Höfner HGL7 Green Line

Classical Guitar

  • 4/4
  • Greenline - exclusively from local woods
  • Solid spruce top
  • Flamed maple back and sides
  • Neck: Alder
  • Fretboard: Walnut
  • Bone nut
  • Bog Oak bridge
  • 65 cm scale length
  • Nut width: 50 mm
  • Surface treated with environmentally friendly lacquer
  • Colour: Natural matte lacquered
  • Made in Germany
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  • Classical
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Cutaway No
Top Spruce
Back and Sides Maple
Pickups No
Nut width in mm 50,00 mm
Scale 650 mm
Colour Natural
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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A wonderful guitar for demanding guitar beginners

OlgaS, 03.07.2012
After a year of guitar lessons at the VHS I decided to say goodbye to my cheap Almeria (from Music Store) for 70 EUR and buy a better guitar. Unfortunately, I can not afford a full-bodied guitar, but I wanted to have an instrument with a full-massed spruce top.

From the good price-performance ratio of the Höfner guitars I have read and heard a lot. An important criterion for me was that Höfner guitars are produced in Germany. In addition, I find environmentally friendly guitars from local woods a very good idea. But I still did not know which Höfner model I should choose.

On the HGL7 I happened to chance when I a month ago the special offers at Thomann sighted - it was offered as B-goods with a tiny Macke on the ceiling. And I ordered them directly - for comparison with the HGL5, which has the EGTA recommendation. The HGL7 is the first to arrive and it was love at first sight :-)

To the look: The body is as bright as the ceiling - that is not often found in the guitars. That is exactly what I liked. In general, it is much brighter than the HGL5, because made of other woods.
To the sound: My guitar teacher has tested the two models (HGL7 and HGL5) and found the HGL7 for guitar students even better than the EGTA-recommended HGL5. The HGL7 sounds more balanced and versatile, with the HGL5 being more powerful in the bass range. I also found the sound beautiful, especially when playing classical instrumental pieces with it.
I finally decided for the HGL7 and am very satisfied after a month. The only problem with the Höfner Greenline guitars is that they do not have a thick varnish layer and are therefore much more susceptible to scratching and more than the traditional models. So you have to deal with them much more cautiously. Otherwise, the price-performance ratio is excellent for this Höfner model!
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Classical guitar for higher demands

CBPat, 31.12.2012
A very well-engineered guitar, with a warm and round sound. Especially recommended for beginners and advanced.
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