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Archtop "Huettl" 1956-58

 Built in Germany in the mid-late 50's. Follows the style of German archtop guitars, with 0 fret, pearwood fingerboard, maple neck, and laminated maple and mahogany body.

 They are somewhat smaller than usual guitars, about 15" inches.  It has a 64.5 cm scale, and original bronze frets in their original condition, without wear.

 The bridge is made of bakelite. It is strung with 0.10 steel strings.

 The guitar has a PAF-type pickup with alnico magnets installed, with internal installation up to the female at the end of the body, on one side. Volume and tone control.

 It has been revised and adjusted, and it works very well with a height of 1.5 mm on the first string at 12th fret, crystal clear and very open sound, comfortable to play and tuning well.


After World War II, many displaced instrument makers from Bohemia and Saxony settled in Bubenreuth, Germany, and it became a center of excellence in string instrument making. One of these manufacturers was Wolfgang Hüttl (1921-1995), who founded the Wolfgang Hüttl brand in 1946. Hüttl's wife was the daughter of the owner of the Klier company. The Hüttl company had its own factory with approximately 50 employees, some of whom were homeworkers. Hüttl mainly produced guitars and basses (and mostly acoustic models, but some electric ones).

Archtop "Huettl" (1956-58)

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