I've recently bought a vintage guitar "Hohner Professional L75". The serial in the back is c103731. What information can this serial say about my guitar? Is it made in Korea or Japan? also which year was it made?

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    Whilst there doesn't seem to be a particular site-related reason, this question isn't a good fit here. Any answers will only benefit the owner of that guitar, and that's not what the site is for. I spent some time checking, and Hohner appears to have not been good at numbering and recording all their guitars. Suggest you contact Hohner direct.
    – Tim
    Nov 17, 2020 at 10:12
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    I’m voting to close this question because it’s mainly a request for a resource to analyze serial numbers and not really about music practice or theory as outlined in the help center. Nov 17, 2020 at 19:06

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The Hohner L 75 is a Les Paul copy, made between 1985 and 1993. From their historical models document at https://www.hohner.de/fileadmin/documents/service/guitars/Gitarren_Hohner-HistoricalModels.pdf;

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The 'Philippines Mahogany' neck is not real Mahogany; it's most likely Meranti/Luan. I think there is a misprint on the price column, and the first price, 445DM (1990) should be 445DM (1985). At the relevant exchange rates, it was $145 (1985) - $293 (1990) new.

As previously mentioned, you'd need to talk to Hohner to get any more accurate dating.


According to the article "How to Date a Hohner Acoustic Guitar", their guitars cannot be dated or otherwise identified by their serial numbers, and one must contact the company directly. This is borne out by the company's website, which has a discussion page for this purpose. A quick perusal of the page suggests that they're pretty reliable about responding, but occasionally don't have the records to provide an answer.

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