Hofner Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage advertisements; 4 adverts covering a period of 8 years, from 1966 to 1974. Click the images to have a closer look.

Hofner Verithin - Hofner Have Done The Impossible

Hofner Have Done The Impossible
Hofner Verithin - 1966

Hofner 500/1 - Hofner The World

Hofner The World's Most Popular Guitars!
Hofner 500/1 - 1967

Hofner President - Hofner is Not the Best Guitar in the World But it is By Far the Best in its Class

Hofner is Not the Best Guitar in the World But it is By Far the Best in its Class
Hofner President - 1968

Hofner G500/1 - When we asked Alice Cooper

When we asked Alice Cooper's Dennis Dunaway why he plays a Hofner bass, this is what he said:
Hofner G500/1 - 1974


Guitar makers have advertised in music magazines such as Down Beat, Guitar Player and very many more. Some manufacturers advertised widely (Guild, Gibson, Fender) but many more didn't and adverts are few and far between. Here are some of my favourite ads out of the ones i've seen. You can browse through all the images from the category links above, or by manufacturer from the links below.

AMPS
Ampeg, Leslie, Marshall, Orange, Peavey, Sunn
GUITARS
Epiphone, Fender, G&L, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Hagstrom, Harmony, Martin, Music Man, Rickenbacker, Vox

1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman

Vintage Hofner guitars for sale

Hofner Verithin Semi Accoustic Vintage 1964 Cherry Red Bigsby Electric Guitar

BELPER, DE56, UNITED KINGDOM

£500

This is a vintage Hofner Verithin guitar with Bigsby tremelo arm. Believed manufactured in 1964 serial number 2726. See here to estimate date: http: / / www vintagehofner co uk / registration / register / verithin html Things that have been replaced:Machine heads - still have all 6 originals but ferrules and screws for only 5 (see photo) Back has been varnished in the 80's as the back had paint missing (see photo) Bigsby arm - original provided but has been painted and needs rechroming (see ... more

Vintage 1960 Hofner President Brunette Acoustic Archtop Hollow Body Guitar #371

LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE, L2, UNITED KINGDOM

£799

Vintage 1960 Hofner President Brunette Acoustic Guitar Yes, yes, we know, we're a drum shop. But could you turn this beauty down when offered to you? Exactly. Frequently selling vintage drums, guitars are a little outside our wheel-house but our vintage instrument assessment skills are transferable. This beautiful piece of wood came in to us with a little dust on it but otherwise in this condition. The guitar as a whole appears to be original, the strings could have been replaced, although they ... more

Vintage Blonde Hofner President Electro-Acoustic Guitar No 4644 c1958

TONBRIDGE, KENT, TN10, UNITED KINGDOM

£400

Vintage Blonde Hofner President Electro-Acoustic Guitar No 4644 c1958 COLLECTION from Central London or Tonbridge, Kent CASH on collection ONLY All Original parts including Hofner pickup with fixed lead and thumb wheel volume control. The action is good as I have lowered the original bridge by a few millimetres. There are a couple of minor scratches and dink’s which I’ve pictured. A lovely old guitar with a unique vintage sound. Please do NOT pay via PayPal CASH on COLLECTION ONLY... more

VINTAGE 1960'S HOFNER - (EGMOND, EKO, KAY) BASS GUITAR TUNER-HIGH STRING SIDE

PLANO, TEXAS, 75093, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$59

SOLID VINTAGE PIECE FOR YOUR BUILD PROJECT OR RESTORATION. OPERATES SMOOTHLY. SMALL(3 / 8 " ) CRACK CAUSING NO DEFLECTION OR SLIPPING. PLEASE NOTE THIS TUNER IS SPECIFIC TO THE HIGH STRING(D, G) SIDE OF HEADSTOCK. THANKS FOR LOOKING! BR 6 / 21 / 18... more

VINTAGE 1960'S HOFNER - (EGMOND, EKO, KAY) BASS GUITAR TUNER-LOW STRING SIDE

PLANO, TEXAS, 75093, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$59

SOLID VINTAGE PIECE FOR YOUR BUILD PROJECT OR RESTORATION. OPERATES SMOOTHLY. SMALL(3 / 8 " ) CRACK CAUSING NO DEFLECTION OR SLIPPING. PLEASE NOTE THIS TUNER IS SPECIFIC TO THE LOW STRING(A, E) SIDE OF HEADSTOCK. THANKS FOR LOOKING! BR 6 / 21 / 18... more

HOFNER 50's Vintage Jazz Accoustic Guitar. Totally Original. Plays Well. No 4113

CHESTER, CH52HW, UNITED KINGDOM

£350

HOFNER No. 4113 Congress Model Acoustic Jazz Guitar. Un-messed with .This Hofner Guitar has been sat on top of my wardrobe for decades .I haven't cleaned it or changed the strings in years .I'm not sure of the best product to clean it with so I thought it best to leave it alone and let a New Owner clean it the way they would want to !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some of the turn keys on the head have been changed / adjusted to suit but apart from that its totally original as far as I can tell . Mother of ... more

Hofner Committee Archtop Guitar 1960 with OHSC

FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, 01701, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2650

Hofner Committee 1960 Archtop Guitar Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE For your consideration is my 1960 Hofner Committee archtop acoustic guitar. This is an exceptional vintage specimen that plays and sounds great. The Committee was produced by Hofner from 1954 until 1969 and set the standard for acoustic archtops in its day. Here’s your chance to own a piece of Hofner history This particular guitar was featured in the April 2018 issue of Premier Guitar Magazine and can be seen ... more

Just reduced Hofner Congress 1959 acoustic guitar in near mint condition

CANTERBURY, CT13HQ, UNITED KINGDOM

£495

For sale is my Hofner 1959 Congress. The guitar has been professionally set up by a genius luther with the best playable action possible and with the finest suitable strings. The tone is fabulous, the condition and finish superb and I doubt whether there is better out there outside of an archive. The guitar comes with its original case. This a tremendous instrument equally suited to a working musician or as a collector's piece. Collection only as the risk of damage I don't want to risk.... more

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