I’m opening a thread on this guitar copying and pasting my first post in another thread, sorry for that. Hopefully we can gather useful information on this specific guitar in this thread.
Hi there, recently I bought a Hohner Professional ST 57 in not perfect condition but still not too bad. I did some online research but couldn’t find a lot of information on it, or it wasn’t correct. For example, I read somewhere that its neck is supposed to have a 12" radius but it seems to be a 9.5" and perhaps multiradius (combined with not sure what).
I’m swapping pickups sometime soon, and I’l try to level the neck pocket for it’s painted and there are blobs of paint here and there. Also the neck seems to have a bit of deviation. Other than that it could be a fine instrument… OK, the frets are worn out and are being leveled now although I might just have them replaced with medium jumbo.
The serial number sticker is partially gone, but I can almost see the numbers engraved in remaining lower layer of the sticker, and it seems to be made in 1986, A 33 year old guitar! cool!
Any information on frets would be much appreciated.