1950's Vintage East German archtop guitar, possibly made by Hopf 

The guitar has great action. It's currently set at around 2mm at the 12th Fret and with plenty of room to adjust the height. It's a great sounding archtop with plenty of sustain and a light tone with plenty of volume.

The neck is in good condition with barely a hint of warp. The frets are elderly but they are not worn down in the usual places by the strings. The button on the bottom is missing a bit. The whole of the guitar (neck and body) has lacquer crazing. I've shown this in the images. It does not affect the sound and only adds to the authenticity of the age.  

The lower bout width is 41cm (16 1/8") 

The upper bout width is 30.2cm (11 3/4") 

The waist width is 25.4cm (10")

 

If you're after a nice old genuine archtop, that will sing, then this is the guitar to have. It's every bit as good as the Hofner's that I've had. (It's actually better!).  

I've priced it sensibly.  

It comes with a modern hard case. 

You're welcome to come and try the guitar before you buy. If you wish to collect at the same time, that will make a saving for both of us.

 

Shipping: It will be shipped in a good carton that I have bought specifically for the guitars that I have decided to sell from my collection. It will be sent in the hard case but there will also be plenty of padding inside the carton. I tend to use ParcelForce 48 hour as they ship without fuss and provide both of us with tracking. If you're outside the UK, I will probably use ParcelForce Global Priority. Again, they provide tracking.

If you wish to collect that's fine.

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Condition
Good (Used)
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Brand Hopf
Model Archtop
Categories Archtop
Year 1950s
Made In Germany

Guitar arrived per description

Kendall M. - September 27, 2019

All right! Thanks for the quick delivery. The stuff is in good condition!
Let me know when any Beverley things get on the table.
Yours sincerely Thomas

Thomas K. - July 14, 2019

Super fast shipping and a very beautifull Martin guitar ,Thanks

John D. - February 28, 2019

Great seller. Great communication. Shipping fast. Guitar arrived clean with new strings. Seller +++

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1950's Vintage East German archtop guitar, possibly made by Hopf
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