Feel free to marvel at this 1962 Rodebald Hoyer Guitar. That’s probably what the skilled German Archtop maker was expecting you to do. The Flame shaped F-holes carved in its solid spruce body are typical from the early sixties.
German Eastern block goodness, Migma was one of DDR’s leading brand. Playability might not be the best reason to buy that guitar, style, on the other hand… Wait, what about that Robert Plant vintage sticker?
While Gibson tries hard to appear on the forefront of innovation (with its painful and unconvincing Firebird X), others feel already at ease. Hard to believe this Teuffel guitar hosts an ultra compact 30” scale.
Check out the lines of this 1964 Framus 5/170 Electrona.
This guitar made by the now deceased German constructor has much more detail to offer than an eye can take in a day. Note how the beautiful metallic pickguard delivers a lovely retro-futuristic look, and how that same metallic feel extends to the coils.
The endless number of switches and controls are making me almost as intrigued as the strange bridge and tailpiece.
And what to say about those lines on the bottom horn? Could that be a built in amp?
Would be a joy to place even one finger on this beauty.