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  1. Nadnitram

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    ... a good resource for finding specs for a discontinued guitar? I'd also like to know the original retail price (street price, not MSRP).

    A Hohner EA65CEQ has come up for sale locally for what seems to be a good price. I'd like to make certain it has a solid top before I go chasing it down.
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    I have found a couple listed on Reverb that say the model has a solid spruce top, but I have seen Reverb listings be very wrong before. I'm looking for info from the company or a retailer, or maybe a magazine review -- something that I have a little more faith in than an indepent seller.
     
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    The one Hohner acoustic that I had had solid spruce top and laminate flamed maple back and sides.

    The reviews on Amazon speak highly of this and the spec on Amazon is
    Solid Spruce Top, Ovangkol Back and Sides
    Gold Die Cast Tuners with Perloid Keys
    Grand Auditiorium Body Style
    Shadow Electric Preamp included
    Limited Lifetime Warranty

    So solid top, rest is laminate.
     
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    If it's locally you can check it yourself to be sure. If it's solid top then the grain from the top should continue onto the edges of the sound hole. Otherwise you'll see the pancake of maybe three veneers glued onto each other.

    But like I said, my experience with Hohner has been solid top.
     
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    This is how a solid top spruce should look like. Look at the edges of the soundhole
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    I missed it. I tried to contact the seller, but the ad was gone.

    It was a good deal, but not fantastic. Had it been better, I'd have jumped on it before asking.