A rare and truly wonderful Hopf Saturn ‘63.
These uniquely shaped guitars were made at the famous Hoft guitar company, in Germany for a only few years in the 1960’s. A uniquely shaped guitar with a carved solid spruce and a multi laminate neck that was patented by Hopf as the “Everstraight Neck“. There are over 60 laminated pieces of wood that comprise the neck. I counted them!
Guitar is in excellent overall condition with very little play wear. Straight neck, low action and great frets. Beautiful reddish sunburst color with some edge wear and some small dings and flakes mostly around the edges. Tuners are all excellent and work perfect. Original pick-guard is intact!
This guitar produces a wide variety of sounds and is perfect for most all types of music. A truly fantastic player and a great looker!
A truly radical, retro guitar with 2 cat’s eye sound holes on the bass side, offset body, bass side fretboard fret markers, beautiful color, 2 outstanding single coils with a blend switch and volume and tone blends and a great tremolo system! A perfect 60’s 10!
Comes with original, brown heavy canvas, lined, gigbag. These are more rare than the guitars!
This guitar was the iconic symbol of the Star Club in Hamburg 1962-1969, where many famous bands played in the day including the Beatles, Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Bill Haley, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny and the Hurricanes, Brenda Lee, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chicken Shack (featuring Christine McVie (Perfect)), Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, Cream, Lee Curtis and the All-Stars, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, Earth (pre-Black Sabbath), The Graduates, The Jimi Hendrix Experience (US/UK, March 1967), The Jaybirds (featuring Alvin Lee of Ten Years After), Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas (band), The Liverbirds, The Overlanders, The Pretty Things, The Remo Four, The Searchers, Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes; Richard Thompson, Soft Machine, The Twilights, and Tony Vincent and The Giants, Jane Cane (jazz singer). The Roadrunners - Liverpool's original R & B band of the 60's. Katch 22 - London band formed in 1966.
A large image of this guitar now adorns the Star Club Memorial! See last photo.
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