These are some really cool amps that are just about impossible to find! Made for a few short years in the mid 1960s, these Hohner Contessa amps are total sleepers.See, Hohner was never famous for making guitar amps and apparently these weren’t marketed well back in the day, so they faded into relative obscurity. Not many were ever made and it’s rare for one to appear on the used market. But what also makes these amp mysterious and highly sought after is the 1960s California Bartell connection. Bartell was the company started by Paul Barth and Ted Peckels. The name Paul Barth is legendary among 1960s guitar nuts since he worked for Rickenbacker, Magnatone, and National. Anyway, the common theory is that Bartell designed all the Hohner amps and built most of them.And among all the Hohner Contessa amps, this one here is the most desirable since it’s such an excellent guitar amp. Running on a pair of EL84s, this amp produces a good amount of volume and has a wonderful long pan reverb. It actually has some clean headroom and then past 12 o’clock gets real crunchy and saturated. Either way these darn things sound wonderful and are well built using point to point wiring. Easy to fix, easy to maintain. This amp is all original, but I can’t tell if the speaker is original. It’s vintage and probably stock, but I just can’t say for sure. It’s in perfect working condition and cosmetically very clean. Here’s a link to a website with the schematic and other cool information. http://www.rru.com/~meo/Guitar/Amps/HohnerCA200/In the meantime, here’s a cool site about Bartell!! Check it out!And here’s one last pic.