1990s Hohner HW300G Dreadnought Guitar

Here's yet another cheap plywood dreadnought guitar from the '90s. This one is all-ply mahogany in the body and has a kind-of cool, dark teal (more blue on the back) finish throughout. This sort of guitar lived in teenager bedrooms and dormrooms all over the place when I was learning guitar and despite their inexpensive build, they hold-up decently-well.

This one's neck does not like normal strings (54w-12) and with them it had a maxed-out truss rod, but after lightening the gauge to 46w-10 (50w-11 would probably be fine, too), the rod has a normal range of operation and I was able to bring the guitar's setup to "on spec" and turn it into an easy player. The fretting is not the best, either, but on the whole it plays just fine.

Repairs included: restring, setup.


Top wood: ply mahogany

Back & sides wood: ply mahogany

Bracing type: x

Bridge: rosewood family

Fretboard: rosewood family

Neck wood: mahogany family

Action height at 12th fret:
3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 46w-10 extra lights

Neck shape: medium C

Board radius: 14"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium


Scale length: 25 1/2"

Nut width: 1 11/16"

Body width: 15 3/4"

Body depth: 4 3/4"

Weight: 4 lbs 12 oz


Condition notes: the top and sides are significantly more green than the bluish back and sides, suggesting UV lightening on those surfaces. It has mild/medium usewear throughout the body including small scratches, scuffs, nicks, and dings.














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