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Old 03-29-2020, 05:56 AM
Gary6563 Gary6563 is offline
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Default 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.

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Old 03-29-2020, 01:36 PM
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Headstock resembles a Harmony, sort of.
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Old 03-29-2020, 04:41 PM
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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...
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Old 03-29-2020, 05:33 PM
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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.
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Old 03-30-2020, 05:43 AM
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My instinct is not Hofner, only because the neck heel isn't tapered the way Hofners are. But eastern europe is a safe bet.
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Old 03-31-2020, 01:38 PM
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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:

http://www.schlaggitarren.de/home.ph...teller&kenn=81
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