19th Cent Hoyer Guitar

19th Cent Hoyer Guitar

If you Google “Hoyer Guitar”, all you’ll come up with is a bunch of unusual-looking arch-tops and maybe a few odd flattops and electrics, all from the 1950s to date, most of them of medium quality, some not so much; this guitar is FAR from it. Hoyer was started in 1874 in what was then Germany, now part of the Czech Republic, and they made extremely fine instruments. This is one of their better ones. It has a solid spruce top, laminated rosewood sides and curved back, a beautiful engraved-pearl and marquetry rosette, intricate marquetry top purfling, off-white body and fingerboard binding of indeterminate material, and 6-on-a-side tuners predating Fender by quite a bit (!), with genuine ivory buttons and knockout engraving on their backplate. A few of them are a bit stiff, could use the attention of someone with high mechanical sense. There is a keyed screw adjustment in the heel of the neck, almost surely for adjusting neck angle; we haven’t tried it but this was a standard feature of many early 19th-century German instruments. There are a few top cracks, repaired decades ago for a fact as this guitar has been in my personal collection for over forty years, untouched. Has its original  W. HOYER  Schönbach label inside. You’ll not likely see another come on the market again. Not currently playable and offered as is for $2495 w/ssc

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