• Hohner The Prince
  • Hohner Te Prinz electric guitar, re-released model with Hohner headstock
    Hohner Te Prinz
  • Close up of Hohner TE Prinz guitar showing maple flamed top
    TE Prinz close up
  • Hohner the Prinz Headstock
    Hohner the Prinz Headstock
  • Hohner the Prinz Body Close up
    Hohner the Prinz Body Close up


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1990 to 1996

Production of the The Prinz began in 1990 and ended in 1996. The design is based on a skunk-striped telecaster style guitar played by Prince. The guitar was made in Korea, and not endorsed by Prince. The body shape is just like a Telecaster, and it has the tele 25.5 inch scale length, 2 single coil pickups and fixed bridge. The body is 3 piece Californian maple with flamed maple top and back.

The first Hohner Prince custom model was called "The Prinz" with a Fender Headstock. Fender objected to the copyright violation so Hohner re-released the guitar in 1994 as the "TE Prinz" with a Hohner Headstock.

These guitars are popular with Prince fans. They sold for around $300 when new, but due to the Prince connection they sell for much more now.


Specifications (20)


Body back materialflamed maple body back
Body materialmaple body
Body styleTelecaster style
Body top materialflamed maple body top
Pickguard materialtortoiseshell pickguard


Bridgehardtail bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware


Fingerboard materialmaple fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers


Finish colorsnatural finish
Made inKorea
Number of strings6 strings


Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets21 fret
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners


Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control


Pickups brand and modelHohner GS-1 pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 single coil pickups

Prices (5)

2014£75goodLesSolid maple body looks good plays and sounds good As far as I'm concerned It's better than a fender I would not swap it for one
1996550 NLG newGeorgeDiscounted from 800 Dutch guilders (365 euro), my first guitar. I paid 250 euro in 1996.
2018$600goodHowiegreat condition

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