ARNOLD HOYER JAZZ GUITAR? That's my best guess. I am also guessing it was made in the 1950's or 1960's.
This is an unbranded f-hole archtop hollow body guitar. It has a very nice sunburst finish. The guitar is as solid as the day it left the factory, the neck joint is tight. All the binding is tight. It features matching cream 'plastic' ornamentation... to include the binding on top and back, pickguard, fingerboard inlays, nut, headstock overlay, tuner buttons. The bridge saddle looks to be bone. I believe the guitar to be all original except the tuners. The fret board for the last half dozen frets is supended over the body and it appears to be curling up 'Oh so slightly' or may have been this way from birth. The frets are brass. The frets are in great condition and look like they have never been professionally dressed out. The neck is of laminated construction and beefy (to compensate for the lack of a truss rod?). 16 inch body width, 3+ inched deep on the sides. Light scuffs and dings all over, but much less than normal wear for this old of a guitar.
The guitar plays nice and SOUNDS GREAT!!! It is set up with new medium 13-56 bright bronze strings. The action is average, comfortable and could be improved with some minor tweeking. When I got the guitar it had cheap asian replacement tuners. When I removed them I could see the impressions of the original tuners. After digging through my stash of old parts I was able to put together a set of tuners that match the original imprints very closely. All the original holes matched up, but one hole has a screw broken off in it. You will also notice two of the buttons are replacements. It comes with the chipboard case you see in the picture and a pick that matches the plastic parts on the guitar.
This guitar is not branded and I can find no markings anywhere. If you can verify the maker, I would love to add it to the listing.
This guitar could have been manufactured by any number of makers and is similar to ones made by Framus, Hofner, Hagstrom, Eko, Vox, Hoyer, Kay, Harmony, Gibson, Vega, Stromberg, etc. (just to name a few) I found pictures of a couple of Hoyer guitars on the net. They had more similar features than any other guitars I could find. I also came across an ebay listing for a guitar with similar features labeled Fasan Antoria. I hope this helps.
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