Due to the extra depth of the body this guitar is extremely heavy.Bob Barton would have had shoulder ache after each gig.

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Label say Hohner but this guitar was made in Japan. Anyway, I loved the guitar and learned how to play on it.

: i have a contessa 12 string looks like a tag fell off, : say's made in w.germany in soundhole.say's contessa at : top of head,and has a crown over a K..help..thanx Hey Everybody I found a 6 string one and restored it to a new condition, It was made in west Germany i'm guessing in the mid 60' besides the tuners the pickgaurd and the truss rod cover everything is original and i would love to know how much it can be worth, if you have any idea please tell me thanks I bought a Contessa HG-681 in San Francisco back in 1970. I understand the guitar had a past owner who spent some time in jail in florida with the guitar, which made it all the more interesting.

I still have the tag from inside the soundhole that had fallen out. My first guitar was a Hohner Contessa acoustic, I bought it used for 60.00 from a friend of my younger brothers in 1980.

I still enjoy playing it after all these years and still love the sound.

A very unusual lefthanded GS30 this was previously owned by Bob Barton(Beckett) now owned by Tim Robinson serial number 699. The hardware on this guitar, bridge and tailpiece, is standard off the shelf product in place of the earlier Grimshaw made items. The pickup surrounds are also made from the same tortoiseshell as the binding.

Another example of bespoke guitars from Grimshaw GS30 possibly the last one made. Also the tail piece is parralel to the bridge normally they were at an angle.

All other GS 30,s had 50mm bodies, this one has 55mm also neck heal has tortoiseshell finish.

I owned a Contessa 6-string acoustic made by Hohner I'm guessing early to mid-1960s. Any info on these, including finding a good used one would be appreciated. That was the time when allot of imports where coming into the USA and where very affordable. I'm sad to say I did a Pete Townsend on it one day in 1981 when my mother was all over my case about getting a job and "all I do is play the guitar like a bum". And for hurting my home that way and scaring our dog to near death- I hope he at least has had some suffering in his miserable thieving life.

Folks around here in Southwest Virginia think I'm crazy when I mention it. : I owned a Contessa 6-string acoustic made by Hohner I'm guessing early to mid-1960s. Any info on these, including finding a good used one would be appreciated. It was in pieces, but still beautiful non-the-less. I believe I paid around 0.00 for it with a hard shell case. I lost my temper and smashed the guitar and have regretted it ever since. I was told by a girl I knew that this kid named Tony ( who she knew fairly well) that lived on the corner of my block ,was the one who broke in our house and stole it during the 70's .