Rodebald Hoyer Lindberg Samba, 1963

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Instrument: In the early sixties, Rodebald Hoyer supplied the Munich music store Lindberg with... more
Rodebald Hoyer Lindberg Samba, 1963

Instrument:
In the early sixties, Rodebald Hoyer supplied the Munich music store Lindberg with various guitar models. Among others also with the Samba, as it was called at Lindberg. Many of the Lindberg guitars have a corresponding soundhole sticker, but quite a few do not, like ours. The Samba was a mid-priced instrument with quite high quality details like the elaborate pearloid inlays, a rounded cutaway corner and bindings around the entire body. Of course, it also has R. Hoyer's usual date stamp: 142 63, so it dates from February 14, 1963, making it one of the late ones, before Rodebald Hoyer's death in 1964.

Material:
Laminated body, solid top, all made entirely of maple. The neck is triple-blocked and consists of three beech strips, which are glued throughout, including the headstock. The fingerboard is rosewood with five white pearloid inlays and one of red celluloid at the 12th fret - typically Rodebald Hoyer. The headstock is also covered with white pearloid and has the red pearloid wedge in the center, used only by R. Hoyer. Cream white bindings around body and soundholes. Pickguard of brown marbled pearloid with white side stripe. Bridge made of black stained pearwood. Open, engraved tuners, solid tailpiece by ABM-Müller. Almost legendary is the poor quality of the red color used by Hoyer, which, as with this guitar, fades very quickly under UV exposure (daylight) to the point of complete disappearance. In covered areas, some red still remains, creating the "wild" look, common for these guitars. A blemish, which of course has no influence on manufacturing quality, sound and playing quality.

Instruments history:
The guitar certainly has a lot passed through it. It was played much and treated not sparingly, the frets at some point have already been renewed. Actually, it should already be sold off on the flea market, but we could not let that happen. When we got it, a simple and completely rusted tailpiece was mounted, the tuner bushings were missing just like the pickguard and the completely resinous tuners could not be turned anymore.

Restoration work:
Complete cleaning inside and out. All lacquer surfaces extensively bale polished and sealed. Fingerboard and frets were stripped and oiled or polished. We disassembled, cleaned, polished and re-oiled the tuners and installed matching bushings. The rusty tailpiece had to give way to a new old stock part from the early sixties from ABM-Müller. A matching pickguard from the same era also came from our Kirschnek stock. Finally, new strings were put on, a setup was done - that's it.

Current condition:
The big Samba is a typical German post-war archtop, already a bit out of fashion in 1963, but still a high-quality representative of its guild. Our model is far from perfect, no longer completely original, color-wise with blemishes, but it has a lot of character and its small flaws also somehow make the charm of this guitar. Technically and structurally the guitar is of course flawless, it plays easily and develops a beautiful, very typical percussive guitar sound. For use as a strumming and rhythm guitar it is perfect and delivers sixties sound without end. A piece of vintage history for very little money - we like it very much!

Measures:
Overall length 42.1”/107 cm; body length 20.9”/53 cm; lower bout width 16.9”/43 cm; waist width 10.8”/27,5 cm; upper bout width 13”/33 cm; body depth 3.1”/7,8 cm; scale length 25.2”/64 cm (zero fret to saddle); fingerboard width 1.7”/4,4 cm at zero fret, 2.1”/5,3 cm at 12th fret; overall weight 2.270 g; string action on 12th fret 0.12”/3 mm.

Purchase and payment:
Just send us an email to info@german-vintage-guitar.com and you will receive your invoice immediately. Or simply order here through the shop.

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