Friday, 23 March 2012

1950s Hopf Special

3 years ago I posted on Guitarz about the Hopf Special, but with a very small picture, and I've been frustrated about it since! Happily I finally found much better photos of this indeed special hollow-body guitar from the 1950s (with a different pickguard though - there were different models).

Eveything is slightly twisted in this guitar, the outline is almost the one of a  renaissance guitar, the stoptail looks like it's been cut by Matisse, the F-holes are dolphin shaped, the headstock and the pickguard look like a guan dao blade - the result is very cool, and the craftsmanship enhances it: double binding, ebony fretboard, nacre inlays!  


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