First made in 1990 to replace the ST-57 model, this guitar was made before Hohner acquired the "Rockwood" name & moved production of those cheaper type guitars to China. Samick, for those who know, also made Fender Squier Teles/Strats & also guitars for Epiphone, Yamaha etc. At the time of purchase, this was quite expensive & has the original (then revolutionary) passive pickups with "ATN [Advanced Tonal Network]circuitry" where all the pickups are wired into a big capacitor. The quality body is solid Indonesian Alder, the skunk neck is one-piece Canadian Rock Maple & fretboard is Indian Rosewood. The, now faded, original "gold" hardware still looks ok & the machine heads are real quality Schaller units that hold this guitar in tune.
At 19 years ... read more