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Identifying vintage H?fner/Hofner guitars

 
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hans-j?rgen
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:36 pm    Post subject: Identifying vintage H?fner/Hofner guitars Reply with quote

When trying to identify my old H?fners, I came across these great sites that have been mentioned before in another context:

http://www.provide.net/~cfh/hofner.html
http://www.vintagehofner.co.uk/cont.html

Here's a rather new forum with helpful fans:

http://www.hofners.co.uk/

It seems that my H?fner archtop is the 465 model with three 511 pickups, ebony fingerboard with rosewood stripes and inlays and herringbone purfling around the top, f-holes, sides and back. The top is laminated spruce, sides and back are rosewood. Here's a quite similar model from an Australian dealer:



My guitar is probably a bit older than that, early to mid '60s.
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