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Frequently Asked Questions

Conn Acoustic & Electric Guitars

Q: Where does the information on this web site come from?

A: Information on this site has been compiled by the website owner from a variety of sources, including former Conn Guitars administration, Conn Guitar employees, music store owners, owners of Conn guitars, and personal research. All information is validated for accuracy prior to posting, unless otherwise stated.

Q: Where were Conn guitars made?

A: Most were made in Japan. Some were made in Korea, and a select few were made in the USA. Only 400 were made in the USA--100 each of models F-60, F-65, F-70, and F-75. 

Q: How much is my Conn guitar worth?

A: There are a variety of considerations when assigning a value to a Conn guitar. I do not provide that service, because there can be liability associated with providing an estimate of a guitar's value, when there are unknowns. Examples: Is the truss rod functional or broken? Is there any internal detached bracing?, Is the neck warped? Is the guitar "bellied"? Is the action high, and can it be adjusted out? There are businesses that will provide an estimated value. Gruhn Guitars provides this service for a fee. IN GENERAL, CONN GUITARS IN GOOD CONDITION ARE WORTH BETWEEN $75-$900 -- DEPENDING ON THE MODEL.

Q: Does my Conn acoustic guitar have a solid top?

A: It appears that Conn guitars with model numbers F-27 and under (F-25, F-23, etc) have all laminate bodies--including a laminated spruce top. Beginning with the model F-28, Solid tops were used.  Exceptions are the model F-30 and F-312--which are 12-string guitars made with laminate tops. Models F-60 thru F-75 are know to have had all solid wood bodies and tops. I do not have information for models F-31 thru F-35, but the research goes on, and I will post updates as they become available.

Q: What materials were used for Conn acoustic and electric guitars?

A: Not all information is known at this time. However, woods that were known to have been used on acoustic and electric guitars were maple, mahogany, and rosewood. Acoustic guitars also were made with Nato, Saphere (a mahogany varietal), and Jacaranda (similar to rosewood, but exact species unknown),  A data sheet defining all that is know about materials used in each model can be found here:

Acoustic Guitars

Electric Guitars

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