Roderich Paesold Guitars!

A number of people have come across old guitars with the Roderich Paesold guitars and can't find any information on them. I came across a 6 string with model P130.

I wanted to post an email response I received from the "string instrument specialist" at the Roderich Paesold company:

thank you very much for your kind inquiry but sorry, no we can't answer your questions, strange enough, hmmm? We did never make guitars, we had always been a company for bows and stringed instruments only. I'll give you view into the history and you'll understand why there are vintage guitars by Roderich Paesold and why we can't come up with answers:

In the late 1960's Roderich - the founder - retired and sold his company to the clarinet company Wenzel Schreiber & Sons in Nauheim. Later Schreiber (together with Roderich Paesold) was integrated in the Boosey&Hawkes (B&H) group (the other companies were Keilwerth, Buffet Crampon, Besson, Rico, Winter and (only from 1993 on) Hofner). A world wide group-own network of international distribution companies was installed.

There was a high demand for guitars in the 70's and 80's but B&H didn't have a own guitar manufacturing company yet. But the group management of B&H wanted to join the guitar boom: Dutch made guitars (actually manufactured by Egmont, this company is not existent any more) were bought in with Paesold labels and sold mainly by the British and USA distribution companies. We here in Germany initially even didn't know anything about that.

Now you'll understand that we don't have any technical files, no brochures, no catalogues, no pricelists, just nothing. We only gave - for a certain period - our name because we were the only company in the group that was related to strings, all others were related to brass- and woodwind.

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Roderich Paesold guitar

I had found this forum several years back and just pulled my guitar out again, it's been some time in storage. I learned to play on this Roderich Paesold guitar 42 years ago. It's a model 90, made in Holland. It's been a wonderful guitar, curious how many of them are out there still. This one was purchased at Meyers' Music in downtown Seattle 1st Avenue, back in the 70's.

Roderich Paesold guitar, model 180

Hello all, I just bought a Roderich Paesold guitar Model 180. It's a 6 string metal, and it is in great shape. Waiting one week, the price dived from $ 125.- to $ 45,50, and I rushed to buy. To my surprice, this guitar is a beautiful instrument, and I treasure it very much! I found it on a danish fleamarket. I suggest this model comes from around the year 1970. Can anyone comment? Best wishes, Erik

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