The Acoustic Guitar Forum

The Acoustic Guitar Forum (
-   Archtops (
-   -   Help Identify Old Unbranded Archtop Acoustic Guitar (

Gary6563 03-29-2020 05:56 AM

Help Identify Old Unbranded Archtop Acoustic Guitar
Hi All,
Found this old guitar when clearing a house contents, it's unbranded but marked Foreign on the back of the headstock, it's had some old repairs in the past and is looking a bit tired, can anyone identify who the maker might have been? my best guess is Hofner but I'm no expert.

M Hayden 03-29-2020 01:36 PM

Headstock resembles a Harmony, sort of.

Steve DeRosa 03-29-2020 04:41 PM

Zero fret, full-width block position markers, body contours, neck heel shape, and f-hole size/shape/placement make me think post-war German/East European, possibly a lower-line Hofner - in any event it's not an expensive instrument then or now...

Silly Moustache 03-29-2020 05:33 PM

A great many of these were made post war in the eastern Germany/Czech region. There were many small luthier workshops in the area, and I believe that some were made for or by Hofner and others were made for various other distributors.

MC5C 03-30-2020 05:43 AM

My instinct is not Hofner, only because the neck heel isn't tapered the way Hofners are. But eastern europe is a safe bet.

cmajor9 03-31-2020 01:38 PM

I believe its a basic model Musima, made in East Germany. You can see many photos (and read about the company, but in German here:

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, The Acoustic Guitar Forum

vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=