Photos of some of the beautiful and unusual guitars which I have owned, restored, or sold.
Guitars which are currently for sale will be listed on the FOR SALE page
1961 FASAN 'Commander'
One of two known examples of this deluxe, high-end model by Franz Sandner.
Features 'Ideal' Pickup and distinctive 1961 truss-rod fittings
This Example has a npn-original bridge & Tailpiece
A Second Example
One other example of this guitar, recorded as being a "Hopf Commodore" (sic - note "Commander" is hand-etched on tailpiece, 'Hopf' was, I suspect, an educated guess), was the subject of a feature by Michael Wright in Vintage Guitar Magazine's "The Different Strummer"
This same guitar recently appeared on ebay (below).
(note identifying points: repaired neck break, covered with amateurish black splodge, filled off-centre strap-button hole in neck heel cap)
Features presumed original deluxe tailpiece, with seemingly hand-engraved name "Commander"
An Acoustic Variant:
Non-Electric Archtop, with Simplified non-deluxe appointments: Non-checquered Body-Binding, unbound neck with dot inlays
A Related Model:
Later model with same body shape, but normal truss-rod fitting, regular f-holes, and knobs fitted without separate control-plate
Dot fret-markers, and changed pickguard shape