Category Archives: M23

80221-I M23V

80221-I Brentrup M23V Varnish F5, Italian Spruce Top, classic M23 logo inlay, striped ebony pickguard, tortoise binding

  brent23V-f brent23V-h brent23V-bcbrent23V-bbrent23V-scr


1999 M23 12993E

Serial number 12993E, Signed Dec 1999, 3rd instrument Hans built.

Engelmann top and Bosnian Maple back and sides. Tortoise binding top and back. Early logo on the Headstock.


2004 M23 V

2004 M23 V (Need Serial Number)

German Spruce top?


80471-I M23V

Exceptional M23V, serial number 80471-I, signed August 2004, 71st instrument that Hans built, Italian Spruce top, flamed maple 2-piece back, large frets, radiused fingerboard, back of head has an ebony veneer. Body, headstock, fingerboard and pickguard are bound in white with a black stripe, doubled fleur-de-lis headstock inlay, Varnish finish, Waverly tuners with ebony buttons, James tailpiece, the scooped fingerboard extension is fully fretted, custom “snowflake” fret markers.

Older pictures including build

Hans said “Here’s a picture of scraping after the first coat of varnish. Color differences are lighting. The real red scroll is camera flash. It’s just one coat a day from here on with a rough sand after about half of the finish is on.”

20456-G M23V

20456-G M23V, signed February, 2004, 56th instrument made by Hans. German Spruce Top with bearclaw pattern,  naturally distressed,  original  tailpiece replaced with Bill James tailpiece, K & K Twin pickup with end-pin jack installed, sometimes equipped with fossilized ivory bridge top, original owner currently using the original.

20327-I M23V


Black top Italian Spruce 23V, signed February, 2003, 27th instrument Hans built.

2002 M23V

2002 M23V Italian top