No fucks given. NIRVANA painted on my guitar!
A photo I found of one for sale 5 years ago via google images.
Ever since getting back into playing the guitar this year I’ve been trying to remember what my first guitar was. I remember the experience of my Mum taking me to a local guitar shop to buy it. I remember the best guitarist in my high school telling me it was a POS. I remember jamming and recording songs on it with my high school band. I remember graffitiing all over it, but I couldn’t for the life of me remember what brand and model it was… until last night!
I was just getting to bed and Hohner just popped into my head! I did a quick google search and found that Hohner is a German brand known mostly for harmonicas and that they had stopped making guitars for some time. I searched a little harder and found the exact model I had in the exact same colour and specs.
The guitar was a 1980s-1990s Hohner Professional ST Scorpion. It looks like the left and right handed versions came with different pickups and tremolos but the 2 lefty guitars I found via search have the exact same pickups and locking tremolo as my one did. The Steinberger locking tremolo bridge unit has a unique lever at the bottom (you can see it in my old photo too) which completely locks the tremolo turning it essentially into a hardtail (very cool!), it had EMG licensed stacked humbuckers, so they can be coil tapped via a push-pull pot. The guitar also had 3 individual on-off switches allowing you to have the bridge and neck pickups on at the same time, or all three and as humbuckers or single coils. Wild!
I wish I still owned it. It turns out it wasn’t such a bad guitar at all!