The Hohner HC06 classical acoustic guitar is a fantastic guitar for the low price tag. It has a spruce top, catalpa back and sides, a mahogany neck and an 18.5 fret rosewood fretboard and bridge. The guitar is finished with a natural, high gloss finish. This is actually the model recommended by many guitar teachers for their students and it’s a great beginner or practice guitar.
Overall: (4.0 / 5)
This guitar is a part of the “classical” series of guitar by Hohner, which contains both acoustic and electro-acoustic classical guitars. The HC series of guitars offer great tone and playability at a low price, and for this reason it’s not difficult to see why this guitar has been recommended by so many guitar teachers! This guitar, is a fully acoustic classical guitar from the range.
Hohner HC06 Features
- Spruce Top with Catalpa Back and sides and Eastern Mahogany neck
- Rosewood fretboard and bridge
- 18.5 frets in total (but he body joins the neck at the 12th fret)
- Natural, high gloss finish
- 3-in-1 type, chrome plated machine heads
- Nice low, playable action (string height)
- Classical type, non-cutaway body shape
- Full Size (650mm)
What we liked about this Guitar
The Hohner HC06 is a well constructed and playable guitar for the price range. The strings aren’t too high off the frets, making the guitar more easily playable for the beginner guitarist. In fact, for this price range, you’d almost be right to expect your basic “cheap, barely playable” guitar…but this is not it!
The machine heads hold their tuning well, and the action and playability mean that this guitar would be great for either the complete beginner (as a starter guitar) or for the professional wanting a cheap guitar to practise on.
What we didn’t like
Although this guitar is very playable, and sounds like a guitar of twice the price, there are some downsides. First of all, when we say this guitar is well constructed “for the price range”, we mean just that- there are guitars out there that are made to a better standard.
Granted, if this is your first guitar and you’re just looking to get started, you’ll likely not notice the slightly slippy tuning pegs or that some of the frets can be a bit “sharp” (in terms of the edges, not the pitch).
Overall, this is a brilliant budget guitar. It produces a very pleasing sound, is easy to play (or start to play) and the price tag isn’t going to break the bank.
However, if you’re looking for something more than a beginners classical guitar, this isn’t it. For the professional player, you’re likely looking for something more than this, great value budget guitar.