HOHNER had the idea of creating a new guitar series that follows very clear, clean and simple design principles. The Essential Series was first introduced in 2009 and celebrated great success throughout Europe. The Essential Series combines this with a refreshingly simple design. 

We maintain the focus on the essential attributes of a good guitar: sound and playability. 

HOHNER then introduced several features like the No Variance Intonation system (NVI series), upgraded the series to “Essential Pro” and added several new body shapes.

The Essential Roots Series guitars connect to HOHNER’s historical role in roots and blues music. Therefore we teamed up with guitarists and session musicians of our harmonica endorsees to develop an exceptional series of vintage inspired guitars.

An extraordinary feature of this series is the NVI system that ensures perfect intonation all over the fingerboard – see how it works on our info page!