF'ish in character. (I took the covers off.)
     
  9. cn679

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    I had a Hohner L75 for years, was my main guitar. It was a lot like the L59 but with a bolt on neck and either an all mahogany body or a walnut top (I think.) It was always a really good playing guitar. Felt ok and sounded really good... and reliable.
     
  10. winger

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    Agreed....to a point. One of these is a beauty to play. The other one is a lemon (for my taste). It's the ancient rule again : every guitar is unique.
     
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    Since this thread is dedicated to Hohner guitars, does anyone know anything about the earlier Hohner LP copies? They have a 4 diamond inlay on the headstock and Hohner is inlaid in cursive at the headstock. I've tried to find info on them on the net, but there is just not too much out there. I've been trying to figure out if they are FujiGen or Matumoku or Terada. Anyone have one of these or know anything about them?
     

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    love the one on the right..very nice.
     
  13. jo07

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    i haved a black hohner it was my first guitar now i got a lespaul classic vintagesunburst ... the left one is my favorite i don't like red one
     
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    really? made in korea? what year?
     
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    yes korea ,1983
     
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    Hi, a friend of mine has inherited a Hohner L90 Goldtop without serial numbers. Can anyone give me an idea of insurance value of this guitar as from what I can make out this is now a highly collectable guitar as production on these had to cease due to a law suit from Gibson in the early 90's.

    Thanks
     
  17. Bagger Frank

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    winger...Mine is sort of like your dark colored Hohner Professional L59.

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  18. Annoying Twit

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    I'd like to know this too.
     
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    My guitarist has one identical to the Cherry (the one on the right). His still has the pup covers on it though. Man, that thing is heavy!
     
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    Mine is heavy too. I need to put it on a diet. ;)
     

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