Hohner HW-300

Acoustic 6-String Guitar

Made by Hohner

Description Basic beginners acoustic guitar. From the Honer web site "Full sized dreadnought. 20 Frets. Mahogany top, back and sides. Covered machine heads. Rosewood fretboard. Adjustable Tension Rod."
Posted By Peter Buchanan (112)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 7/11/2003, Richard To (831) posted:
Overall Rating:
I'm disappointed in this guitar because I wanted a Washburn d10s but couldn't save enough money to get one so I have this.

Otherwise I would be happy with this guitar because it sounds good enough for most players that aren't too good yet.
Price: $119.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mom and Pop Guitar Store
Features:
The wood doesn't look that good. The tuners look cheap and stiff also. 20 frets and dreadnought
Playability:
I'm not used to size of the guitar yet so when I'm playing a long song my hand gets tired.
Sound Quality:
The sound is pretty full and trebly. When finger picking the strings don't sound too good. When plucking single strings it also sounds rattly and trebly.
Durability:
Not sure just bought it. Most guitars I have are pretty durably so I'm thinking this one will be too
On 6/14/2002, Peter Buchanan (112) posted:
Overall Rating:
For a beginer guitar, this is really nice. It has a very nice color and the sound is good. It plays well and can be adjusted. I think that for $125 this is an exellent buy.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $120.00 (new)
Where Obtained: IRC Music
Features:
When Horner says mahogany top, sides and back, they really mean mahagony laminate. It looks nice and sounds fine but probably won't last like a solid wood guitar. This is typical of guitars below $150. I am not sure what strings are on the guitar but will probably replace them after a few months anyway so that is not a big deal. The tuners were a little rough at first but seem to be getting better. They hold tune fine but can be tricky to get just right when tuning.
Playability:
The guitar plays fine. The truss rod is adjustable and has come in handy. Since this is my first guitar, I thought that my fingers were going to die. Then I lowered that action as low as possibly with the strings buzzing all the time. It buzzed a little but was so much easier on my fingers. As my fingers toughened, I raised the action slowly, til the buzzing was gone. As I was working on barre chords, I noticed that the 1st and 2nd strings were pretty high. The slots in the nut were all the same across the board. I lowered the 1st and 2nd a little and now barre chords, whie still tough, are easier.
Sound Quality:
Several of my friends with more experience with guitars were impressed with the sound of the guitar when they played it. For $125, the sound is very good. It has plenty of volume with nice tones.
Durability:
Since I have had this guitar for only a couple months, this is still in question. I think that it will be fine since I am careful with it.