Serial number help

Just recently bought a hohner Les paul and wondered the age and location it was built, the serial is: 858094 or possibly 145551974490

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Kind Regards,


Hi Jack,
I’ll check with Hohner Service and get back to you

Hi Jack,
they don’t have a list of serial numbers. Hohner Service says this could be a Hohner Arbor guitar, which were distributed by Hohner UK and were built in the 1980s in S. Korea. Hope that helps,

My understanding is taht the first wo numbers of the serial are the year it was “born”.

hello i have hohner g3t with serial number CO04l10194 i want to know the production year and place thank you very much

This is often the case, but not always I’m afraid…

I’ll check it out & get back to you

Your Hohner GT3 guitar was built in Indonesia in 2004

It’s an HG-430LP made in Japan in the late 1970s or very early 80s. The serial number is not helpful for dating in the case of this guitar. There are some starting 85 (like yours) or 86 but they definitely weren’t still being made in 1985 and 1986 so that can’t be the year of manufacture.