Joined: 21 Feb 2005
Location: Hamburg, Germany
|Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:36 pm Post subject: Identifying vintage H?fner/Hofner guitars
|When trying to identify my old H?fners, I came across these great sites that have been mentioned before in another context:
Here's a rather new forum with helpful fans:
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.
ZZee ya, Hans-Jürgen
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