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Hopf thinline "Allround" model (1958-59)

  It is a very special guitar, built in Germany by "Hopf" in the late 50's.

  Maple and mahogany laminate top, sides and back,. Rosewood fingerboard, with Florentine cutaway.

  Alnico Mini-humbucker pickups with 12 adjustable poles, handcrafted by Hopf.  The pickups go on a floating metal frame on the top that allows for height adjustment, there are only two small holes for the cables to pass through.

  Floating steel pickguard, and chrome-plated stainless steel bridge with adjustable pieces. All pieces are original. The guitar is large in size, although the sides are narrow (thinline)

  It has aluminum vibrato bridge, original that works well, bigsby style

  The guitar is totally hollow like a Jazz guitar, it has no block inside the body. It has binding on the top and bottom.

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

  It is in excellent 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, 1.5 mm at the 12th fret. Tune and octave well in all positions.

  Despite its age it has hardly been used and both the varnish, the fingerboard and the hardware are like the first day.

  The varnish has a lot of shine. It is not easy to take photos, since everything is reflected in it

  It is one of the first guitars that were made of this model, then I changed the shape of the head and little by little more details. Very difficult to get in such good condition

It has a great sound, without hum or fiddling. It is strung with 0.11 / 52 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 "Allround" model (1958-59)

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