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Bought an old Hofner 175. I have a problem.

 
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Richard
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:30 pm    Post subject: Bought an old Hofner 175. I have a problem. Reply with quote

I need to learn how to walk away. I found another good deal. This time it's a 63-64 Hofner 175. Apparently they were only made for 18 months before being replaced by the 176, which had updated electronics. Most were wrapped in textured vinyl, but some were available in red or white lacquer. This is the latter, obviously. All original, a little beat. Really nice chunky "C" shape neck. Plays nicely as-is, but with a little setup it's going to be awesome. Great sonds from this shit too. I've always heard good things about these pickups, but this is my first personal experience with them.






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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love that
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I'm just going to smash it in with a hammer and hope it works. Tone is all in the fingers anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If by problem you mean having good taste in cool, vintage, oddball guitars then yes.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet lord that looks intriguing
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Ah, the heady days of trying to get beefytoanz out of my Marlin strat by adjusting the pickups right up to the strings.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks cool. Love those fretboard inlays.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GAWD DAMN IS THAT SEXY!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! Very interesting set of controls. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone. There's an issue with the wiring I need to figure out(middle pickup is about half the output of the neck and the bridge is about half that). That said, it does sound really good. The mute is in an awful position where your hand can flip it when palm-muting, but I shimmed the neck and raised the bridge a little so it's no longer an issue. I absolutely adore the neck on this guitar.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually think 3 HB guitars are silly-looking, but that's a beauty. Nice score.
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