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Hohner XK250/251 Fretless Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DiazRomero, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. DiazRomero


    Jun 25, 2004
    Moss Beach, CA
    Does anyone out there own a Hohner XK250 or XK251 fretless bass? I have what I believe is an XK251 that I've owned for many years (I bought it used way back when), but as I was doing some maintenance on it the other day, I suddenly became aware that other than a small sticker on the back of the headstock that says "Made in West Germany", there is absolutely no other identifying tags on the bass at all. No logo on the headstock; no serial no. in the f holes, nothing. Where is your serial no. or Model no. located?:help:

    She's a great bass that I've had for quite some time, probably around 30 yers. She's my go to when I want a fretless.
  2. Never heard of it- pics? I do have a mid-80's MIK Honner-Steinberger clone. Not a bad bass, even after I did a hack defret.
  3. zuperutah


    Dec 20, 2006
    Hi DiazRomero-
    Your TalkBass post came up in a Google search and, even though your post is about a year old at this point, I've come across some information that may help you with your Hohner XK 251 bass project.

    There is an eBay listing by "guitar-collector" that has details in the Description area about the 1970's Hohner XK-251 "Black Widow" he/she had for sale here:

    The eBay listing references a website about the luthier with bass information here: http://bartell.vintageusaguitars.com/index.php/amps_electronics/bartell-basses/

    Also references schematis on the Downloads page here:

    Hope this helps you.

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