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Hopf thinline 335 style (1960-63).

  It is a guitar, built in Germany by "Hopf" in the early 60s.

  Pine top, maple and mahogany laminate back and sides,. Rosewood fingerboard with binding, and double cutaway.

  Pastlla  Schaller 4572 single coil with Alnico full bar, without adjustable poles, from the late 60s. They were the same ones used by Hofner, in similar models.

  Schaller supplied hardware to many German builders in the 1960s and 1970s.

  Tuning pegs updated to a better mechanism, sealed and lubricated. Bakelite nut. The pickups are on a Bakelite frame that allows height adjustment, without pickguard.

  Not all the pieces are original, in this case we cannot guarantee that the body, neck and other pieces correspond to the same guitar.

  Perhaps for a collector it is not of great interest, but it is still a properly restored and well adjusted vintage guitar, which is very easy to play and sounds very good, keeping the tuning on all frets.

  It has a vibrato bridge, Hopf original that works well, bigsby style.

  The guitar is totally hollow like a Jazz guitar, it has no block inside the body.

  All hardware is chrome steel, including the complete tuner, without plastic buttons.

  It is in a very good condition, and working well. It has been completely revised and adjusted as necessary to ensure proper operation.

  Frets  Original steel that have been reconditioned, polished and hydrated fingerboard.

  Very comfortable to play, 2 mm at the 12th fret. Tune and octave well in all positions.

It has a great sound, without hum or fiddling. It is strung with 0.10 steel


HOPF: Family of instrument makers is the Klingenthal violin maker, Caspar Hopf, who was born in 1669 as a member of the Graslitzer violin makers. Caspar Hobe (1655-1716) was born, son of the mining engineer Christoph Hobe, who moved from Hamburg to Vogtland in 1650. But only the eponymous son of Caspar Hopf (1650-1711) coined the brand "Hopf". Since then, crafts have always passed from father to son. Only in the 19th century was this family tradition interrupted due to the early death of August Hermann Hopf (1859-1884). But Ernst Max Hopf (1882-1956) learned the profession of rope maker and founded the E. Max Hopf company in Zwota in Klingenthal in 1906. His son Willy Hopf (1906-1990) took over the company in 1932 and, Together with his brother Wolfgang, he joined the company as an instrument building city. Until 1948, the Hopf family lived in the Klingenthal / Markneukirchen area of Saxony. For political reasons, the family moved before the founding of the GDR and the imminent


Hopf thinline 335 style (1960-63)

650,00 €Price
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