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

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

Post by Bradley-Jazz » Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:21 am

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

Post by andy_tchp » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:18 am

Nope. Not even for $1500AUD which is less than half the £1500 asking.
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Re: Would you pay £1500 for a used Hohner from the 80s?

Post by jvin248 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:34 am

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Just get a Harley Benton TE-80

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

Post by zhivago » Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:05 am

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

Post by marqueemoon » Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:51 am

But it will impart all of Prince’s guitar talent. It’s a bargain really.

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Post by BoringPostcards » Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:03 am

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

Post by ElephantDNA » Mon May 03, 2021 5:42 pm

No.

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

Post by mgeek » 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

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Post by del » Wed May 05, 2021 7:32 am

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

Post by Pacafeliz » Thu May 06, 2021 7:35 am

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.
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Post by FEXII » Fri May 07, 2021 11:15 am

No

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

Post by Pacafeliz » Mon May 10, 2021 12:00 pm

... whoops, mine sold one Reverb for a GOOD price. No haggling, no offer, BAM. :w00t:
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Post by tribi9 » Mon May 10, 2021 1:08 pm

In a few years, someone will create a thread regretting not having bought one for £1500

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

Post by Bradley-Jazz » 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!
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Re: Would you pay £1500 for a used Hohner from the 80s?

Post by Pacafeliz » Wed May 12, 2021 1:00 am

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
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