Jazzgitarren - vintage German made archtop guitars

INTRODUCTION -- ROGER -- NEUBAUER -- LANG -- HOFNER -- HOYER -- MUSIMA -- HERRNSDORF -- OTWIN -- PERLGOLD -- HUTTL
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OTWIN - De Luxe (Sunburst Finish)


Also the East Germany-made (in mid 50s) archtop. Made by OTWIN - the luthier Otmar Windish. I don't know enough about the Otwin brand, but the famous guitar-guide book, the Blue Book sais that "OTWIN Instruments previously built in East Germany in the late 1950s to early 1960s. Instruments with the Otwin brand name were built by the Musima company in Germany during the late 1950s on. Earlier models were available in original designs of both solid body and semi-hollowbody configurations through the early 1960s." that's all.

This one is the top-of-the line model by Otwin called DE-LUXE. The silid spruce top and flamy solid maple back having the legendary German Carve. You can find the shape of F holes are similer with of the ROGER (Wenzel Rossmaissl). So this would be the copy model of the Roger. All are original except the Original Tailpiece that already broken was replaced the Japanese newer wood (ebony) one. I bought this from the English guitarlist whose father bought this originally in 1954. (The son gave me the photo of his fathers band with this guitar, that prove it!) Nut width 44mm, Scale Length 640mm, Body width 405mm, depth 90mm. Acoustically warm sound but not loud.




De Luxe - Electric Model photo courtesy of Banjoworld


My OTWIN archtop (shown above) already lost many originalities (like tailpiece or pickguardetc...). So I'd like to add this sample, from the Banjoworld collection. The same model - Otwin DeLuxe- with electric puckup system mabe by Otwin themselves. The 2 pickup with OTWIN logo floarted with the steel pole (that attached at the neckside) and on the pickguard there's electrical circuits (2 pots seems to be volume and tone, the pickup selecter is on the center position of the pickguard). The original tailpiece was engraved their logo-mark and fancy psychedelic patterns.
The Otwin Company also made a 3-pickup-plate like similer design of this example. You can find it on the gallery site of VINTAGE GUITARS (a shop at Stockholm, Sweden: http://www.vintage-guitars.se/1950s_Otwin_Super_Electric_1664.htm).



INTRODUCTION -- ROGER -- NEUBAUER -- LANG -- HOFNER -- HOYER -- MUSIMA -- HERRNSDORF -- OTWIN -- PERLGOLD -- HUTTL
SHADOW -- HOPF -- OTHERS-WG -- OTHERS-DDR -- KROCKER -- DYNACORD -- FRAMUS -- BOOKS -- BIANKA2005 -- LINKS -- FOR SALE -- TOP

Jazzgitarren - vintage German made archtop guitars


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