Older Hohner HS 35 - a great guitar, never sold many in the USA...

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  1. old mark

    old mark Senior Member

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    I just saw an ad for a used mid 1980's 335 type guitar, MIK and sold by Hohner, an HS35...it's mostly maple laminate body and a mahogany neck with a scarf joint headstock, and GOTOH sealed tuners, a standard TOM type bridge and tailpiece...2 humbucker pickups, designed for this guitar by Kent Armstrong...not the hottest humbuckers, but mellow and tone-y...I heard a couple of demos like this -



    and this...



    And found one for sale on Reverb and bought it...after a go-round with UPS, I got it last week, and after playing it, I am selling my Epiphone 335 types - one is already gone.
    There are maybe 3 of these for sale online at any one time, I guess they were not imported to the US in any great numbers...but they are the closest thing I have played to a Gibson 335, and at least $1200 less money...
     
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    I remember seeing a blonde one hanging in a store eons ago. It was stunning. I've wanted one ever since. Good to know they're good guitars.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    I've owned an played a Solidbody Hohner from that famous korean area (~1985) for more than 25 years

    to be honest, the 110€ Indonesian Epi SG-Special has better craftmanship :thumb:
     
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    I really don't agree with that "slightly less than Epiphone quality" comment...I'm selling my last Epiphone Sheraton since I got the Hohner. I will probably keep the Epi 335 PRO, just for the coil splitters...
     

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