ehzz
Registered User
Join date: May 2007
153 IQ
#1
Hey guys,

I was sifting through my garage and stumbled upon a guitar I bought a while ago at a yard sale and I wanted some help getting more info about it.
On the headstock it says Saturn, and in the middle section it has a label that reads:
Saturn
Model no. 15.3
Made in Japan

Does anyone know anything about this guitar?
Thanks!
RVSINUK
The old Takamine T'inker
Join date: Feb 2009
155 IQ
#2
Quote by ehzz

Saturn
Model no. 15.3
Made in Japan

Does anyone know anything about this guitar?
Thanks!


I think the instrument could be an early HOPF instrument made in the 60's, and depending on it's condition probably quite valuable.

See here for starters; http://jazzgitarren.k-server.org/hopf.html and also,

here; http://www.myrareguitars.com/1960guitars.html

See if anything looks familiar.

P.S. - you could also look here; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLqFTidUBo4

A 1968 Saturn being played!


Dave the Rave - "You can't sack me! - I'm Sack-less!"


Yamaha FGX412
Takamine CEB
Roland Cube
Korg Tuner CA-30
Couple of 1960's Echo Super Vampers mouth harps.
(. . . plus a cheap Rogue black Dread'nt 6 String and a black Mandolin in USA)
Last edited by RVSINUK at Mar 9, 2009,
ehzz
Registered User
Join date: May 2007
153 IQ
#3
thanks for the reply, but I couldn't find my guitar anywhere on those pages. I forgot to mention, though, it's an acoustic guitar.
RVSINUK
The old Takamine T'inker
Join date: Feb 2009
155 IQ
#4
Quote by ehzz
thanks for the reply, but I couldn't find my guitar anywhere on those pages. I forgot to mention, though, it's an acoustic guitar.


You need to do some research on specialist guitar sites and forums, and maybe put up an "information wanted" notice at your local guitar store.

It might help to take a picture and post it in these forums - you never know, someone might just recognise it.

I found a Saturn solid body vintage on eBay UK with a starting bid of £999, ($1400), so like I say, it might be a valuable collector's item.

it was here;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1960s-HOPF-SATURN-GUITAR-HOFNER-FRAMUS_W0QQitemZ310119198061QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090130?IMSfp=TL090130145002r18621


Dave the Rave - "You can't sack me! - I'm Sack-less!"


Yamaha FGX412
Takamine CEB
Roland Cube
Korg Tuner CA-30
Couple of 1960's Echo Super Vampers mouth harps.
(. . . plus a cheap Rogue black Dread'nt 6 String and a black Mandolin in USA)
henrikgjacobsen
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2006
11 IQ
#5
I just bought a hollow-body jazz-guitar with SATURN written on the headstock. It seems to be from Kawai (WHO later made Ibanez guitars) and from 1968.