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toxophilite 05-31-2019 11:28 PM

Anyone seen one of these before?
 
Allegedly a late 50s Fasan high end model made specifically for the North American Market.
Beautiful sounding archtop. Solid carved spruce top Flame maple back and sides, 5 piece neck, ebony board with very interesting geometric MOP markers. Soundhole annnd F-holes. HUGE frets ,strangely teutonic tuners and giant fat neck which feels good in the hand regardless. Lots' of unsual yet clearly German design features.
https://i.imgur.com/cLfnHTd.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Q9EKneD.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/f9fjmCi.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/X658VM0.jpg

RJVB 06-01-2019 02:57 AM

I'm guessing that's a laminate back, not a solid, one-piece back?

Some would say that the finish (colours) looks very German indeed ;)

toxophilite 06-01-2019 10:36 AM

Oh the Guitar is definitely German. I was curious if anyone had seen another one like it. The fellow I contacted at Hofner helped identify it. I would say judging from the exactly matching flame on the inside of the back and the one crack it has in the side that the back and sides are solid maple for sure.


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