View Full Version : Thrift Store Find! Hohner HU-6 Ukulele

02-04-2016, 04:23 PM
I found a Hohner HU-6 at a local thrift store, complete in original box and warrantee card and I thought it was a cheap one until I noticed it seemed to be older because it was Made in Japan. Googling, YouTube, and eBay show nothing on this unit, so I was wondering if anyone had any information on this instrument? Any help would be awesome!

PS. First Post!! :)


02-04-2016, 05:01 PM
Yeah, it looks older for sure, sweet find! Welcome to the forum...

02-04-2016, 05:04 PM
Maybe from the 60s or 70s? It looks to be in very good condition!

02-04-2016, 05:22 PM
Is there a copyright date on the warranty card?

02-04-2016, 05:30 PM
Unfortunately not! Here is a picture of the warentee card

02-05-2016, 01:44 AM
Looking at the electric keyboards pictured on the warrenty card I would guess 1970's.

02-05-2016, 03:37 AM
looks like 70s or early 80s printed material to me. Cool find, how does it sound?

Trader Todd
02-05-2016, 03:56 AM
Wow! Nice score. Nothing better than a good thrift store find. Welcome to the UU!

02-05-2016, 04:17 AM
Welcome to Ukulele Underground!!! That uke looks nice!!!

02-05-2016, 04:30 AM
Nice little ukulele. If there are any zip codes on the printed materials, it will be newer than the 1960's.

02-05-2016, 05:06 AM
NIce find, congrats.

02-05-2016, 06:59 AM
Thanks!! I was wondering, how can I tell what it is made of? Whether it is solid, laminate, or partial solid?

02-05-2016, 07:43 AM
Welcome to UU! NICE score!

02-05-2016, 07:45 AM
Thanks!! I was wondering, how can I tell what it is made of? Whether it is solid, laminate, or partial solid?
Look in the soundhole and around the uke where the top/bottom meet the sides, if you see layers in the wood there (like plywood) then it's a laminate. I think it looks like mahogny.

02-05-2016, 12:10 PM
Nice find, agree it looks 70's. Don't you love thrift shops? Agree it looks like Mahoghany and it looks hand made, some points are a bit rudimentary. Good score for you!
I doubt you will find much info on it, but at this point my guess would be this instrument sat around somebody's place for a long time, they cleaned house and now you have discovered it.
Value? Anything really is only worth what it is worth to you.

Intriguing and very sweet.

I have an old 70's Fender classical that I scored from a Thrift store a few years back and she sounds awesome. We tracked and tried to determine her date, but even Fender only gave us a range.