Hello, welcome to the world of Vintage German archtops; HOFNER, HOYER, HOPF, FRAMUS, LANG, ROSSMEISL, MUSIMA and more
This site introduces Vintage Archtop Jazz Guitars made in Germany during the
50s and 60s. These guitars are not only strange looking (unbelievable? that's right),
but many also have a deep and cool sound. Please forget the legend of Kalamazoo or Benedetto....
the European craftsmanship is here. This is something special. I hope you enjoy it.
("Jazzgitarren" means "Jazz Guitars" in German.)
What's New - Last update Hopf 320L Super (red Sunburst) - from Michael Valentin collection- Hopf Carina (Electric / red sunburst) - from Joerg Sowa collection-
For Sale page updated - some guitars are on sale now....
ROGER --- A famous luthier, Wenzel Rossmeissl's "Roger" in Germany. NEUBAUER --- the luthier Helmut Neubauauer's archtop guitar brand. LANG --- The masterpiece of German Archtop. The ultimate luthier - Artur Lang. HOFNER --- Most famous Music instrument company from the 19 century. HOYER --- A major company in West Germany with top quarity & ambitious design. MUSIMA --- Top music instrument company from DDR - the East Germany. HERRNSDORF --- A bizarre handmade archtops from East Germany. OTWIN --- Good German curved top! by Ottmar Windish from East Germany. PERLGOLD --- From a catalogue of PERLGOLD in East Germany issued in 1954. SHADOW --- Well-known company, but do you know they released the GUITAR? HUTTL --- Multi-Striped Jazz guitar. Gorgeous bindings, cheesy archtop. HOPF --- A major company in West Germany. Gustuv Glassl works including. KROCKER --- Not Vintage, But great handcraft Archtop with German Curve!. DYNACORD --- German top pro-audio equipment company. the Tube Guitar - Cora! FRAMUS --- Well-known company in worldwide. still lives in the music-scene. OTHERS-WG --- Guitars unknown, or small company from West Germany. OTHERS-DDR --- Guitars unknown, or small company from East Germany. JAZZGITARREN BIANKA 2005 --- The BIANKA reproduced by our website. BOOKS --- Introducing the "Electro-Gitarren; Made In Germany" and more.
LINKS --- Enjoy the world of "Jazzgitarren" more deeply with these link pages. FOR SALE --- Some guitars from my private collection on sale now. Check it.
Tokyo is a hard place for the people who own more than 60 archtop guitars...
only a small space was given even though the unbelievable expensive rents was paid. I have to decide reducing my private collection,
if you're interested in them please contact me via email. This is a private sales, all sales are final.