IT HAS JAPAN STAMPED UNDER THE TUNERS WITH A GIBSON PLATE [PROBABLY PUT THERE LATER] IS IT A 1970 MODEL?I will check my references after work to see if I can date the instrument for you. If I remember correctly, the Hohner Japanese models of electric guitars were started in 1975 and prior to that they were made in Korea. OF 703468 IT IS BLACK WITH LAWSUIT HEADSTOCK AND EXTREMELY HEAVY!!Especially in the 1960s and 1990s, they manufactured a range of innovative and popular electromechanical keyboard instruments; the Cembalet, Pianet, Basset, Guitaret, and Clavinet.In the 1980s, several Casio synths were sold under the Hohner brand - for example, the Casio HT-3000/Hohner KS61midi and the VZ-1/HS-2).Like the CE and EG models the serial number is located on the neck plate on the back of the guitar.The following number determines the model: 8 or SA for the Swamp Ash Special, then the sequential number for that particular model After the year prefix, these models use a code digit of "4", indicating a bolt-on neck bass.Hohner will repair or replace any part or parts of the Instrument which may prove defective under normal use and service during the Warranty Time Period stated above which Hohner, Inc.’s examination shall disclose to its satisfaction to be thus defective.
Like the CE models the serial number is located on the neck plate on the back of the guitar.This is followed by the sequential number for that particular model.The serial number will be located on the neck plate on the back of the bass.Come back if you can provide more info and someone may be able to help.... Bill By entering this site you declare you read and agreed to its Terms, Rules & Privacy and you understand that your use of the site's content is made at your own risk and responsibility.Hohner brand stringed instruments sold in the United States are warranted by Hohner, Inc.You must maintain this instrument, without alteration, negligent use, misuse or abuse.All service of this Instrument must be performed by Hohner, Inc. Any service performed on this instrument by other than Hohner, Inc., or not specifically authorized by Hohner, Inc., will terminate this Warranty.The company also makes kazoos, recorder flutes, melodicas, banjos, guitars, bass guitars, accordions ,and ukuleles (under the brand name Lanikai), along with its one million harmonicas a year.From the 1940s through 1990s, the company also manufactured various electric/electronic keyboards.This Warranty is given by Hohner, Inc., 12020 Volunteer Blvd., Mt.Juliet, TN 37122 only to the original purchaser of this Instrument.