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Hohner HW03 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar  

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Overview

  • Spruce top
  • Mahogany back, sides, and neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $159.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $49.00
  • Your Price:
    $11000

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Kid friendly and reliable with genuine tone woods.

Get your little musician started on the right foot with an instrument that's easy to play, will hold up to years of hard use, and actually sounds good, too! The Hohner HW03 student guitar has a spruce top with mahogany neck, back, and sides, plus a rosewood fingerboard.

Case sold separately.

Features

  • Spruce top
  • Mahogany back, sides, and neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Inline tuners
  • 3/4 student size
  • 23.5" scale length
  • 36" LONG
  • Adjustable tension rod
  • Case sold separately

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HohnerHW03 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Novice (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    WOW

    I purchased 2 of these for my twin 8 year old nieces for Xmas. I shipped them direct from MF to 3,000 miles away, based on the reviews here. Got to play them...Read complete review

    I purchased 2 of these for my twin 8 year old nieces for Xmas. I shipped them direct from MF to 3,000 miles away, based on the reviews here. Got to play them on a visit 2 months later (after the return period, so I was nervous). All I can say is WOW!!! I figured they would need new strings right away (I immediately restring all my new guitars with Martin 80/20s), not so, strings weren't bad at all (amazing for a $90 guitar). Both had DELICIOUSLY light actions. Perfect for young beginners (and lazy old guys). Great tone!!! Nice finger boards and NO high frets. Both were identical in setup and finish, very playable right out of the box. Good looking finish, but not much more than you would expect for the price, still very acceptable. The balance, sound, and tone are much, much better than either Baby Taylor 3/4 (Spruce or Mahogany top, at 3 times the price!!). I own several full size and 7/8 scales (Taylors, Taks and Yams) and a 1/2 scale. I'm ordering one or two of these Hohner 3/4s for myself ASAP. Can't say enough good about this product. I don't care how old you are, this is the best beginners guitar I've run across, and a hoot to play for those of us who've been around a while. This will be my new rafting and camping guitar!!! Thanks Musicians Friend and thanks reviewers!!!!!!!

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    Bleh

    To be clear, the guitar doesn't belong to me, it was loaned to me by a friend who left it here by accident when she went back to France. Nonetheless, here's what I...Read complete review

    To be clear, the guitar doesn't belong to me, it was loaned to me by a friend who left it here by accident when she went back to France. Nonetheless, here's what I have to say.
    It's an alright feeling guitar, but it definitely cannot handle anything but the lightest gauged strings. Honestly, I thought it was a 3/4 classical guitar because of the wide neck and how weird it felt with heavier strings. It's fun for finger picking, and alright with strumming. The action is incredibly high, though, so that's annoying.
    My biggest beef with this guitar is its intonation. It doesn't hold tune, and it's nearly impossible to tune. I think the fret sizes must be wrong or something, because when tuned with open strings to standard tuning, each fret higher gets slightly sharper than what it ought to be. You can't tune this thing relative to itself; if you try to, the highest string will end up at least a step and a half higher than what it ought to be and it sounds TERRIBLE. Now, I don't have perfect pitch so I don't really notice how sharp the notes become when playing open chords, but it's really noticeable when you get higher on the fretboard. It bugs the heck out of me!

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    5.0

    Wonderful 3/4 Guitar

    By CiCi

    from Charlottesville, VA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • 2 B A Gift 4 A Young Boy
    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Hohner HW03 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar:

      I am so excited that my young "great" nephew, musical since birth, will receive this guitar as a gift from me. I know he'll absolutely love it. Do you have sheet music for children learning the guitar? (c;
      Thanks so much.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      i don't know

      By dude

      from Illinois

      About Me Novice

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Fun To Play

      Cons

      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Hohner HW03 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar:

      I bought this guitar less than 2 years ago as a compact practice guitar for use at home. I wanted a 3/4 scale for fun. I bought it the Gator 3/4 hard shell case. I used it with a student or two to teach them some basic chord variations, but it's never been abused. I will say that out of the box, it seemed very plastic-y, and I had to wind both E strings the opposite way around their respective tuners (similar to a Martin Backpacker or Gibson Melody Maker with a thin headstock) and it stays in tune now. The fretboard is dead flat, so I had to get used to no radius, as I wasn't a classical player. The strings were held to the bridge with pins and not "through" bridge like the picture shows (which is one of the reasons I bought the Hohner over another brand, but I got over it). It has no serial number, made in China, it was priced low, so whatever. This is the important part, I have only changed the strings once, and I didn't use very heavy ones, D'addarios, I think they were 11s, and the bridge has started to peel up from the top of the guitar. It still plays, it's still fun to play, but it's days are apparently numbered. It's less than 2 years old, it's only had one set up, and it already needs bridge work. Wow Hohner, nice craftsmanship...

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Fun little guitar

      By Bone Nut

      from Mount Holly, NC

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

      • Consistent

      Cons

      • Flat Sound

      Best Uses

      • Open-tuned Bluesy Stuff

      Comments about Hohner HW03 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar:

      I wasn't expecting much. I'm not sure why I even bought it.

      I gotta say: it has been a very pleasant surprise. With a string-change, it plays pretty good. I have short fat fingers and can't strum a C on a normal guitar, but on this thing its no problem.

      The frets are placed slightly sharp all the way up the fretboard. I appreciate the consistancy of this because I can account for it. The intonation is off of course. But whatever. Tune to open-G, grab your slide, and go bananas. the little guitar has gobs of tonal character (not what you'd normally want in a guitar). Hohner should rename it the Delta Spitbox Supreme and include a slide. Its perfect for a budding bluesman looking for a raunchy bang-box. Seriously.

      For parents looking for a cheap guitar for their budding rockstar: don't buy this. Really. Why saddle a beginner with something that'll never quite sound right? Invest in a better instrument.

      Basicly, this is a great guitar if you know how/when to use it. For the inexperienced player, I'm certain there are better choices.

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      All went well!

      By rae

      from bellingham, wa

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hohner HW03 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar:

          I bought this for my niece for christmas and she has had no complaints. I haven't heard that it was difficult to tune or that there have been any problems with the sound.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Bleh

          By highschoolmiler

          from Connecticut

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Wide neck- fun to pick

          Cons

          • Not Consistent
          • Poor Construction
          • Requires Constant Tuning

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Smashing on ground

          Comments about Hohner HW03 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar:

          To be clear, the guitar doesn't belong to me, it was loaned to me by a friend who left it here by accident when she went back to France. Nonetheless, here's what I have to say.
          It's an alright feeling guitar, but it definitely cannot handle anything but the lightest gauged strings. Honestly, I thought it was a 3/4 classical guitar because of the wide neck and how weird it felt with heavier strings. It's fun for finger picking, and alright with strumming. The action is incredibly high, though, so that's annoying.
          My biggest beef with this guitar is its intonation. It doesn't hold tune, and it's nearly impossible to tune. I think the fret sizes must be wrong or something, because when tuned with open strings to standard tuning, each fret higher gets slightly sharper than what it ought to be. You can't tune this thing relative to itself; if you try to, the highest string will end up at least a step and a half higher than what it ought to be and it sounds TERRIBLE. Now, I don't have perfect pitch so I don't really notice how sharp the notes become when playing open chords, but it's really noticeable when you get higher on the fretboard. It bugs the heck out of me!

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          For the money, it's a great starter.

          By JTmore

          from Eastern Arizona

          Comments about Hohner HW03 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar:

          I bought this for my daughter. I love the traditional look, no pink or aqua painted plywood here. The finish isn't top of the line, but is pretty nice for a kid's guitar.
          Two things will improve the tone immensely: Decent light strings (after all, it's a kid's guitar, so light strings are the way to go), and brass bridge pins. For an extra $12 or so, it's impressive how much better it sounds (BTW, get the brass, the "alloy" pins are a pain to install and don't provide as much sustain).
          It was set up well to start with, and within 20 minutes it was tuned and ready. It plays very well. The tuners seem to hold just fine. If you have child who wants to learn, this is the box.
          I just wish I could find as good of a deal on a case for it.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          HW03 3/4

          Comments about Hohner HW03 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar:

          Great product at a great price. Beautiful wood !

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Solid construction, major intonation issues

          Comments about Hohner HW03 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar:

          I wanted a smaller acoustic I could use for practice/song ideas and since I own a full size Hohner acoustic which plays incredibly well, I trusted in this one. What can I say? It looked good, sounded good for its size, tuners worked good, but it was impossible to tune. It may have just been the guutar I received, as it seemed that the frets were not properly spaced. Intonation was way off. I returned mine.
          For a guitar in this price range, the features were acceptable. Tuners work fine. Construction seems solid.
          I experienced terrible intonation issues with the guitar I received. After tuning all the open strings to standard tuning, every note from the first fret and up played as a sharp, making it virtually unplayable.
          You get what you pay for. The guitar I received had some flaws.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great little guitar for the size and price

          Comments about Hohner HW03 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar:

          great buy. I think me and my son will be very happy with this instrument.
          seems to have every feature you would expect from a guitar like this. no issues.
          was one blemish in laquer near sound hole. no biggy. the top is obviously not solid spruce, but I didnt' really expect it to be.
          value is the best I could find. really good product for the price.

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My view

          By jon neet

          from Hawaii

          Comments about Hohner HW03 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar:

          I'm giving this guitar a 10. I like it enough that I am looking for a pickup that will work on it to use through my acoustic amp. I ordered a Seymour Duncan Woody, but there is no way that pickup will fit into the soundhole without shaving wood off the pickup. Didn't want to void my warranty so returned it. I am ordering a K&K Sound Hotspot pickup for it where the pickup sticks on, so I don't have to worry about the smaller soundhole size. I'm getting that pickup for a little more delivered. Didn't want to spend much on a pickup for a guitar that I got for a low price.
          I had read reviews for the Hohner and listened to some youtube videos of it and liked the sound. Gave it a shot and am very happy with it. When I'm done I'll have a guitar and pickup that I could use for around the house playing, busking, or playing small gigs if I want to.
          I am not comparing this to an expensive Martin or Taylor. But I have been playing for about 45 years off and on. I'm looking at a Hohner resonator guitar on ebay, as the Hohners seem to be pretty well made for a Chinese guitar.
          For an acoustic guitar it's got all the features one would expect at the price. My review is for this guitar at this price.
          Again, for this acoustic at this price, I think it's a bargain.
          Has to be a 10. Plays very well. Sounds good. Tuners hold well. Looks nice. Sounds good for slide playing.

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