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Would you pay £1500 for a used Hohner from the 80s?

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:21 am
by Bradley-Jazz
I remember these well from when they were new (I had a cheaper Hohner Arbor Strat copy) - they were fairly decent guitars, but apart from the Prince connection, nothing extraordinary. I daresay it will sell....

Re: Would you pay £1500 for a used Hohner from the 80s?

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:18 am
by andy_tchp
Nope. Not even for $1500AUD which is less than half the £1500 asking.

Re: Would you pay £1500 for a used Hohner from the 80s?

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:34 am
by jvin248
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Just get a Harley Benton TE-80

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytftrd6rxps

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Re: Would you pay £1500 for a used Hohner from the 80s?

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:05 am
by zhivago
A "no" from me as well...although I own a Hohner "SG Lion" from the 90s that is very nice indeed.

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But even that one is nowhere near even £500, in my view.

Re: Would you pay £1500 for a used Hohner from the 80s?

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:51 am
by marqueemoon
But it will impart all of Prince’s guitar talent. It’s a bargain really.

Re: Would you pay £1500 for a used Hohner from the 80s?

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:03 am
by BoringPostcards
Madness.

Re: Would you pay £1500 for a used Hohner from the 80s?

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 5:42 pm
by ElephantDNA
No.

Re: Would you pay £1500 for a used Hohner from the 80s?

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 11:33 pm
by mgeek
I don't really understand the confusion. It looks to be the going rate and it's a higher end guitar they made with artist association.

Hohner aren't a guitar manufacturer like Fender or Gibson, they've made harmonicas, keyboards etc and commissioned outside companies to do their guitars as far as I know, so the chances are these weren't even made in the same factory as the mediocre strat copies etc of the same era

Re: Would you pay £1500 for a used Hohner from the 80s?

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 7:32 am
by del
mgeek wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 11:33 pm
I don't really understand the confusion. It looks to be the going rate and it's a higher end guitar they made with artist association.

Hohner aren't a guitar manufacturer like Fender or Gibson, they've made harmonicas, keyboards etc and commissioned outside companies to do their guitars as far as I know, so the chances are these weren't even made in the same factory as the mediocre strat copies etc of the same era
Agreed. That's in the market for list-price for a "The Prinz" model - especially this earlier era with a Fender tele headstock (it was later changed to a slightly more angular and beveled style).

I've played one and it was a fine telecaster copy. I think someone with better skill and experience could comment on its neck shape or something, but it felt like a high quality Fender to me.

As to whether I'd pay that amount of money... I wouldn't pay that amount for any guitar, because its not in my budget, but I could see that price being right for tele fans and Prince fans and guitar collectors.

And, for real, I'm not a skilled guitar player at all and don't obsesses over technique (check out my sig), but the last 3 minutes of this video are stunning! Prince was a musician's musician who is a worthy guitar idol for anyone - all the way to buying the same guitar.
https://youtu.be/_Xcf8ht4_4k?t=204

Re: Would you pay £1500 for a used Hohner from the 80s?

Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 7:35 am
by Pacafeliz
I have one of those and it's a fantastic quality guitar.
I will be selling it and will be very happy if someone gives me €1000-1200 for it.
It may be hype, but for a good reason - it's very nice and good guitars.

Re: Would you pay £1500 for a used Hohner from the 80s?

Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 11:15 am
by FEXII
No

Re: Would you pay £1500 for a used Hohner from the 80s?

Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 12:00 pm
by Pacafeliz
... whoops, mine sold one Reverb for a GOOD price. No haggling, no offer, BAM. :w00t:

Re: Would you pay £1500 for a used Hohner from the 80s?

Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 1:08 pm
by tribi9
In a few years, someone will create a thread regretting not having bought one for £1500

Re: Would you pay £1500 for a used Hohner from the 80s?

Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 12:49 am
by Bradley-Jazz
Pacafeliz wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 12:00 pm
... whoops, mine sold one Reverb for a GOOD price. No haggling, no offer, BAM. :w00t:
Glad it sold well! I'm completely sure that it is a great guitar, I still have my cheap Hohner Strat copy (my son uses it), and it plays great - Hohner QC seemed pretty good. But it does seem funny though that 80s (Korean?) guitars are selling for more than 1970s American ones ($900 for a Music Man StingRay II on another thread), but that's the power of Prince!

Re: Would you pay £1500 for a used Hohner from the 80s?

Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 1:00 am
by Pacafeliz
Bradley-Jazz wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 12:49 am
Pacafeliz wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 12:00 pm
... whoops, mine sold one Reverb for a GOOD price. No haggling, no offer, BAM. :w00t:
Glad it sold well! I'm completely sure that it is a great guitar, I still have my cheap Hohner Strat copy (my son uses it), and it plays great - Hohner QC seemed pretty good. But it does seem funny though that 80s (Korean?) guitars are selling for more than 1970s American ones ($900 for a Music Man StingRay II on another thread), but that's the power of Prince!
Jep. But mine is/was one of the earlier japanese ones, and very clean (one owner). Sure a very very great guitar!

https://reverb.com/item/40094890-rare-v ... t=40094890