Welcome to another fine guitar from The Old Europe! Please make sure to read the entire description below carefully, and look at all the pictures.

General introduction and background:

Ultra, ultra rare Invicta Estudio guitar. According to my research made by manufacturer Enrique Keller, a German immigrant, who used his network and contacts to subcontract Hofner guitars and assembled and built for that German company in the 1960s. The Invicta though is a genuine design which has no Hofner equivalent - parts of it are hardware that was also used on Hofner guitars though. It is the only one I have ever seen, and surely a collectors item - yet highly enjoyable and playable as well!

Please watch the video!

Measurements, weight and other specs:

-     Scale: 618 mm

-     Nut: ~43,5 mm

-     Weight: 2,8 kg

-     Pickups: two airy single coils, ~5,4 kOhm output, controlled by 2x Volume, 2x Tone, 3 way rotary switch.

-     Body: multiply body, mostly hollow, covered by a large plastic pickguard that carries most of the hardware.

-     Neck: Unknown neck material, narrow and low vintage frets, likely rosewood fingerboard.

Condition:

-     Body: Great condition with a few scratches, dings and dongs. Most noticable is a bigger lacquer dong on the lower bout. 

-     Neck: straight neck, adjustable with the rear-accessed trussrod, the frets are in good condition (7/10) with some little crevasses but no buzz or fretting out - yet, of course, they are low and thin vintage frets, so you have to accept a slightly higher string action than on a modern shredder guitar to make this ring. 

-     Electronics: fully functional. Volume and Tone potis have been cleaned. The tone pots run reversely than what you are used to. 

-     Hardware: fully functional, the pickups are quite microphonic which adds to the charme of the guitar, yet limits it from high gain uses. 

-     Originality: all original.

Sound and Playability:

-     Playability and string action: The guitar plays easily with a string action of currently set to 1,8 mm. The frets are low, narrow vintage frets, so you might want to consider that if you are used to broad, high modern frets. I think it works best for chimey, lofty rhythm guitar, and due to its nimble weight is ideal for the ladies among us who like to chop away those indie guitar rhythms! (looking at you, Wet Leg ;-) )

 - Intonation: about right, the bridge has adjustable roller saddles. 

-     Sound: very chimey, trebly, gorgeous airy singlecoil sounds. Please watch the video

Repairs, Service:

-     Complete cleaning of body, parts and fretboard

-     Frets polished and fretboard oiled

-    Full check of the electronics, the wiring is all ok.

-     New 10 gauge Framus strings put on

-     Set up as good as possible

-     Ready to be played (just tune it up)

Auxiliary stuff:

-     No case included. Will be shipped in wrap and sturdy cardboard box.

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Listed7 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
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The Old Europe

Hamburg, Germany
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