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Any knowledge about Korean Hohner guitars?

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I'm eyeballing a nineties Hohner Professional st 59 (strat copy) on a local auction site.

I can't find much info about it. It's made by Cort, and has a maple neck.

I like that it has a modern two point trem, rolling string trees and a graphite nut.

I'd like to know what wood the body is made from and what sort of pickups (ceramic or alnico, actual rods or a bar underneath) and board radius.

Is it better or at least on par with current Squier Standards?

Thanks.

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This guy sure made his Hohner tele copy sound pretty damn good.

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yep. i would totally buy one of the old/original ones if they weren't horrendously overpriced and treated as "vintage."

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@macphisto

Harley Benton (Thomann's house brand) makes an affordable copy of that Prince Tele.

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The Hohners I've seen from that era were made by Samick and Peerless, and quite good. The guitarist in a band I was playing with in the early 2000's got a Hohner ES-335 copy that was very impressive at a silly good price.

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@macphisto

Harley Benton (Thomann's house brand) makes an affordable copy of that Prince Tele.

– Ger (aka Ratrod)

Ger, what's the quality on the Harley Bentons? Because those are silly prices. I imagine they vary. But the one that catches my eye is the Brian May Red Special repro.

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i'll check the Harley Benton out.

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only £152! that's impressive. imma be all over that in November when i'm done with the Great Big September Road Trip and my funding situation calms down. tyvm.

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@Strummerson

I have no personal experience with HB but there's plenty of youtubers who claim that they're really good bang for the buck. I am GASing for their Cabronita but I need a Strat first.

@Parabar

This one has a C serial number first number is a 2. From what I gathered it would have been made by Cort in '92. I have tried a Samick Strat copy once but I didn't like the neck.

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Like several other guitar companies, Hohner likely subbed out solid bodies to Cort and hollows/semis to Samick/Peerless.

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We used to sell Hohners at the music store i worked at in the '90s, some of them were great guitars. I wish i would've snagged a Prinz then. I have this Hohner P bass that looks like its from the early to mid '70s Japan, this thing is killer and rivals any Fender P i've ever played. Wildeman

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Thanks for all the input everybody but I think I'm gonna pass on this one.

I couldn't find any convincing sound clips.

And it's black with a grey perloid pickguard en white pickups and knobs. I couldn't think of a worse color scheme.

I'm afraid it could become a money pit that I'll never bond with.

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If you're looking for an inexpensive Strat-type guitar, check out Stagg. I got this one for $175 brand new (including shipping), and it plays and sounds as good as any Fender I've tried. Admittedly, I'm not a huge Strat guy, so it's not my main guitar, but it does everything I can imagine wanting a Strat to do.

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A slight turn of events.

A bidder retracted his offer. So I put in a bid I feel comfortable with spending, factoring in the costs of a new pickguard and backplate.

Who knows we'll have another NGD thread incoming.


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